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- University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99
What motivates people to become involved in issues and struggles beyond their own borders? How are activists changed and movements transformed when they reach out to others a world away? This adept study addresses these questions by tying together local, national, regional, and global historical narratives surrounding the contemporary Japanese environmental... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99
Ritualized Writing takes readers into the fascinating world of Japanese Buddhist manuscript cultures. Using archival sources that have received scant attention in English, primarily documents from an eighth-century Japanese scriptorium and colophons from sutra manuscripts, Bryan D. Lowe uncovers the ways in which the transcription of Buddhist scripture... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00
In the 1940s, Japanese and Japanese American internees of Redwood City, CA, had a dedicated ally: J. Elmer Morrish, a banker who kept their businesses alive, made sure their taxes were paid, and safeguarded their properties until after the end of World War II and the internees were finally released. What were Morrish's motivations for his tireless... more...
- Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.28
The Japanese Imperial Army was the most powerful force in the Far East through the 1930s and early 1940s, and this photographic history is the ideal introduction to it. In a vivid selection of archive images, most of which have not been published before, Philip Jowett covers its role in a series of conflicts, beginning with its invasion of Manchuria... more...
- Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 64.86
Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19 th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese... more...
- Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 29.99
For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and global security. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since the rise of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan?s military capabilities have resurged. In... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
As one of the most rapid and earliest nations to achieve "western-modernisation", much of Japan?s success stems from its fruitful literacy history in the Tokugawa Shogunate, as well as later influences by Western educational ideals, and consequent economic and democratic conflicts in Japan. Locally written, put together by Japanese historians, this... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 34.99
The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was a dynamic integration of Edo?s highly developed traditions and Meiji renovations, some of which reflected the influence of Western culture. This wide-ranging anthology?including fictional and dramatic works, essays, newspaper articles, political manifestos,... more...
- Lexington Books 2017; US$ 109.99
This study provides a broad examination of the current Shinz? Abe government in Japan. It analyzes various controversial domestic and foreign policies and argues that its election in 2012 inaugurated a new political phase characterized by opposition weakness and ruling-party unity around a nationalist agenda. more...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2017; US$ 33.99
Japanese security, economic, institutional, and development policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. Distinguished Japanese scholars reflect on the evolution of these policies and draw lessons for coming decades, spotlighting emerging Japanese thinking on key issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance.... more...