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  • Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45by Gordon Rottman; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This title details the... more...

  • Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War II. Produced in great numbers, it initially proved superior to most US and British fighter types, due to its excellent maneuverability. The light weight and large wing area gave it a small turning radius and a high rate-of-climb which was ideal... more...

  • Samurai Armies 1467-1649by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Sengoku Jidai or "Age of Warring States" is the time of the samurai - Japan's military aristocracy. A period of endemic warfare where the absence of unifying central control led to constant struggles between the daimyo (or "Great Names") who sought to protect and extend the influence of their respective families through political and military means.... 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...

  • Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samuraiby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically accurate, but also pays tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa such as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo . Despite the enduring popularity... 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...

  • Post-War Borneo, 1945-1950by Ooi Keat Gin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines Borneo, both British Borneo ? Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo ? and Dutch Borneo in the period 1945-1950. It discusses the effects of the Japanese surrender, the impact of the subsequent interregnum and Australian and British administrations, the reassertion of Dutch control, the struggle for Indonesian independence, and movements... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...