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  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet. Arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts... more...

  • Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastesby Mikiso Hane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • When the Earth Roarsby Gregory Smits

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • The Imperial Japanese Armyby Bill Yenne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that campaign. One... more...

  • Origami Odysseyby Peter Engel; Nondita Correa-Mehrotra

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Renowned origami artist Peter Engel first astounded origami enthusiasts and the lay person alike with his popular Origami from Angelfish to Zen. Since that book, published in 1989, Engel has gone through a personal change in his philosophy of origami design, honed through decades of elevating what is often viewed as simple paper folding into a fine... more...

  • Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japanby Warlord Games

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Following the assault on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese military saw action across Asia, from the capture and defense of the islands of the Pacific to the occupation of territory in China and Burma. With this latest supplement for Bolt Action, players have all the information they need to build a force of the Emperor's fanatically loyal troops... 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...

  • The Wages of Guiltby Buruma. Ian

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this highly provocative text, now considered by many a classic, Ian Buruma examines and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, investigating the painful realities of living with guilt?and with its denial.   The Wages of Guilt follows Buruma?s encounters, as he travels through both countries,... more...

  • Shin Kanemaru and the Tragedy of Japan's Political Systemby Uldis Kruze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Shin Kanemaru (1914-1996) served as a key power broker at the national level in Japan from the 1970s until the early 1990s. He was at the heart of the '1955 system' of conservative political rule. Though never Prime Minister himself, he controlled or strongly influenced the administrations of five Japanese Prime Ministers. more...

  • A Japanese View of Natureby Kinji Imanishi; Pamela J. Asquith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things) , the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in the English-speaking world. This book makes the complete text available in English for the first time and provides an extensive introduction... more...