Russian Japanology Review 2018, Vol. 1

Russian Japanology Review, 2018, Vol. 1, 168 p. ISВN 978-5-91022-371-8



The Russian Japanology Review contains several recent academic publications by Russia scholars in the sphere of Japanese studies. Russian editions of these works have been published in 2017 in Yezhegodnik Yaponiya (Yearbook Japan) and e-journal ‘Yaponskiye issledovaniya’ (Japanese Studies in Russia) mainly (some articles were published in other scientific journals of Russia). Yearbook Japan and Japanese studies in Russia the organs of the Association of Japanologists.

The purpose of this project is broader international promotion of the results of Japanese studies in Russia and the introduction of the academic activities of Russian Japanologists. Yearbook Japan was founded in 1972. At present it is the core Russian academic periodical in the sphere of Japanese Studies. Traditionally it rubricates articles in four large sections – politics, economics and society, history, and culture. The quarterly e-journal ‘Japanese Studies in Russia’ founded in 2016 propagates the results of academic studies in every research area of Japanology. Both editions are published under the auspice of Association of Japanologists in cooperation with Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Institute of Far Eastern Studies of RAS.


Streltsov D.V. Editor’s foreword 7
Dobrinskaya O.A. Sato Naotake: the way of a diplomat 9
Dyakonova E.M. Nature and/or poetry? Based on “A Poem of One Hundred Links Composed by Three Poets at Minase” (Minase Sangin Hyakuin, 1488) 25
Lebedeva I.P. Japan: Society of middle class 40
Malashevskaya M.N. Mongolia in Japan’s Eurasian Policy (1997 – 2017) 55
Meshcheryakov A.N. Ethnologist Yanagita Kunio: Long road to recognition 72
Simonova-Gudzenko E.K. The role of place names in the political culture of medieval Japan 91
Streltsov D.V. Russian-Japanese relations: Systemic crisis or new opportunities?
Timonina I.L. Creativity as economic resource: Japan’s practice 120
Toropygina M.V. On organization of poetic material in medieval japanese collections (Shinsanjurokkasen and Koyasan Kongozanmai-in tanzaku) 137
Shchepkin V.V., Kartashov K.M. Ritual and Law: Reception of Adam Laxman’s expedition in Japan 149
About authors 159
Appendix A. The bibliographic list of publications in Yearbook Japan for 2017 160
Appendix B. The bibliographic list of publications in “Japanese Studies in Russia” for 2016–2017 162