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  • 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...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet. Arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts... more...

  • Samurai Commanders (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of Samurai commanders during the Gempei Wars (1180?1185), the Onin War (1467?1477), and the early Sengoku period. The samurai were the military elite of medieval and early modern Japan, and the men who led them were hailed as the very greatest, most heroic and most honourable of all samurai warriors. This first of two books examines... more...

  • Samurai Commanders (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he... 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...

  • In the Realm of a Dying Emperorby Norma Field

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent accomplishment. To do otherwise would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilant right wing. Yet this insightful book by a Japanese-American... more...

  • The Japanese Companyby Rodney Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book takes an honest look at the Japanese company in its full historical, industrial, and societal contexts. The author explains how the Japanese company is run and how its workings affect those associated with it—and the people of Japan in general. The author also examines the organization and management of a company and the employees' place... more...

  • Japanese Music and Musical Instrumentsby William P. Malm

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    This interesting and authoritative book includes essential facts about the various forms of Japanese music and musical instruments and their place in the overall history of Japan. The book has three main orientations: the history of Japanese music, construction of the instruments, and analysis of the music itself. The book covers in a lucidly written... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Armyby Bill Yenne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that campaign. One... more...