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  • 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$ 38.99

    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$ 99.99

    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$ 33.99

    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...

  • Rethinking Japanby Arthur Stockwin; Kweku Ampiah

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 109.99

    This study provides a broad examination of the current Shinz? Abe government in Japan. It analyzes various controversial domestic and foreign policies and argues that its election in 2012 inaugurated a new political phase characterized by opposition weakness and ruling-party unity around a nationalist agenda. more...

  • The Samurai in 100 Objectsby Stephen Turnbull

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 13.49

    From lowly attendants (samurai literally means ?those who serve?) to members one of the world?s most powerful military organizations, the samurai underwent a progression of changes to reach a preeminent position in Japanese society and culture. Even their eventual eclipse did not diminish their image as elite warriors, and they would live on in stories... 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...

  • 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...