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  • When the Earth Roarsby Gregory Smits

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 89.99

    Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness of the magnitude 9 class earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 3/11 raised profound questions about how societies can deal... more...

  • Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japanby Tomoko Aoyama; Laura Dales; Romit Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices... 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...

  • Samuraiby Mitsuo Kure

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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; Ted Goossen

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    Haruki Murakami?s first two novels, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. 'If you?re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o?clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That?s who I am.' Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki... 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...

  • The War at Sea Volume III Part II The Offensiveby Stephen Wentworth Roskill

    232 Celsius 2013; US$ 7.00

    The final volume of the definitive history of the naval battles in World War 2 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...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...