Introduction

Janus Isaac Nolasco

ARTICLES

A Critical Analysis of Japanese Identity Discourse: Alternatives to the Hegemony of Nihonjinron

David REAR

Permanent Residents Not Wanting to Stay Permanently: Transnational Practices and Intent-to-Stay of Filipino Residents in Nagoya City

Erica SIOSON

Representing the Other: Marquis Ludovic de Beauvoir’s Account of Nineteenth-Century Java

Wening UDASMORO


COMMENTARIES

New Perspectives on Civil Society Engagement with ASEAN

Eduardo TADEM

Recipes of Citizenship: Politics, Moral Discourse, and Kapampangan Cuisine

Dominique JUNTADO

Recognizing the Exploited and Marginalized: ASEAN Integration and Critical Education

Noel MORATILLA


REVIEWS

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War
II Internment Camps. Directed by Shirley Muramoto-Wong

Reviewed by Elizabeth ENRIQUEZ

Japanese in Modern Philippine History by Shinzo Hayase

Reviewed by Karl Ian Cheng CHUA


TRAVEL NARRATIVES

Vignettes of East Asia in a Year of Transition

Miguel Paolo REYES

How to Say "Bittersweet" in Korean and Create Long Lasting Memories

Aldrin LEE


POETRY

Impression

Noel Christian MORATILLA

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS


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