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  • Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Diplomatic Strategy for Japan, U.S. and Chinaby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>This book contains the interview conducted with the guardian spirit of former diplomat, Hisahiko Okazaki, a conservative commentator representative to Japan. An astonishing relation between Admiral Perry and Okazaki is revealed in this interview. By reading this book, you will come to know what Admiral Perry thinks on the current situation... more...

  • Getting Around Kyoto and Naraby Colin Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Samurai and Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very realóand very lethalómedieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo.... more...

  • The Power to Competeby Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryoichi Mikitani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Father and son ? entrepreneur and economist ? search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan ? and the world ? in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95

    The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake... more...

  • Japan in Transition: From Tokugawa to Meijiby Marius B. Jansen; Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 62.00

    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...

  • Japanese Foreign Policyby Dr Akiko Fukushima

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    Japanese foreign policy in international political affairs, particularly after the Second World War, was criticized as relying solely on bilateralism and dismissed as blindly emulating American foreign policy. This book examines Japanese multilateralism from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to its latest bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security... more...

  • A History of Japan, 1582?1941by L. M. Cullen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    This 2003 book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan. more...

  • Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicityby David Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Shedding light on contemporary Japanese society in an international context, Japanese-Korean relations and modern day notions of a multicultural Japan, this book addresses the broad notions and questions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and belonging through investigation of Japan?s Korean population (zainichi). Despite zainichi Korean existence... more...