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  • Losing Keiby Suzanne Kamata

    Leapfrog Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    An American ex-patriot in Japan goes to desperate lengths to be reunited with her son. more...

  • Making Modern Japanese-Style Paintingby Chelsea Foxwell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Western discovery of Japanese paintings at nineteenth-century world?s fairs and export shops catapulted Japanese art to new levels of international popularity. With that popularity, however, came criticism, as Western writers began to lament a perceived end to pure Japanese art and a rise in westernized cultural hybrids. The Japanese response:... more...

  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 88.00

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

  • Osaka 1615by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy... more...

  • Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastesby Mikiso Hane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 42.99

    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 booming economic growth. more...

  • The Rising Sunby John Toland

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 21.95

    This Pulitzer Prize?winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author?s words, ?a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming... more...

  • Roninby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pe-a

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions... more...

  • Samuraiby Mitsuo Kure

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 34.95

    Samurai: An Illustrated History brings the violent, tumultuous, and, at the same time, elegant world of the medieval Japanese samurai to life. This book of Japanese history traces the story of a unique historical phenomenon: a period of 700 years?equivalent to the entire stretch of Western history between the reigns of the Crusader king Richard... more...

  • The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Stephen Turnbull, a renowned expert on the history of Japan, examines the samurai invasion of Korea, the first step in an ambitious Japanese plan to conquer China. Examining the various stages of the war, from the pitched battles of the early war years, to the great naval encounters, the dramatic sieges and the bitter trench warfare that characterized... more...

  • Sumo: A Pocket Guideby David Shapiro

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 8.95

    "One of the finest compact books on sumo today." — Sumo World When it was first published in 1989, Sumo: A Pocket Guide , was quickly recognized as the best compact reference to the fascinating tradition and exciting sport that is Sumo. Now completely updated by the well known sumo authority David Shapiro , the book describes the history,... more...