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- 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...
- North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 24.95
Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images representing the practices of Mubyoshi Ryu, The Lost Samurai School collects... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99
This book examines the social and cultural history of the Bonin Islands and its inhabitants from the first settlements in the early nineteenth century to today. It provides a critical approach to understanding how communities create local narratives while located between powerful nations and national discourses. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.99
A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00
The Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty was first signed in January 1902 and was seen as a major milestone in diplomatic relations as well as seeing an end to Great Britain?s ?Splendid Isolation? policy. Originally published in 1922, Weale?s study aims to outline the steps taken to bring about the demise of the treaty with a focus on how countries such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially different from other Asian countries and thus justify its... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99
This study examines the effect of Radhabinod Pal?s judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, in which he boldly dissented from the majority opinion and held that all Japanese defendants were not guilty. It also explores how historical revisionists have utilized and propagated his judgment in postwar Japanese right-wing politics. more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99
This book examines the life and times of the postwar Japanese prime ministers from 1945 to 1995. Written by Japan?s leading scholars, it is the first biographical portrait in English of these twenty-three individuals who helped lead Japan on its road to recovery, its return to the community of nations, and its subsequent prosperity. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 47.99
The most complete autobiography of Yoshida Shigeru (1878?1967) available in English, this expanded translation of his memoirs traces the remarkable life and times of one of Japan's most powerful figures. A career diplomat who shaped Japan's China policy and worked with Europe's most influential leaders in the first half of the century, Yoshida returned... more...