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  • The Lady and the Monkby Pico Iyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    "Pico Iyers remarkable talent is enough justification for going anywhere in the world he fancies." -- Washington Post Book World From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • Ninjutsu The Art of Invisibilityby Donn F. Draeger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Donn F. Draeger was a Western pioneer in the practice of Japanese martial arts. His works include Judo Training Methods, Judo Formal Techniques and Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu. more...

  • Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific Warby James B. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...

  • The Japanese and the Jesuitsby Mr J F Moran; J. F. Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese and the Jesuits examines the attempt by sixteenth century Jesuits to convert the Japanese to Christianity. Directing the Jesuits was the Italian Alessandro Valignano, whose own magisterial writings, many of them not previously translated or published, are the principle source material for this account of one of the most remarkable of... more...

  • Wind/ Pinballby Haruki Murakami

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami?s first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. Published as a reversible hardback 'If you?re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o?clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly.... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    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...

  • Kimono Mindby Bernard Rudofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route. more...

  • Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Ageby Mark McLelland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 47.99

    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...

  • Modern Japan: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy... more...

  • Monster of the Twentieth Centuryby Robert Thomas Tierney

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kotoku Shusui and Japan?s anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century. It includes the first English translation of Imperialism (Teikokushugi), Kotoku?s classic 1901 work. Kotoku Shusui was a Japanese socialist, anarchist, and critic of Japan?s imperial expansionism... more...