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  • 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...

  • Ryokanby Akihiko Seki; Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book features Japanese inns, or ryokan , both old and new-from inns with a history dating back a thousand years to modern inns with the latest facilities that nonetheless capture the spirit of old Japan. Each of the properties has been handpicked by the authors for their strong design aesthetic, commitment to service and purity of their spring... more...

  • Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many... more...

  • Tokyo Night City Where to Drink & Partyby Judith Brand

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Tokyo Night City will take you on a trek through the previously unmapped maze of Tokyo's myriad bars, clubs, and dives. Cool jazz clubs, Latin salsa, throbbing house, and reggae bars, Tokyo Night City has the place for every mood and every pocket and includes: The latest information on drinks, music and prices Addresses, phone numbers, and... more...

  • Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryby Etsuko Hae-Jin Kang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 180.00

    During the premodern period, Japan had significant political, economic and cultural relations with Korea. This book purports that this period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, was the formative stage of the East Asian diplomacy and ideology which laid the foundations for foreign relations between these two countries in the modern period.... more...

  • Kyoto a Cultural Guideby John H. Martin; Phyllis G. Martin

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide. The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and grand events described within offer abundant proof that, more than just a treasure house of shrines and temples, Kyoto is indeed one of the... more...