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Japan

  • The Invitation-Only Zoneby Robert S. Boynton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    For decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan?s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s. But in 2002, with his country on the brink of collapse, Kim Jong-il admitted to the kidnapping of thirteen people and returned five of them in hopes of receiving Japanese aid. As part of a global espionage... more...

  • Midnight in Broad Daylightby Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II?an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption?this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.?Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. After their... more...

  • Japanby Frank Baldwin; Anne Allison

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan?s northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world?s third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from... more...

  • The Norwegian-American Lutheran Experience in 1950s Japanby Kate Allen; John E. Ingulsrud

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    This study examines a group of young Norwegian-American missionaries sent to Japan in the early 1950s. Certain that a communist regime would take over and make mission work impossible, as in China, they instead witnessed Japan?s economic transformation and were affected by postcolonial ideologies and new ways to understand ?mission.? more...

  • Toward a More Amicable Asia-Pacific Regionby Yoneyuki Sugita

    UPA 2015; US$ 64.99

    As President Obama?s ?pivot to Asia? strategy indicates, the Asia-Pacific region is an engine for the world economic growth. However, it has also been an unstable region suffering from many sources of conflicts. This book explores ways and means to establish a more amicable Asia-Pacific region. more...

  • Ametoraby W. David Marx

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    Look closely at any typically ?American? article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look?known as ametora , or ?American traditional??and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts,... more...

  • Ki-61 and Ki-100 Acesby Nicholas Millman; Ronnie Olsthoorn

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony' by the allies, was a technically excellent aircraft, possessing power, stability and a good rate of climb - differing radically from the usual... more...

  • “The Most Dangerous Moment of the War”by John Clancy

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took place, said by Sir Winston Churchill to be "the most dangerous moment of the war," when the Japanese made their only major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. Historian Sir Arthur Bryant said, "A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control... more...

  • Tales of Old Tokyoby John Darwin van Fleet

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    A breathtaking romp through the city?s Tokyo?s history from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century, with, using lots of images, writings and clippings to bring back to life those far-off days. more...

  • Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectivesby Yoneyuki Sugita; Bruce Cumings; Karl Gustafsson; Steven Heine; Toru Oga; Yuki Ooi; Nissim Otmazgin; John Paden; Juha Saunavaara; Mayako Shimamoto; Judith Snodgrass; Marie Söderberg; Yoneyuki Sugita; Victor Teo; Christopher Weiss

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    Situating itself within contemporary Japan, this edited collection raises questions about globalization, Japan's relationships with other Asian countries, and the continued importance of U.S.?Japan relations. The contributors analyze the historical development of the region and its current situation from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives... more...