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  • The Techniques of Judoby Shinzo Takagaki; Harold E. Sharp

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 18.95

    The Techniques of Judo is a fully illustrated and authoritative manual, providing step-by-step explanations, practical pointers, and thorough analyses of all the most commonly used techniques of judo. Illustrated with over 550 black and white photographs, this book is an invaluable introduction for the beginner as well as a complete repertory... more...

  • Etiquette Guide to Koreaby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Farewell to faux pas! South Korea is one of the greatest economic success stories of the past 60 years, and more and more Westerners are traveling to this bustling, modern country for business and pleasure. But no matter why you visit, an understanding of Korea's etiquette and culture is essential to an enjoyable and successful trip. Known as... more...

  • Bangkok Babylonby Jerry Hopkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In the colorful tradition of Orwell and Hemingway, Maugham and Theroux, Jerry Hopkins recalls his first decade as a Bangkok expatriate by profiling twenty-five of the city's most unforgettable characters in Bangkok Babylon . Among them are the man thought to be the model for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now , an advertising executive who photographs... more...

  • Go! More Than a Gameby Peter Shotwell

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Invented 2500-4000 years ago, the game of Go has enthralled hundreds of millions of people in Asia, where it is an integral part of the culture. In the West, hundreds of thousands have learned of its pleasures, especially after the game appeared in a number of hit movies, TV series, and books, and was included on major Internet game sites. By eliciting... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the... more...

  • Sumoby David Benjamin

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb athletes who employ numerous strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging,... more...

  • The Japanese Mindby Roger J. Davies; Osamu Ikeno

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent... more...

  • Code of the Samuraiby Thomas Cleary; Oscar Ratti

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido , the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.... more...

  • Samurai Wisdomby Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    One of the best known translators of the wisdom of Asia, Thomas Cleary now adds a new book to his samurai canon with Samurai Wisdom , new translations of five classic works on bushido . His previous works, Code of the Samurai and Soul of the Samurai , focused on the practical aspects and the more spiritual, Zen side of the samurai, respectively.... more...

  • Sex and the Japaneseby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Sex and the Japanese provides a broad look at the changing concepts of sexuality in Japanese culture. From the days of concubines and geishas to the present, sex and sexuality in Japan have been more openly discussed and available than in the West-due for the most part to Shinto, the native religion of Japan that recognizes, celebrates and respects... more...