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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Enjoy Japanby Walt Sheldon

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 6.99

    This casual Japan travel guide contains a wealth of information for the business traveler or tourist For several years author, Walt Sheldon has been helping visitors and foreign residents to understand and appreciate things Japanese through the medium of his popular weekly radio program "Enjoy Japan" over the U.S. Forces' Far East Network. Now,... more...

  • Sources of Japanese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Donald Keene; George Tanabe; Paul Varley

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    A perennial best-seller, Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second edition, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history,... more...

  • Getting Around Tokyo Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guideby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    This pocket atlas and Japan travel guide is an indispensable tool for getting around Tokyowhether as a firsttime visitor, or a local resident. The travel book is conveniently divided into chapters that enable the user to know what to do on arriving at Narita or Haneda Airport, and then how to get into and around the city using all available means... more...

  • Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policyby Alexander Bukh

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first attempt to examine Japan?s relations with Russia from the perspective of national identity; providing a new interpretation of Japan?s perceptions of Russia and foreign policy. Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other, examining the history of bilateral relations and comparisons... more...

  • Imperial Japanby A Morgan Young

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan?s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism, Japan?s new empire and its place within the Far East... more...

  • Tokyo New City Guideby Mayumi Yoshida Barakan; Judith Connor Greer

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Tokyo New City Guide goes far beyond the well-worn tourist itineraries and deep into the complex, highly contrasted heart of one of the world's largest and most exciting cities. This lively, up-to-the-minute Japan travel guide covers modern Tokyo like no other. Here's where you will find the ideal balance between the still-extant traditional... more...