PhD Student, Japanese Studies
My dissertation examines Mishima Yukio’s essays on art and literature. In addition, I have recently finished writing a history of ritual suicide in Japan, and am now preparing a translation of one of Mishima’s novels.
Seppuku: A History of Samurai Suicide. Kodansha International, 2011.
'21st-Century Yakuza: Recent Trends in Organized Crime in Japan' (Part I: 'The Structure and Activities of the Yakuza', Part II: 'Yakuza vs the Police, & Foreign Crime Gangs in Japan'), Asia-Pacific Journal, February 2012.
Mishima Yukio, 'On Oscar Wilde', in The Wildean, vol. 43, July 2013.
Mishima Yukio, ‘Aesthetics of the Non-Existent: the Poetry of the Shinkokinshū’, in Kyoto Journal, no. 75, October 2012.
Nakagami Kenji, ‘The Wind and the Light’, in The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, vol. 2, Columbia University Press, 2007.
Mishima Yukio, ‘Extracts from the Posthumous Philosophical Diary of a Medieval Serial Killer’, in The East, vol. 39, no. 2, July 2003.
Mishima Yukio. The Peacocks. Travelman Press, 2001.
Mishima Yukio, ‘A Forest in Full Bloom’, in The East, vol. 36, no. 4, November 2000.
Mishima Yukio. ‘Circus’, in The East, vol. 35, no. 3, September 1999.
Nakagami Kenji. Snakelust. Kodansha International, 1999.
Miura Tetsuo, ‘The River of Endurance’, in The East, vol. 35, no. 2, July 1999.
Miura Tetsuo, ‘The Bagworm’, in The East, vol. 33, no. 3, September 1997.