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Japan

  • Mashiby Robert K. Fitts

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95

    In the spring of 1964, the Nankai Hawks of Japan?s Pacific League sent nineteen-year-old Masanori Murakami to the Class A Fresno Giants to improve his skills. To nearly everyone?s surprise, Murakami, known as Mashi, dominated the American hitters. With the San Francisco Giants caught in a close pennant race and desperate for a left-handed reliever,... more...

  • Grassroots Fascismby Yoshimi Yoshiaki; Ethan Mark

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Grassroots Fascism profiles the Asia Pacific War (1941–1945)—the most important though least understood experience of Japan?s modern history—through the lens of ordinary Japanese life. Moving deftly from the struggles of the home front to the occupied territories to the ravages of the front line, the book offers rare insight into popular experience... more...

  • Yokohama Street Lifeby Tom Gill

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews with Kimitsu, Tom Gill analyzes life in the Yokohama slum district of Kotobuki?a district in which welfare has come to replace labor. more...

  • Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Borderby Svetlana Paichadze; Philip A. Seaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the Second World War, Russia seized control of the island and... more...

  • Nuclear Tsunamiby Richard Krooth; Morris Edelson; Hiroshi Fukurai

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book shows how the bankruptcy of the central state of Japan has led to increased burdens on the population in the post-nuclear tsunami era, and the ensuing dangerous ionization of the population now reaching into the future. 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...

  • Dandyism and Transcultural Modernityby Hsiao-yen Peng

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"?transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and present, elite and popular, national and regional, male... more...

  • Operation Icebergby Gerald Astor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 7.99

    Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World War II. On the sea the Japanese rained down a deadly hail of kamikazes. On land the entrenched defenders had nowhere to retreat, and the... more...

  • The Japanese Cityby P.P. Karan; Kristin Stapleton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Japan is one of the most crowded countries on earth, with three-fourths of its population now living in cities. Tokyo is easily the most populous city on the planet. And yet, though closely packed, its citizens dwell together in relative peace. In America, inner-city violence -- often attributed in part to overcrowding -- is frequently emphasized... more...

  • The Treaty of Portsmouthby Eugene P. Trani

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Theodore Roosevelt's interest in foreign affairs was no less intense than his zeal for domestic reform, as Eugene P. Trani demonstrates in this new study of the Portsmouth Conference which in 1906 brought an end to the Russo-Japanese war. Conscious of America's growing stature as a world power and concerned lest continued hostilities disrupt further... more...