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  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A pacy, fresh and surprising portrait of Japan and the Japanese - from David Pilling, award-winning writer and Asia Editor of the Financial Times Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply... 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$ 49.95

    This new book gathers together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, challenging accepted notions of Japanese innovation and emphasizing new and diverse trends and practices. more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 1by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 2by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...

  • A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho)by Miyamoto Musashi

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys... more...

  • Bushido, the Soul of Japanby Inazo Nitobe

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto, a study of the way of the samurai. A best-seller in its day, it was read by many influential foreigners, among them President Theodore Roosevelt, President John F. Kennedy and Robert Baden-Powell. It may well have shaped Baden-Powell's... more...

  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 114.00

    This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. more...

  • In the Realm of a Dying Emperorby Norma Field

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent accomplishment. To do otherwise would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilant right wing. Yet this insightful book by a Japanese-American... more...

  • Katana: The Samurai Swordby Stephen Turnbull; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume, written by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull, reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction, from the sword's unique metallurgy to its use in combat, where one stroke often decided the victor. Particular attention is paid to the development... more...