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  • Collected Writings of Ian Nishby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyoby Mark K. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the... more...

  • Japan in Transitionby Marius B. Jansen; Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 69.00 US$ 59.34

    In this book social scientists scrutinize the middle decades of the nineteenth century in Japan. That scrutiny is important and overdue, for the period from the 1850s to the 1880s has usually been treated in terms of politics and foreign relations. Yet those decades were also of pivotal importance in Japan's institutional modernization. As the Japanese... more...

  • Kyotoby John H. Martin; Phyllis G. Martin

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and modern?day center of tourism and traditional culture, is one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities. Founded nearly 1,300 years ago and undamaged by the war, Kyoto today is the home of over 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, countless national treasures and 17 World Heritage sites, including... more...

  • Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic... more...

  • The Power to Competeby Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryoichi Mikitani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.50

    "If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." - Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles... more...

  • Japan Journeysby Andreas Marks

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by... more...

  • Getting Around Kyoto and Naraby Colin Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    This Kyoto and Nara travel guide contains everything you need for getting around the region! Kyoto is the number one travel destination for foreigners in Japan, but it can be a difficult place to navigate if you don't know Japanese. This handy new pocket atlas and transportation guide is an indispensable tool to help non-Japanese visitors find... more...

  • Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn?s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies. more...

  • The Empire of the Eastby H. B. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery?s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Studies.... more...