|1982||Water Control in Tokugawa Japan: Irrigation Organization in a Japanese River Basin, 1600-1870. Ithaca: Cornell University, China-Japan Program East Asia Papers #31.|
|1982||Irrigation Management in Japan: A Critical Review of Japanese Social Science Research. Ithaca: Cornell University, Rural Development Committee Occasional Monograph Series/ China-Japan Program East Asia Papers #30 (joint publication).|
|1985||Deference and Defiance in 19th-Century Japan. Princeton: Princeton University Press.|
|2000||Japanese Civilization in the Modern World XIV: Information and Communication. Editor, with Umesao Tadao and Kubō Masatoshi. Senri Ethnological Studies, Number 52. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
|2004||Fanning the Flames: Fandoms and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan. Editor. Albany: SUNY Press|
|2007||This Sporting Life: Sports and Body Culture in Modern Japan. Editor, with Sugimoto Atsuo. CEAS Occasional Publications. Volume 1. New Haven: Yale University Council on East Asian Studies.
|2009||Golf at Yale: The Players, the Teams, the Course. With John A. Godley. New Haven: Marvelwood Press.
|2011||The Olympics in East Asia: Nationalism, Regionalism, and Globalism on the Center Stage of World Sports. Editor, with Susan Brownell. CEAS Occasional Publications. Volume 3. New Haven: Yale University Council on East Asian Studies.
|2014||The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia. Editor. London: Routledge.|
|2018||Hanshin Tigers Baseball: A Professional Sportsworld in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.|