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  • Japanese Notebooksby Igort

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 13.99

    Japan is a place of special fascination for the acclaimed international comics creator Igort, who has visited and lived there more than 20 times, and worked in the country's manga industry for more than a decade. In this masterful new book?part graphic memoir, part cultural meditation?Igort vividly recounts his personal experiences in Japan, creating... more...

  • Heaven's Windby Stephen Earle

    North Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 14.95

    For the first time in English, Stephen Earle tells the epic story of Nakamura Tempu, one of Japan?s most inspirational twentieth-century thinkers and teachers, whose mind-body approach to personal transformation influenced hundreds of thousands, including prominent leaders in government, industry, and the arts. Earle chronicles Tempu?s origins in the... more...

  • Whose Back was Stabbed?by Koichi Mera

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 64.99

    This book reveals a hidden plot by FDR to join the European war through pressuring Japan into war, and the role played by the Soviet Union in promoting wars among capitalist countries. World War II changed the balance of countries in the world, with many European colonies gaining liberation at Japan?s expense. more...

  • Against Harmonyby James Mark Shields

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice from the mid-Meiji period (ca. 1885) through the early Showa period (ca. 1935). more...

  • Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movementby Simon Avenell

    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...

  • Ritualized Writingby Bryan D. Lowe

    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...

  • Japan?China Relations in the Modern Eraby Ryosei Kokubun; Yoshihide Soeya; Akio Takahara; Shin Kawashima

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    From before the dawn of recorded history, there has been a rich flow of interaction between Japan and China. Japan has long learned many things from Chinese civilization, and since the modern era China began to learn from Japan. In the twenty-first century, however, China surpassed Japan in terms of GDP in 2010 to become the world?s second largest... more...

  • Rising Sun at Warby Philip Jowett

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.32

    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...

  • Citizen Internees: A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Campsby Linda Ivey; Kevin Kaatz

    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...

  • Ethical Capitalismby Patrick Fridenson; Kikkawa Takeo

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Ethical Capitalism is a volume of essays that tackles the thought, work, and legacy of Shibusawa Eiichi. more...