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  • The Thiefby Fuminori Nakamura; Satoko Izumo; Stephen Coates

    Soho Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    A literary crime masterpiece that follows a Japanese pickpocket lost to the machinations of fate. Bleak and oozing existential dread, The Thief is simply unforgettable.   The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn?t even... more...

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Akira Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...

  • Last Winter We Partedby Fuminori Nakamura; Allison Markin Powell

    Soho Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Instantly reminiscent of the work of Osamu Dazai and Patricia Highsmith, Fuminori Nakamura?s latest novel is a dark and twisting house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of identity. A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account... more...

  • Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Camerasby Junichi Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 220.00

    Shrinking pixel sizes along with improvements in image sensors, optics, and electronics have elevated DSCs to levels of performance that match, and have the potential to surpass, that of silver-halide film cameras. Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras captures the current state of DSC image acquisition and signal processing... more...

  • Nitride Semiconductor Blue Lasers and Light Emitting Diodesby Shuji Nakamura

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 169.95

    The 'blue laser' is an exciting new device whose potential is now being recognised in commercial lighting systems. This comprehensive work introduces the subject at a level suitable for graduate students. more...

  • Changing Japanese Business, Economy and Societyby Masao Nakamura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    In order to regain its competitiveness, Japan is restructuring and globalizing its business and economics system, as well as other aspects of society. How it is resolving this is of huge interest to its global trading partners. With contributions from well-known North American and Japanese academics, this book discusses these issues from historical,... more...

  • Digitizing Raceby Lisa Nakamura

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 58.50

    In the nineties, neoliberalism simultaneously provided the context for the Internet?s rapid uptake in the United States and discouraged public conversations about racial politics. At the same time many scholars lauded the widespread use of text-driven interfaces as a solution to the problem of racial intolerance. Today?s online world is witnessing... more...

  • Electroporation and Sonoporation in Developmental Biologyby Harukazu Nakamura

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    In ovo electroporation is an epoch-making achievement in the study of developmental biology. This book introduces the application of electroporation in many embryonic tissues and organs, with some chapters that deal with gene transfer in adults. It also introduces sonoporation, another useful tool for gene transfer to mesenchymal tissues. more...

  • East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspectiveby Tamio Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Plenty has been written about the political and economical aspects of regionalism, but the legal perspective has been neglected.  East Asian Regionalism From a Legal Perspective  is unique in synthesizing legal, economic and political analyses. In the first part, the book investigates the current features of regionalism from a comparative perspective,... more...