Japan monster history reading response

How well do the explanations of Western monsters (in Huet’s article, Monstrous imagination) seem to fit the kinds of monsters we encounter in The Book of Yōkai by Foster? Do you agree with Foster’s assertion in another book that “Yōkai are not monsters”?

Your response should be 1 – 1 1/2 pages long, double spaced. It is due Oct 2, 12:00pm noon EDT.