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  • Peacemongersby Barry Hill

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A literary masterpiece, this latest book from award-winning author Barry Hill is a travel book, a history book, and a peace book. His odyssey begins with a pilgrimage to Bodhi Gaya in India, where the Buddha received enlightenment, and ends after he reaches Nagasaki, Japan, in the aftermath of its atomic bomb. His traveling is imbued with the life... more...

  • Shinohataby Ronald Dore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99

    Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went to Shinohata twenty years ago when he was studying the land reform which broke the power of Japan's landlords. He went back many times thereafter... more...

  • Bushidoby Gerhard Bierwirth

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 6.74

    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...

  • Resistant Islandsby Gavan McCormack; Satoko Oka Norimatsu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 28.99

    Resistant Islands offers the first comprehensive overview of Okinawan history from earliest times to the present, focusing especially on the recent period of colonization by Japan, its disastrous fate during World War II, and its current status as a glorified US military base. The issue of the base is a hot button in Japan and has become more... more...

  • Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918?1922by Paul E. Dunscomb

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99

    The first complete narrative of Japan's Siberian Intervention in either Japanese or English placing the intervention in the context of the evolution of Japanese imperialism and of its domestic politics. It represents a missing link in the larger narrative of Japan's quest for modernity through empire and the ambivalent relationship of the Japanese... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?[A]n excellent book...? -- The Economist Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists... more...

  • The A to Z of United States-Japan Relationsby Van John Sant; Peter Mauch; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Japanby Anne Walthall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 26.99

    The Human Tradition in Modern Japan is a collection of short biographies of ordinary Japanese men and women, most of them unknown outside their family and locality, whose lives collectively span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their stories present a counterweight to the prevailing stereotypes, providing students with depictions of real people... more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • Industrial Innovation in Japanby Takuji Hara; Norio Kambayashi; Noboru Matsushima

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    In this new book, Hara, Kambayashi and Matsushima gather together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, including automobile, electronics, semiconductor, component, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industries. Unlike other books in this area, this book focuses on a broader range of Japanese industries... more...