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  • The Logic of Conformityby Tomoko T. Okagaki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    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$ 24.99

    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$ 24.99

    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 M. Inouye

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The first book-length examination of the lingering political legacy of the wartime imprisonment of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada and the United States. 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...

  • 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...

  • Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastesby Mikiso Hane; Samuel H. Yamashita

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.00

    Now updated with a substantive new introduction, this compelling social history uses diaries, memoirs, fiction, trial testimony, personal recollections, and eyewitness accounts to weave a fascinating tale of what ordinary Japanese endured throughout their country’s era of booming economic growth. more...

  • Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945–2015by David Hunter-Chester

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    This study provides a comprehensive institutional history of Japan’s post-1945 army. It also analyzes representations of the military in popular culture, the place of soldiers in the formation of the country’s postwar national identity, and the social and political impact of constitutional restrictions on the military. more...

  • Postwar Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2017; US$ 32.00

    Japanese security, economic, institutional, and development policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. Distinguished Japanese scholars reflect on the evolution of these policies and draw lessons for coming decades, spotlighting emerging Japanese thinking on key issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance.... more...