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  • Japanese Homes and Their Surroundingsby Edward S. Morse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. It is the only authentic record of the traditional home ? mats, lamps, screens, gardens ? from its general plan to the smallest decorative detail.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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. Published as a reversible hardback If you?re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o?clock in the morning, you can only... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japanby Federico Marcon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honz ogaku ) that rivaled Western science in complexity?and... more...

  • Japan as the Occupier and the Occupiedby Christine de Matos; Mark E. Caprio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied examines transwar political, military and social transitions in Japan and various territories that it controlled, including Korea, Borneo, Singapore, Manchuria and China, before and after August 1945. This approach allows a more nuanced understanding of Japan's role as occupier and occupied to emerge. 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...

  • 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...