A reference work that is at once comprehensive, stimulating, and potentially useful to both a specialist and non-specialist readership. . . . I cannot imagine a scholar or student in the field of Japanese studies who will not be grateful to Earl Miner for creating the happy combination of talent, energy, and expertise in the Miner-Odagiri-Morrell team, which made the Companion happen.--Eleanor Kerkham, Monumenta Nipponica [The] Companion is superb. . . . It is one of the most important reference tools ever to have appeared in the field of Japanese studies and its writers have earned our gratitude as well as our admiration. . . . All this information, a whole library in a single volume, is--thanks to its original structure--extremely easy to use.--Donald Richie, The Japan TimesMiner, Earl is the author of 'Princeton Companion...japanese Lit.' with ISBN 9780691065991 and ISBN 0691065993.