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- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 43.00
This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 70.95
This is the first book to comprehensively examine the phenomenon of Japanese city planning. Japan is one of the world's most urbanized countries, with its own traditions of urban management that are remarkably little known in the rest of the world. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication, and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boye Lafayette De Mente... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as ?one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.? In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99
From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... 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$ 77.99
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 affairs... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 43.99
Scholarship on Japan has recently broadened to include minority perspectives on communities from marginal workers to those whose sexuality has long been overlooked. This volume, with its combination of fieldwork in the gay and lesbian communities and the use of historical sources such as journals and documents, breaks important new ground in this field.... more...