[For books, book chapters, and longer articles see Publications]


January 2019: The New York Times, ‘Marie Kondo and the Life-Changing Magic of Japanese Soft Power’

January 2019: review in The Telegraph of Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914 – 48

November 2018: The Guardian, Top 10 Books on Japan

November 2018: BBC History Magazine, Pearl Harbor and Samurai ‘Mon’

October 2018: Essay on ghosts in Japanese culture, for The Telegraph‘s Saturday Review

September 2018: feature piece in The Telegraph, on Paul Fonoroff’s Chinese Movie Magazines

August 2018: Aeon Magazine, ‘Ghosts on the Shore

August 2018: review in The Telegraph of Stephen Platt’s Imperial Twilight

July 2018: review in The Spectator of Alex Kerr’s Another Kyoto

June 2018: BBC World Histories, ‘Japan’s Growing Pains’

January 2017: History Today, ‘Meiji Modernist’

October 2016: Aeon Magazine, ‘The Be All and End All’

July 2016: BBC News Magazine, ‘How Japan Came to Believe in Depression’

April 2016: review in The Telegraph of Frank Dikotter’s The Cultural Revolution

December 2015: review in The Telegraph of Kenzaburo Oe’s Death By Water

September 2015: Nonreligion and Secularity, ‘Japan’s First Psychotherapies: Between ‘Religion’ and ‘Therapy”

August 2015: BBC News Magazine, ‘Three Western Myths About Japan

December 2014: BBC History Magazine, ‘Real Lives of the Kamikaze’ [accompanying podcast here]

November 2014: Aeon Magazine, ‘Into Nothingness

November 2014: History Today, ‘Japan’s Blitz

June 2014: review in The Telegraph of Ben Shepard’s Headhunters: the Search for a Science of the Mind

January 2014: Aeon Magazine, Silent Communion: Is Christian Meditation a Contradiction?

November 2012: Aeon Magazine, Couched in Kindness: Jakucho Setouchi and Japanese Psychoanalysis’  English->French version

June 2011: History Today, Signposts: Modern India