Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
Praised by the New York Times as a "cult classic,"
the Guardian as "very readable and amusing,"
and the Japan Times as a "lighthearted love letter,"
Godzilla on My Mind is an engaging introduction
to Japan's most enduring cinematic icon.
Awarded the William Rockhill Nelson Award for Non-Fiction, 2005
Translated into Japanese as Gojira to Amerika no hanseiki
Kamiyama Kyoko, trans. Tokyo: Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2005
Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization
Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2010
The only concise overview of Japan’s phenomenal impact on world pop culture available in English, Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization combines an historical approach to the evolution and diffusion of Japanese pop with interdisciplinary perspectives from anthropology, literary studies, political science, and the visual arts.
The bestselling title in the AAS Key Issues in Asian Studies
series of classroom texts
Used in university and school classrooms around the world
Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998
"A brilliant study of the ideology of Japanese industrial management" (Monumenta Nipponica), Manufacturing Ideology traces the origins of Japan's celebrated managerial methods (from "lean production" to the quality movement) to the American practice of Taylorism.
Awarded the John Whitney Hall Prize,
Association for Asian Studies, 2000
Named one of "100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan," the Nippon Foundation, 2008
Banking Policy in Japan:
American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation
London and New York: Routledge, 1988
Banking Policy in Japan is the first study in English to focus on the impact of U.S. occupation initiatives in democratization and deconcentration on the Japanese banking industry.
This volume casts new light on the limits of
occupation reformism and the postwar resurgence of
the Japanese financial sector.
A Companion to Japanese History
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007
Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007
The East Asian Olympiads, 1934-2008:
Building Bodies and Nations in Japan, Korea, and China
(co-edited with Michael Baskett)
Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental/Brill, 2011
In Godzilla's Footsteps:
Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage
(co-edited with Michiko Ito)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Banking in Japan, 3 volumes
London and New York: Routledge, 1999
A selection of the more than 40 articles, book chapters, and essays published in venues including Environmental History, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Journal of Management History, and Education About Asia.
"The Pelagic Empire: Reconsidering Japanese Expansion"
in Brett Walker, Julia Thomas, and Ian Miller, eds.
Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power
Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013
“For Godzilla and Country:
How a Japanese Monster Became an American Icon”
Foreign Affairs, May 27, 2014
“Looking Straight at Them!
Understanding the Big Bug Movies of the 1950s”
Environmental History 12:2, April 2007
Included in a 40th anniversary online edition of the journal Environmental History (2017) comprising 18 articles
“curated by past and present editors of Environmental History . . . representing what the journal’s editors consider path-breaking scholarship that has shaped our field.”
"Oh No, There Goes Tokyo: Recreational Apocalypse
and the City in Postwar Japanese Popular Culture"
in Gyan Prakash, ed.
Noir Urbanisms: Dystopic Images of the Modern City
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010
"Landscapes in the Dark Valley:
Toward an Environmental History of Wartime Japan"
Environmental History 8:2, April 2003
and in Richard Tucker and Edmund Russell, eds.
Natural Ally, Natural Enemy: Toward an Environmental History of Warfare Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004
"W. Edwards Deming and the Origins of Quality Control in Japan"
Journal of Japanese Studies 22:2, Summer 1996
Anthologized in Edward Beauchamp, ed.
Dimensions of Contemporary Japan, Volume 5 (1998)
Morris Low, ed., Science, Technology and R&D in Japan (2002)
and Steven Tolliday, ed., The Economic Development of Modern Japan, 1945-1995, Volume 1 (2002)