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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Vaccinatorsby Ann Jannetta

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    The Vaccinators examines the way a new generation of physicians in Tokugawa Japan transmitted global knowledge of Jennerian vaccination--a new medical technology that prevented smallpox. more...

  • The War Against Japan, 1941-1945by John J. Sbrega

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 270.00

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA?s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents reference works, including encyclopedias, pictorial accounts,... more...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    A pacy, fresh and surprising portrait of Japan and the Japanese - from David Pilling, award-winning writer and Asia Editor of the Financial Times Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable... more...

  • A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho)by Miyamoto Musashi

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys... more...

  • The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910by Hirokichi Mutsu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international ally, Great Britain. This is a facsimile edition of the original book compiled and edited for the exhibition by Count Hirokichi Mutsu (1869-1942)... more...

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Swordby Ruth Benedict

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    A recognized classic of cultural anthropology, this book explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan from the seventh century through the mid-twentieth, as well as personal family life. more...

  • Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japanby Tomoko Aoyama; Laura Dales; Romit Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices... more...