Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan

Book Series
There are 5 volumes in this series
Published 2015 - 2018

About this series

This monograph series is published by the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan, and Springer. The aim of the series is to make works by Japanese scholars accessible to a wider readership and thereby enhance the global knowledge of Japanese and Asian scholarship in the fields of economic, social, and business history.


This book series will present English translations of outstanding recent academic research works, survey articles, and book reviews carefully selected from the Society’s quarterly Japanese-language journal Socio-Economic History, which is the preeminent journal in its field in Japan, as well as from other publications of the Society. These will be edited under specific themes such as energy and the environment, the consumer society and the company system in postwar Japan, and the economic history of Japan in the early twentieth century. The content will include chapters on economic, social, and business history ranging geographically from Japan and Asia as a whole to Europe and the United States, and a small number of book reviews of recent academic works published in Japanese and English.


Each English-language manuscript is carefully evaluated by the series editor and editorial board members, who evaluate not only the academic relevance and quality but also the language, presentation, and synthesis of topics in each volume.


The Society was founded in 1930 and currently comprises more than 1,400 registered members, mainly academics, researchers, and postgraduate students affiliated with universities and research institutions in Japan.

Series Editor

S. Sugiyama
Professor Emeritus, Keio University

Editorial Board Members

Haruhito Takeda
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Minoru Sawai
Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Nanzan University

Tomoko Shiroyama
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Kazuhiko Yago
Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University

Tetsuhiko Takai
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University