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  • People Who Eat Darknessby Richard Lloyd Parry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Lucie Blackman?tall, blond, twenty-one years old?stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.   Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie?s disappearance and followed the massive search... more...

  • A History of Japanby Hisho Saito

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the Kamakura Shogunate, Hojo family, Ashikaga Shogunate,... more...

  • The War Belowby James Scott

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?Beautifully researched and masterfully told? (Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from the Deep ), this is the riveting story of the heroic and tragic US submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific. Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war?s top submarines? Silversides , Drum , and Tang ? The War... more...

  • Castles in Japanby Morton S. Schmorleitz

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 19.95

    Behind the glossy facade of modern Japan there survive remnants—some of them surprisingly well preserved—of the country's feudal past, of warlords and fighting samurai, of shoguns and sequestered emperors, of princes and peasants. This book vividly presents the castles of Japan, more than 80 of them altogether, ranging geographically from Matsumae... more...

  • Constructing East Asiaby Aaron Moore

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut and dried picture is not at all reflective of the principles that guided national policy from 1931?1945. Challenging the status quo, Constructing East Asia examines how Japanese intellectuals,... more...

  • A History of Christianity in Japanby Otis Cary

    Tuttle Publishing 1976; US$ 29.95

    Cary's impressive work, first published in two volumes, appears here in a convenient one-volume edition. The first part deals with Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox missions; the second, with Protestant missions. more...

  • The Little Book of Japanby Charlotte Anderson; Gorazd Vilhar

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Japan is a country shrouded in mystery, even now in the 21st century. The myriad facets that, when put together, compose the whole of this nation are impossible to fully capture. But in The Little Book of Japan, the dynamic photographer-writer team of Gorazd Vilhar and Charlotte Anderson do a beautiful job of creating a celebration in words and... 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...

  • Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japanby Mikiso Hane; Masao Maruyama

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    A comprehensive study of changing political thought during the Tokugawa period, the book traces the philosophical roots of Japanese modernization. Professor Maruyama describes the role of Sorai Confucianism and Norinaga Shintoism in breaking the stagnant confines of Chu Hsi Confucianism, the underlying political philosophy of the Tokugawa feudal state.... 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...