- Title Pages
- List of Figures and Tables
- Notes on Terms
- 1 The Silk Road of the Sea: A Beginning
- 2 Edo Period Riches
- 3 Murotsu and the Meiji Revolution, 1868
- 4 The Political Culture of the Meiji Village
- 5 Ritual Culture and Political Power
- 6 Overseas Migration at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
- 7 The Transnational Hometown: Zenith and Decline
- 8 Bridging the Postwar Divide
- 9 <i>Furusato</i> Boom, Kaminoseki Bust
- 10 Nuclear Decision
- 11 Atomic Power, Community Fission
- 12 The Silk Road of the Sea: An Ending
- Production Notes
- Hard Times in the Hometown
- University of Hawai'i Press
Japanese names are written in Japanese order, with the surname first, unless the subject is an author who publishes in English.
When transliterating Japanese, macrons indicate a long vowel. For common proper nouns, such as Tōkyō or Ōsaka, I have omitted the macrons unless they appear as part of a Japanese term. This is also the case for Chūgoku Denryoku Kabushiki Gaisha, whose official English name is Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc.
All references to money are given in contemporary (unrefined) values and, where possible, contextualized for their significance.
The main historical and imperial periods discussed are