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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent accomplishment. To do otherwise would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilant right wing. Yet this insightful book by a Japanese-American... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00
Nanette Gottlieb's book considers the role of language in Japanese society in relation to identity formation. It covers important questions such as multilingualism, language and nationalism, and literacy and reading habits. Building on the author's previous highly regarded work, it will be essential reading for students and scholars. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
The New York Times said of Ronald H. Spector?s classic account of the American struggle against the Japanese in World War II, ?No future book on the Pacific War will be written without paying due tribute to Eagle Against the Sun.? Now Spector has returned with a book that is even more revealing. I n the Ruins of Empire chronicles the startling aftermath... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99
Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went to Shinohata twenty years ago when he was studying the land reform which broke the power of Japan's landlords. He went back many times thereafter... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99
Bushido , often translated as Way of the Warrior , came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten , the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy ( ronri ) that spread through the warrior... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 78.99
This original and fresh book explores Okinawa?s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War?s most devastating land battle. Gerald Figal considers how a place burdened by a history of semicolonialism, memories of war and occupation, economic hardship, and contentious current political... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.95
In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan?s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated... more...
- University of California Press 1991; US$ 28.95
Acknowledging no god but the corporate good, the shoshamen?high-powered professionals within Japan's integrated trading companies?serve as the unrelenting cogs of an economic machine. Or do they? Shoshaman takes us inside the world of Japan Inc. to explore the daily lives of the people who inhabit it. Written by a senior executive in a major sogo... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
In this new book, Hara, Kambayashi and Matsushima gather together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, including automobile, electronics, semiconductor, component, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industries. Unlike other books in this area, this book focuses on a broader range of Japanese industries... more...