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  • Japanese Woodblock Kimono Designs in Full Colorby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    The delicate beauty of the kimono and its appealing designs embody Japan's ancient and venerable tradition of textile arts. This unusual design treasury recaptures the graceful art of the kimono in all its subtle elegance, with authentic designs from a nineteenth-century source. Reproduced directly from a rare and costly original portfolio, these... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In this eloquent work, Nitobé eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions ? Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages ? as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers. more...

  • Legends of the Samuraiby Hiroaki Sato

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Over the decades the reputation of the Samurai has grown to mythical proportions, from the films of Kurasawa in the 1950s to recent critical successes such as Zatoichi and 13 Assassins. Legends of the Samurai represents the ultimate anthology of classic Samurai texts, masterfully translated by Hiroaki Sato and accompanied by his insightful commentary.... more...

  • Wind/ Pinballby Haruki Murakami

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami?s first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. 'If you?re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o?clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That?s who I am.'... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policyby Mayako Shimamoto; Koji Ito; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy includes a chronology, an introduction, , appendixes , and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • The Invitation-Only Zoneby Robert S. Boynton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Throughout the late 1970's and early 80's, dozens--perhaps hundreds--of Japanese citizens were kidnapped by North Korean commandos from coastal Japanese towns and cities. The intent may have been to brainwash the abductees with the regime's ideology, and train them to spy on the state's behalf. But when the project faltered, the abductees were made... more...

  • Japanby Frank Baldwin; Anne Allison

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan?s northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world?s third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from... more...

  • Japanische Zeitrechnungby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 8.17

    Bis 1872 benutzte Japan wie das übrige Ostasien einen Mond-Sonnen-Kalender, der auf komplizierten und häufig wechselnden Berechnungen beruhte. Diesen Kalender und weitere wichtige Besonderheiten der japanischen Zeitrechnung wie den Zyklus der Elemente und Tierzeichen, die Herrscherdevisen und Ären sowie die von den Jahreszeiten abhängige dynamische... more...

  • Schreiben und Erinnernby Petra Buchholz

    Iudicium Verlag 2003; US$ 24.54

    Erinnerung in Japan geschieht überwiegend schriftlich. Dieses Buch stellt einen bislang wenig bekannten Aspekt der japanischen Schreibkultur vor: die massenhafte Produktion von Erinnerungstexten, Lebensberichten und Tagebüchern, mit denen die Laienschriftsteller ihren Beitrag zu einer Formulierung der Vergangenheit leisten wollen. Verschiedene Schreibbewegungen,... more...