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  • 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...

  • Hiroshima Diaryby Michihiko Hachiya M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. His compelling diary was originally published... 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...

  • The Lost Samurai Schoolby Antony Cummins; Mieko Koizumi

    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...

  • The Bonin Islanders, 1830 to the Presentby David Chapman

    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...

  • The Samurai Capture a Kingby Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook; Donato Spedaliere

    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...

  • Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sunby Gene Eric Salecker

    Stackpole Books 2010; US$ 20.99

    Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater. Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers. Detailed maps illustrate battles. more...

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empireby David G. Wittner; Philip C Brown

    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...

  • An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacificby Putnam Weale

    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...

  • Neonationalist Mythology in Postwar Japanby Nariaki Nakazato

    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...