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  • The A to Z of United States-Japan Relationsby Van John Sant; Peter Mauch; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of United States-Japan Relations traces this 150 year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, "A Broadway Pageant," commemorating the visit of the... more...

  • Beachheadsby Gerald Figal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 38.99

    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... more...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...

  • The Book of Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 25.00

    The Book of Ninja , the ultimate ninjutsu manual, was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi. Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans of Iga - regarded to be the homeland of the ninja - and compiled it into an authoritative book. Known as The Bansenhukai , this book has... more...

  • Bushidoby Gerhard Bierwirth

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 6.14

    Bushido, der Weg des Kriegers, polarisiert. Gegner wie Anhänger sind seit jeher mit missionarischem Eifer bei der Sache. Ist Bushido eine Art Religion? Zumindest ein Religionsersatz, aber auch Theater und Fiktion. Ausgehend von der ?Erfindung? dieses Religionsersatzes in der Meiji-Zeit, werden die vielfältigen und widersprüchlichen Aspekte der ?Samurai-Erzählung?... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In this eloquent work, Nitobé eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions ? Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages ? as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers. more...

  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, marooned on a South Pacific island, and his one-man war against Japanese forces more...

  • Death in Lifeby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and... more...

  • A Diplomat in Japanby Ernest Satow

    Tuttle Publishing 1983; US$ 5.95

    A fascinating inside account of the epic clash between the Japanese in the West in its earliest days. Sir Ernest Satow entered the British diplomatic service in 1861, a fresh graduate of London University, shortly arriving in Yokohama as the pressure of the Western powers heightened to force Japan from her self-imposed seclusion. This illustrated... more...

  • The Essential Karate Bookby Graeme Lund; Morne Swanepoel

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    The Essential Karate Book is an illustrated, informative guide to the techniques, philosophy and practice of karate With 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. The Essential Karate... more...