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Japan

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    In a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, this exciting new book examines pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred. 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 nature of this transformation has been regarded... more...

  • Internationalizing the Pacificby Tomoko Akami

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    Akami's study of the Institute of Pacific Relations offers insight into the formation of the dominant ideologies and institutions of regional and international politics in the Pacific during the inter-war years. more...

  • The Police In Occupation Japanby Christopher Aldous

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52by Christopher Aldous; Akihito Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    This book critically examines public health reform during the Occupation of Japan and interrogates the reforms broader significance for the Occupation and its legacies for both Japan and the US. more...

  • The Arc of Japan's Economic Developmentby Arthur Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This core textbook is the definitive overview of the Japanese economy, charting its history from before the Meiji restoration through to the contemporary scene and the implications of the ongoing financial crisis. more...

  • Popular Culture and Globalisation in Japanby Matthew Allen; Rumi Sakamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This exciting and fascinating text explores the 'Japanessness' of Japanese popular culture by focusing on the intersection of globalization and popular cultural products associated with Japan. more...

  • 47 Roninby John Allyn; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a... more...