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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 250.00
The contributors to Japanese Capitalism in Crisis show that there can be a middle ground between the current extremes of the Japanese economy, and offer two proposals: a deeper understanding of long term development, and an extension of existing theory. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 53.00
Provides the first quantitative and qualitative assessment of Informality in the formation of Japanese monetary policy. The author, having spent two years at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at the Bank of Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Finance, offers a unique 'insider-outsider' perspective. more...
- HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99
At 31,000 feet above Japan, Tom Ferebee sits hunched over his bombsight. Below him lies the primary target of an operation called "Special Mission Number 13" by the few military personnel aware of its existence -- Hiroshima, a city of over 300,000. He waits until the aiming point is directly below the crosshairs and releases his cargo -- a five-ton... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 60.00
This book, the first full account of Japan?s financial history and the Japanese gold standard in the pivotal years before World War II, provides a new perspective on the global political dynamics of the era by placing Japan, rather than Europe, at the center of the story. Focusing on the fall of liberalism in Japan in late 1931 and the global politics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 155.00
Structured into sub-sector by sub-sector analyses, this book provides a clear and accessible examination of industrial development, without over-generalizing or being weighed down by historical details. Written by an authority in the area of development economics it explores the companies and the individuals that have pushed Japan's economy forwards.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
In this book David Wittner situates Japan?s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice. Through case studies of the iron and silk industries,... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95
The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
The world?s second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America. But its failure to recover from the economic collapse of the early 1990s was unprecedented, and today it confronts an array of disturbing social trends. Japan has the highest suicide rate and lowest birthrate of all industrialized countries, and a rising incidence... more...