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  • Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnographyby Jennifer Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    The authors of the articles in this book collectively provide insightful reasons as to why ethics has recently emerged as a theoretical and methodological subject as compelling as reflexivity was two decades ago. more...

  • Japan faces the World, 1925-1952by Mary L. Hanneman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.99

    By 1925, the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. This impressive survey looks at developments at home, Japan's aggressive foreign policy  particularly in China during the 1930s and 1940s, and her role in the Second World War. Finally, the post-war reconstruction orchestrated by the Americans... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinemaby Daisuke Miyao

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 149.99

    The reality of transnational innovation and dissemination of new technologies, including digital media, has yet to make a dent in the deep-seated culturalism that insists on reinscribing a divide between the West and Japan. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema aims to counter this trend toward dichotomizing the West and Japan and to challenge the... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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 Shogun's... more...

  • Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the occupation of Japanby Robin Gerster

    Scribe Publications 2008; US$ 36.99

    In February 1946, the Australians of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) moved into western Japan to ?demilitarise and democratise? the atom-bombed backwater of Hiroshima Prefecture. For over six years, up to 20,000 Australian servicemen, including their wives and children, participated in an historic experiment in nation-rebuilding dominated... more...

  • Pacific Onslaughtby Paul Kennedy

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    Japan had mighty ambitions?to control the Western Pacific. The attack on Pearl Harbor devastated the American Pacific fleet, their primary obstacle, and they swept across the region. What ensued was a bitter struggle in which many thousands of soldiers lost their lives on both sides. This is the first book in Paul Kennedy?s chronicle of the Pacific... more...

  • Pacific Victoryby Paul Kennedy

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    By the spring of 1943, Japan had a tight grip on the countries and territories of East Asia and the Western Pacific. But the Allies had won decisive victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, and they were coming for the rest of Japan?s conquests. Now the empire of Japan would be on the defensive. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this... more...

  • American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japanby John H. Miller

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan: From Perry to Obama presents a panoramic survey of American images and ideas about Japan?past, present, and future. more...

  • Treacherous Women of Imperial Japanby Helene Bowen Raddeker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Kanno Suga and Kaneko Fumika were both found guilty on different occasions in 1911 and 1926 of conspiring to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Kanno was executed and Kaneko hanged herself whilst in prison, but both women maintained their defiance of the state even in the face of death. Through examination of their own life stories and writings, Helene... more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...