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  • The Men in My Countryby Marilyn Abildskov

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    A travel memoir offering an artful depiction of a very real place, The Men in My Country also covers the terrain of a complex emotional journey, tracing a geography of the heart, showing how we move to be moved, how in losing ourselves in a foreign place we can become dangerously—and gloriously—undone. more...

  • Samurai Armourby Trevor Absolon

    Osprey Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    For beauty, precision and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armor of the Samurai. For a Samurai, the consumate warrior, his suit of armor was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle. It was the embodiment of his personality, his social status and... more...

  • The Jesuit Mission to New Franceby Takao Abé

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the existing historical paradigms of the Jesuit missionary activity... more...

  • Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archeryby William Acker

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    Kyudo, the Japanese Art of Archery , is deeply rooted in tradition. It not only continues to enjoy widespread popularity in Japan, but is also attracting the interest of more and more foreigners, in much the same manner as Japan's other distinctive sports, such as judo, sumo, kendo, and karate. Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise... more...

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japanby Peter Ackermann; Dolores Martinez; Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the unifying theme of a spiritual quest. Several fascinating... more...

  • Tokyo Viceby Jake Adelstein

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 24.99

    From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, here is a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. At the age of 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquillity. What he got was a life of crime ? crime reporting,... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • Meiji 1868by Paul Akamatsu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared. The founders of the new Meiji rule had themselves been... more...

  • Internationalizing the Pacificby Tomoko Akami

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The Institute of Pacific Relations was a pioneering intellectual-political organization that shaped public knowledge and both elite and popular discourse throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond during the inter-war years. Inspired by Wilsonian internationalism after the 1919 formation of the League of Nations, it grew to become an international... more...

  • The Police In Occupation Japanby Christopher Aldous

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Many Western commentators have expressed their admiration for the Japanese police system, tracing its origins to the American Occupation of Japan (1945-52). This study challenges the assumptions that underlie these accounts, focusing on the problems that attended the reform of the Japanese police during the Occupation. Drawing on a wide range of primary... more...