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  • Tumultuous Decadeby Masato Kimura; Tosh Minohara

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 30.95

    Featuring an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, Tumultuous Decade examines Japanese domestic and foreign affairs between 1931 and 1941. more...

  • The Logic of Conformityby Tomoko T. Okagaki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 51.00

    A sophisticated and significant contribution to the literature on state building and the history of international relations, The Logic of Conformity is a fascinating study of how the concept of sovereignty is reshaped by the entrance of newcomers. more...

  • Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movementby Simon Avenell

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    What motivates people to become involved in issues and struggles beyond their own borders? How are activists changed and movements transformed when they reach out to others a world away? This adept study addresses these questions by tying together local, national, regional, and global historical narratives surrounding the contemporary Japanese environmental... more...

  • Ritualized Writingby Bryan D. Lowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 60.00

    Ritualized Writing takes readers into the fascinating world of Japanese Buddhist manuscript cultures. Using archival sources that have received scant attention in English, primarily documents from an eighth-century Japanese scriptorium and colophons from sutra manuscripts, Bryan D. Lowe uncovers the ways in which the transcription of Buddhist scripture... more...

  • The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarcerationby Karen Inouye

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 55.00 US$ 49.99

    The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration reexamines the history of imprisonment of U.S. and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Karen M. Inouye explores how historical events can linger in individual and collective memory and then crystallize in powerful moments of political engagement. Drawing on interviews and... more...

  • Panic on the Pacificby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over Americathe war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until the end of the war, a dizzying mix of battle preparedness and... more...

  • Walking the Kiso Roadby William Scott Wilson

    Shambhala 2015; US$ 15.99

    Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji , which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords)... more...

  • Shintoby Helen Hardacre

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Helen Hardacre offers for the first time in any language a sweeping, comprehensive history of Shinto, the tradition that is practiced by some 80% of the Japanese people and underlies the institution of the Emperor. more...

  • A Storied Sageby Micah L. Auerback

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Since its arrival in Japan in the sixth century, Buddhism has played a central role in Japanese culture. But the historical figure of the Buddha, the prince of ancient Indian descent who abandoned his wealth and power to become an awakened being, has repeatedly disappeared and reappeared, emerging each time in a different form and to different ends.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...