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  • The War Belowby James Scott

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?Beautifully researched and masterfully told? (Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from the Deep ), this is the riveting story of the heroic and tragic US submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific. Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war?s top submarines? Silversides , Drum , and Tang ? The War... more...

  • Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45by Gordon Rottman; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This title details the... more...

  • Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War II. Produced in great numbers, it initially proved superior to most US and British fighter types, due to its excellent maneuverability. The light weight and large wing area gave it a small turning radius and a high rate-of-climb which was ideal... more...

  • Samurai Armies 1467-1649by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Sengoku Jidai or "Age of Warring States" is the time of the samurai - Japan's military aristocracy. A period of endemic warfare where the absence of unifying central control led to constant struggles between the daimyo (or "Great Names") who sought to protect and extend the influence of their respective families through political and military means.... more...

  • Beyond the Western Liberal Orderby Ryoko Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book introduces the political thought of Yanaihara Tadao (1893-1961), the most prominent Japanese social scientist working on empire, population migration and colonial policy, and uses it as a platform which to examine the global challenges faced by the U.S. hegemonic world order today, or what is often described as the Western liberal order. more...

  • Castles in Japanby Morton S. Schmorleitz

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 9.95

    Behind the glossy facade of modern Japan there survive remnants—some of them surprisingly well preserved—of the country's feudal past, of warlords and fighting samurai, of shoguns and sequestered emperors, of princes and peasants. This book vividly presents the castles of Japan, more than 80 of them altogether, ranging geographically from Matsumae... more...

  • The Art of Chabanaby Henry Mittwer

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 14.95

    The Art of Chabana is devoted to the exquisite art of Japanese flower arranging for the tea ceremony. Chabana is a simple arrangement of floral or other plant material traditionally placed in the tokonoma, or alcove, of the room in which the tea ceremony is performed. There are no rules in arranging Chabana, the author tells us, no special... more...

  • Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samuraiby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically accurate, but also pays tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa such as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo . Despite the enduring popularity... more...

  • Constructing East Asiaby Aaron Moore

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut-and-dried picture is not at all reflective of the principles that guided national policy from 1931?1945. Challenging the status quo, Constructing East Asia examines how Japanese intellectuals,... more...

  • Losing Keiby Suzanne Kamata

    Leapfrog Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    An American ex-patriot in Japan goes to desperate lengths to be reunited with her son. more...