Eurospan is delighted to announce that Trans Pacific Press joined us on 1st October 2020 for distribution in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and Oceania.

Trans Pacific Press is the only academic publishing house that translates scholarly books originally published in Japanese into English and produces them for worldwide circulation. In social sciences and humanities, almost all local publishers in Japan solely publish works written in Japanese, while major international publishers tend to only consider manuscripts written and submitted in English, a situation which has long concealed Japanese scholarship from global debate. To address this dilemma, TPP has built a bridge between Japanese scholars and the outside world.


Amorphous Dissent
Post-Fukushima Social Movements in Japan
Edited by Takashi Horie, Hikaru Tanaka & Kiyoto Tanno
Jan 2021 228pp
9781920901851 Paperback
Since the Fukushima nuclear accident, Japan has seen a significant revival in its social activism, with large-scale social movements appearing. This book characterizes these movements as ‘amorphous’ based on the phenomenon in which movements are formed by diverse and disparate people and display disparate, disorganized and undefined elements.

An Anthropology of Things
Ikuya Tokoro & Kaori Kawai
Feb 2021 420pp
9781920901738 Paperback
Highlights the important roles that things play in our everyday lives by examining how things and humans interact. Based on ethnographical data from Asia, Africa, and Oceania, the included essays challenge the instrumentalist idea that humans alone are subjects with agency (freedom to act) while things are merely objects at their disposal.

Japan’s Ultra-Right
Naoto Higuchi
Feb 2021 310pp
9781920901684 Paperback
Offers a comprehensive account of the nativist movement in Japan today. Naoto Higuchi uses the life histories of activists to establish that the basis of their support for the movement is their conservativism rather than social or economic stress.