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  • Japan in Declineby Purnendra Jain; Brad Williams

    BRILL 2011; US$ 93.00

    To what extent is Japan in decline? Recent views are that the rise of Japan is long since over and that the world's second largest economy is not just treading water but that society and the economy are failing, with potential catastrophic outcomes. But is this really the case? Could it be that once again Japan is being misread and misinterpreted? more...

  • A History of Japanby Richard Mason; John Caiger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    A classic of Japanese history, this book is still the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture... more...

  • The Occupation-era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomuraby Peter Mauch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    Book based on papers of Kichisaburo Nomura ? Japanese admiral, foreign minister, ambassador to the U.S., ?spiritual godfather? of postwar Japan?s Maritime Self-Defense Force. It is revealing, providing insights into domestic conditions in occupied Japan, U.S. policies toward Japan, the Cold War in Asia, and Japan?s eventual rearmament. more...

  • Kyushu: Gateway to Japanby Andrew Cobbing

    BRILL 2008; US$ 97.00

    This book examines key themes of Kyushu?s history from earliest times ? the cultural interaction with the continental mainland, settlement, location and infrastructure as well as trade and commerce ? arguing that it was the principal stepping-stone in terms of Japan?s cultural, social and economic advance through history up to the present day. more...

  • Nagasakiby Brian Burke-Gaffney

    BRILL 2009; US$ 107.00

    Following the opening of Japan?s ports in 1859, Nagasaki rapidly became one of Japan?s leading industrial centres, which included shipbuilding. It has been largely overshadowed by interest in the Meiji settlements of Kobe and Yokohama. Fully illustrated, the value of the work is reinforced by additional key data to be found in the appendices. more...

  • Japanese Episodesby Edward H. House

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    First published in Boston in 1881 and rarely available today, Japanese Episodes reveals House as a writer, commentator and observer of things Japanese at his best and was to inspire Lafcadio Hearn in the same pursuit twenty years later. more...

  • Victorian Women Travellers in Meiji Japanby Lorraine Sterry

    BRILL 2009; US$ 97.00

    Complementing other published works about travel by nineteenth-century women writers by locating and creating ?space? for Japan is missing within recent critical discourses on travel writing, it examines narratives of women writers who travelled to Japan from the mid-1850s onwards, and became a highly desirable travel destination thereafter. more...

  • Japanese-Mongolian Relations, 1873-1945by James Boyd

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    This is the first in-depth examination of Japanese-Mongolian relations from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The study repositions Mongolia in Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese relations. more...

  • The Diary of Charles Holme's 1889 Visit to Japan and North America with Mrs Lasenby Liberty's Japan: A Photographic Recordby Toni Huberman; Sonia Ashmore; Yasuko Suka

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    Charles Holme?s detailed record of his travels through Japan, including the homeward journey via the west coast of the US and Canada, is published here for the first time, together with all fifty plates from the original limited edition of his companion Emma Liberty?s Japan, A Pictorial Record, with commentaries ? a rare archive. more...

  • World Film Locations: Tokyoby Chris MaGee

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 19.00

    World Film Locations: Tokyo gives readers a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world?s most complex and exciting cities through the lens of world cinema. 50 scenes from classic and contemporary films explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Tokyo in our collective consciousness, as well as how these cinematic moments reveal aspects of the... more...