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  • Feminism in Modern Japanby Vera Mackie

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    A pathbreaking book tracing the history of feminist thought and women's activism in Japan. more...

  • Okinawa and the U.S. Militaryby Masamichi S. Inoue

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people,... more...

  • Free Yourself of Everythingby Wolfgang Kopp; Barbara Wittenberg-Haenauer

    Tuttle Publishing 1994; US$ 12.95

    Intended for those who earnestly seek spiritual guidance, this book conveys, with clear structure and precise language, the deepest wisdom of eastern and western mysticism. Drawing from his vast experience as a practicing meditation master, and using examples from great masters of Zen and Christian mysticism, Wolfgang Kopp presents the fundamental... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    Bushido , often translated as Way of the Warrior , came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten , the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy ( ronri ) that spread through the warrior... more...

  • Kimono Mindby Bernard Rudofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route. more...

  • Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Ageby Mark McLelland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 43.99

    Scholarship on Japan has recently broadened to include minority perspectives on communities from marginal workers to those whose sexuality has long been overlooked. This volume, with its combination of fieldwork in the gay and lesbian communities and the use of historical sources such as journals and documents, breaks important new ground in this field.... more...

  • Modern Japan: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy... more...

  • Nagasakiby Susan Southard

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived   On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, theUnited States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a small port city on Japan?s southernmost island. An estimated 74,000 people died within the first... more...

  • Mashiby Robert K. Fitts

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95

    ?Rob Fitts has fabulously transported us back to Mashi?s family roots, childhood passion for the grand game, and his trajectory to become the first Major Leaguer from Japan. It is a discovery and rediscovery of culture, baseball dynamics/politics, and the man who transcended the sport as a gigantic touchstone ?pioneer? for future players from Asia.??Kerry... more...

  • The Nightless Cityby J. E. de Becker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.00

    When The Nightless City was first published in 1899, it was deemed taboo in polite circles. It is now considered a valuable historical document?albeit still provocative?as a pioneering sociological study of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku: Tokyo's infamous red-light district where the giving of pleasure became both a tradition and a business. A consequence... more...