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  • The Nightless Cityby J.E. De Becker; Terence Barrow

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Organized sex in Japan has always been big business, and nowhere was it more politely offered than in the Yoshiwara Yukwaku (red light district) of Tokyo. The appeal of the Yoshiwara was its women, all the surroundings being a frame for display of their charms. The Nightless City provides us with a fascinating picture of a "floating world" that... 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...

  • 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...

  • Infamyby John Toland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Bestselling author and historian John Toland?s expertise and skill as a narrator were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping Rising Sun. In Infamy, Toland extends and corrects his account of the events leading up to Japan?s attack on Pearl Harbor, addressing persistent questions: Could FDR have engineered a conspiracy to get the US into... more...

  • How Policies Changeby 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 Japanby 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$ 6.83

    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...

  • Japan and the Wider Worldby Akira Iriye

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The book is the author's own adaptation of two highly successful short studies, up to and after 1945, that he wrote for Japan. It ends with a consideration... more...