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The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan
(positions: east asia cultures critique, 1998)
Discusses the fate of jazz in wartime Japan, emphasizing not just the official ban on the music, but the ways that jazz musicians found ways to make the idiom serve national policy.
Jammin’ on the Jazz Frontier: The Japanese Jazz Community in Interwar Shanghai
(Japanese Studies, 1999-05)
Examines the community of expatriate Japanese musicians playing jazz in interwar Shanghai, and the symbolic meaning of Shanghai as a "frontier" where musicians could develop their chops.
Inventing Jazztowns and Internationalizing Local Identities in Japan
(Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kōbe University, 2004)
Describes the respective claims of port cities Yokohama and Kobe to be the points of entry for jazz in Japan.
Frenemy Music? Jazz and the Aural Imaginary in Wartime Japan
(Memoria e Ricerca: Rivista di storia contemporanea, 2018-05)
In my 2001 book Blue Nippon: "Authenticating Jazz in Japan", I argued that despite an attempted «total jazz ban», the music survived as «salon/light music» or «hidden jazz», and that musicians from the interwar jazz age ...