Japanology

Book Chapters

Discovering Japanese Fusion of Religions on the Pilgrimage Island of Shikoku” (free at ResearchGate | Academia.Edu | 英和翻訳 (in Japanese), in A Passion for Japan: A Collection of Personal Narratives / Book flyer / Related presentation: Encountering famous East-West bridge persons across the U.S. to Japan slideshow | description & download voice recording [2022].

Symbolism of Fire in Greek and Japanese Creation Myths” and “Symbolism of Air in Greco-Roman and Japanese Creation Myths” (both together) in Four Elements in Mythology: Seeking a World Nature Philosophy (Japan Code Books) [2021].

Japanese People and Society (government document).

Encyclopedia articles

Shikoku, the Pilgrimage Island of Japan Mount Kōya, Japan | Buddhist Syncretism in Japan

Co-authored Historical and Cultural Guidebooks

Shikoku Bilingual Guidebook | Kagawa: A Guide to Sanuki, Gateway to Shikoku

Selected Cultural Articles

This is Asia: Exploring the Contrast between East Asian and Indo-Western Ways of Thinking (2020) | Ubiquitous Mask Use in Fastidious Japan (2020) | Legend of the Woman Diver (bilingual research paper) | Internationalizing the Essence of Haiku Poetry | Can non-Japanese write real Haiku poetry? | East-West Cultural Differences in Basic Life Stance | How to Hear Japanese Debate their Place in the World

Graduate Research

Kūkai and Zentsūji (M.A. Thesis) | Zen and Esoteric Buddhism Papers | Riding the White Elephant, Blossoming the Golden Flower (Presentation Abstract).

Book Reviews

Multilingual Japan Multicultural Japan: From Palaeolithic to Postmodern

Lectures

East-West Symbolic Language of Dreams, Myths, Legends, Iconography, and Poetry” (Keynote Address, Florida). Zoom recording [Minutes 55:00-1:36:34] (November 1, 2020). Also on YouTube, Haiku and my philosophy [Minutes 28-37] (October 31, 2020) and Introducing the Bilingual Haiku Scroll [Minutes 43:40-51:40] (November 1, 2020).

Deep in Japan Podcasts: “Steve McCarty: How to Be a Professional Foreigner in Japan” [2022] / “A Lecture on Japanese Prehistory and Mythology with Professor Steve McCarty” [2020].

See also lectures for the Japanese government on Japanese People and Society, Journalism on Japan, or Multimedia (podcasts, videos, & supplementary readings).