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  • Struggles for Survivalby Yoshitaka Okada

    Springer Japan 2007; US$ 169.00

    How did Japanese companies, technology-supporting organizations, and governments reformulate organizational strategies, industrial structures, and institutions to revive Japanese high-tech industries (semiconductor, telecommunications, and biotechnology) in the 1990s? This book takes a comprehensive look at the question by integrating the fields of... more...

  • Japanese Writers and the Westby Sumie Okada

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    This book concludes Sumie Okada's trilogy concerning cultural relationships between Japan and the West. This volume discusses six Japanese authors (Soseki, Mishima, Akiko Yosano, Hiroshi Yosano, Endo and Murakami), analysing the encounter between their traditional Japanese group-consciousness and western individualism. It also covers Endo's student... more...

  • Western Writers in Japanby Sumie Okada

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    This book relates the experiences of a range of Western writers who went to Japan as teachers and lecturers, covering a period of over 100 years. It discusses East-West cultural differences; Western 'individualism' encountering Japanese 'formal' society; and draws on the author's interviews with many of the writers featured. It includes some hitherto... more...

  • Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japanby Akito Okada

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    In many societies today, educational aims or goals are commonly characterized in terms of "equality," "equal opportunity," "equal access" or "equal rights," the underlying assumption being that "equality" in some form is an intelligible and sensible educational ideal. Yet, there are different views and lively debates about what sort of equality... more...

  • Making Asian American Film and Videoby Jun Okada

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Making Asian American Film and Video gives readers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the various institutions that have bankrolled and distributed the genre over the course of its fifty year evolution. Jun Okada explores how state-run media outlets like PBS served as crucial support for Asian American films, but also imposed limitations. In addition,... more...

  • Recent Advances in Stochastic Operations Research IIby Tadashi Dohi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 182.00

    Operations research uses quantitative models to analyze and predict the behavior of systems and to provide information for decision makers. Two key concepts in such research are optimization and uncertainty. Typical models in stochastic operations research include queueing models, inventory models, financial engineering models, reliability models,... more...

  • What Should Be Computed to Understand and Model Brain Function?by Tadashi Kitamura

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 190.00

    This volume is a guide to two types of transcendence of academic borders which seem necessary for understanding and modelling brain function. The first type is technical transcendence needed to make intelligent machines such as a humanoid robot, an animal-like behavior architecture, an interpreter of fiction, and an evolving learning machine. This... more...

  • Karate Technique & Spiritby Tadashi Nakamura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. Karate: Technique & Spirit describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this goal. It is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes... more...

  • The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 39.95

    December 13, 2007 marks the 70th anniversary of the fall of the Chinese city of Nanking to the Japanese army. The "Nanking Atrocity" of winter 1937-8, also known as the "Nanking Massacre," lies at the core of bitter disputes over history, wartime victimization, and postwar restitution that preclude amicable Sino-Japanese relations to this day. This... more...

  • Advances in Computer Science - ASIAN 2006by Mitsu Okada; Ichiro Satoh

    Springer 2008; US$ 74.95

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 11th Asian Computing Science Conference, ASIAN 2006, held in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2006. The 17 revised full papers and 8 revised short papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision from 115 submissions. The... more...