2023 journal paper "Translation Issues in the Rapid Transmission of Esoteric Buddhism from India to China to Japan" at Academia.edu | ResearchGate | Humanities Commons download.

Book Chapters

Discovering Japanese Fusion of Religions on the Pilgrimage Island of Shikoku” in A Passion for Japan (2022), free at ResearchGate / Academia.Edu / 和訳 (in Japanese) | Related presentation: “Encountering famous East-West bridge persons across the U.S. to Japandescription / download MP3 voice recording / slideshow

Symbolism of Fire and Air in Greco-Roman and Japanese Creation MythsFour Elements in Mythology, Vol. 2 (2023).

Japanese People and Society” (government document).

Publications in Japanese or bilingual: 著作リンク集.

Encyclopedia articles

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

Co-authored Historical and Cultural Guidebooks

Shikoku Bilingual Guidebook | Kagawa

Selected Cultural Articles

Internationalizing the Essence of Haiku Poetry” | “East-West Cultural Differences in Basic Life Stance” or download it | “Dual Nationality in Japan: Learning to Love Ambiguity” or download it | “This is Asia: Exploring the Contrast between East Asian and Indo-Western Ways of Thinking” | “Legend of the Woman Diver” or download it.

Join Steve on social media, largely posting about Japan, such as photos of Kyōto with explanations: Facebook / Mastodon.

Graduate Research

Kūkai and Zentsūji (Thesis) | Zen and Esoteric Buddhism PapersRiding the White Elephant, Blossoming the Golden Flower.

Book Reviews

Multilingual Japan | Multicultural Japan: From Palaeolithic to Postmodern

Deep in Japan Podcasts

Kūkai the Universal (June 2023) | How to Be a Professional Foreigner in Japan | Japanese Prehistory and Mythology.

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