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  • World Film Locations: Tokyoby Chris MaGee

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    World Film Locations: Tokyo gives readers a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world’s most complex and exciting cities through the lens of world cinema. 50 scenes from classic and contemporary films explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Tokyo in our collective consciousness, as well as how these cinematic moments reveal aspects of... more...

  • Voices of Early Modern Japanby Constantine Vaporis

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    ? 60 original documents, divided into 42 thematic sections ? A chronology of Japanese history from roughly a half century before the beginning of the Tokugawa period until the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, with selected events in world history included more...

  • The Best of Tokyoby Don Mortn; Naoko Tsunoi

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    This Japan travel guide is an insider's look at the best restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, shops, sights, and events in Tokyo. With new venues for fun, food, and fashion opening everyday, it's difficult to keep up with Tokyo's abundant offerings. Whether you're tired of the standard tourist routes, or would just like to get the most out of your... more...

  • Tokyo Sights and Insightsby Ryosuke Kami

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    Tokyo Sights and Insights is the unique work of Ryosuke Kami, artist, essayist, and native Tokyoite. Weekends Mr. Kami bicycles about his favorite city in search of Tokyo sights to capture on his sketch pad; weeknights he draws on these same sketches to produce the insights that fill this book. Don't look for Ryosuke Kami's sights in other books... more...

  • Under Foreign Eyesby James King

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    This book is about the perception of Japan in the sixty films set there by gaijin (foreigners) ?outsiders who almost always do not speak or read Japanese. My area of attention is directed to films depicting post World War II Japan and the Japanese, and, in many cases, films showing how foreigners in the same time frame respond to Japan. Why... more...

  • Japan's International Agendaby Yoichi Funabashi

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    What is Japan's political role in the world? Over the past decade, Japan has been increasingly pressured to assume more financial and political burdens globally. Its foreign policy has thus evolved in a piecemeal manner, around the question of managing foreign pressures. To date, policy has been largely developed by bureaucrats, who are traditionally... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    A comprehensive survey of premodern Japanese history, with original essays by leading authorities on major themes and issues from prehistory to the nineteenth century more...

  • Japanese Imperialism, 1894-1945by W. G. Beasley

    Clarendon Press 1987; US$ 64.99

    This is a study of the origins and nature of Japanese imperialism from the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895 through to 1945. Japan is the only Asian country in modern times to have built both a successful industrial economy and an empire, and it is Professor Beasley's contention that these two phenomena are closely related. Japan's aims were... more...

  • The Japanese Trajectoryby Gavan McCormack; Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume investigates the real impact of modernisation upon the Japanese themselves. more...

  • Modern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    A thoughtful and richly detailed survey of modern Japanese history from the Tokugawa period to the present. more...