Review of earlier draft by Gabriel Andrade. La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 4th January 2006

Review of earlier draft by Dr Jun Sato, Cambridge University, 3rd August 2006 in English and Japanese

Comment from Andrew Barshay, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, May 2007

'Travels in a Japanese Mirror' an e-mail correspondence between James Bennett and Alan Macfarlane (March-June 2007)

Review by Leslie Mason in The Bookbag (August 2007)

Interview by Mark Thwaite in The Book Depository (August 2007)

Short review by Nick Rennison from The Sunday Times August 19th 2007, Timesonline

Review by Stefan Kosciuszko Chief Executive, Asia House, 24th August 2007

Review by Victoria James from The Independent August 31st 2007 Independent Online Edition

Comment by Professor Akira Hayami, Emeritus Professor of Economic History, Keio University, Japan, September 1st 2007

Email from Robert Precht 29th September 2007

Review by Mariko Kato from The Japan Times 7th October 2007

Review by Jonathan Gharraie from New Statesman 11th October 2007

Review by Clover Stroud from The Telegraph 22nd October 2007

Email from Professor Malcolm Benson, 2nd November 2007

Review article '..and now for somewhere completely different' By David Pilling, Financial Times February 16 2008

Review by Sandy Amazeen M&C 30th November 2008