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  • The Japan--South Korea Identity Clashby Brad Glosserman; Scott Snyder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Brad Glosserman is the executive director of Pacific Forum CSIS. Previously, he served on the editorial board of The Japan Times. His writing, commentary, and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and developments in Asia appear in publications around the world. Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on US–Korea... more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • Last Boat to Yokohamaby Nassrine Azimi; Michel Wasserman

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...

  • Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversityby Koichi Iwabuchi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book discusses how the evolution of market-driven cultural globalization has reinforced the administration of national cultural borders in Japan. As a result of these processes, a particular kind of cross-border connectivity and exchange is embraced while cross-border dialogue and engagement with multicultural questions within Japan are discouraged.... more...

  • Japan Journeysby Andreas Marks

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Intimate Rivalsby Sheila A. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    No country feels China?s rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship... more...

  • Risk Stateby Sebastian Maslow; Ra Mason; Paul O?Shea

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The increase of new complex security challenges and the heightening significance of a diverse array of actors has simultaneously posed a challenge to traditional perspectives on international relations and foreign policy and created an opportunity for new concepts to be applied. Conventional explanations of Japan’s foreign policy have provided... more...

  • Cool Japan Guideby Abby Denson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen... more...

  • Re-inventing Japan: Nation, Culture, Identityby Tessa Morris-Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text rethinks the contours of Japanese history, culture and nationality. Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, it offers a different perspective on culture and identity in modern Japan. more...