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  • 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. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some forms of democratic parliamentary institutions had been set up. However, during the years that followed, the so-called imperial democracy came... more...

  • 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...

  • Samurai Revolutionby Romulus Hillsborough

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95

    Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation. Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from a backward country of feudal lords and samurai under the control of the shogun into a modern industrialized nation under the unifying rule... more...

  • How Policies Change: The Japanese Government and the Aging Societyby John Creighton Campbell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    Japan is aging rapidly, and its government has been groping with the implications of this profound social change. In a pioneering study of postwar Japanese social policy, John Creighton Campbell traces the growth from small beginnings to an elaborate and expensive set of pension, health care, employment, and social service programs for older people.... more...

  • Political Life in Japan: Democracy in a Reversible Worldby Takako Kishima

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To understand how change occurs in politics, we should turn from concentrating on intentional political actions to exploring everyday life, especially marginal frames of mind in which people are open to questioning existing ideas and institutions. In so contending, Takako Kishima offers fresh understandings of contemporary Japanese politicians and... more...

  • Target Tokyoby Gordon W. Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    From deep within imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies win the war Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler?s invasion of Russia and the... 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...

  • Heideggers verborgene Quellenby Reinhard May

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 21.41

    War Martin Heidegger tatsächlich ein Plagiator? Und wahrscheinlich mehr Plagiator als Genie? Tatsache ist, dass Heidegger in erheblichem Ausmaß taoistisches und zen-buddhistisches Gedankengut ohne Quellenhinweise in seine Philosophie übernommen hat. Die Aneignung wurde auch durch seine darauf abzielenden Gespräche mit chinesischen und japanischen Gelehrten... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Japanby F. Hadland Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.00

    This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths. more...

  • Tales of the Samuraiby James S. de Benneville

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, it recounts the rebellions, plots, and battles that culminate in a vendetta's thrilling resolution. James S. de Benneville's Western-style narrative offers an exceptionally faithful retelling.... more...