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  • Global Security Watch?Lebanon: A Reference Handbookby David S. Sorenson

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 50.00

    A comprehensive examination of the complex domestic environment and the quarrelsome neighbors that contribute to Lebanon's condition as one of the most violent and unstable countries in the Middle East. more...

  • Beyond the Rising Sunby Bruce Stronach

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 31.95

    Japan's aggressive economic development has led many Americans to fear that it will lead to an equally aggressive nationalism reminiscent of the pre-World War II period. Beyond the Rising Sun demonstrates that such fears are unfounded. Although cultural nationalism is strong, Japan today is a stable and peaceful democracy. Professionals, academics,... more...

  • Japan in World Historyby James L. Huffman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Japan in World History ranges from Japan's prehistoric interactions with Korea and China, to the Western challenge of the late 1500s, the partial isolation under the Tokugawa family (1600-1868), and the tumultuous interactions of more recent times, when Japan modernized ferociously, turned imperialist, lost a world war, then became the world's... more...

  • Government by Assassinationby Hugh Byas

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in shaping political ideals: ideals which were a compound of Marxism and National Socialism, transformed for Japanese uses and combined with fanatical racial, national and semi-religious obsessions. more...

  • Militarism and Foreign Policy in Japanby E E N Causton

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.00

    The Manchurian "Incident" of 1931 led to a Japanese occupation, the birth of Manchoukuo and the withdrawal of Japan from the League of Nations. At the time it seemed as if the army and navy were exerting a supreme influence. This volume points out that this influence is not new and that there are strong reasons for its existence and continuance. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empireby David H James

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 180.00

    This volume is a history of the Japanese drive for the conquest of Greater East Asia. It includes an account of the Malayan campaign and the Fall of Singapore, followed by an outline of the dominant features of the campaign in S E Asia and the Pacific and ending with the attack on Japan and the unconditional surrender.The outstanding value of the... more...

  • Black Star Over Japanby Albert Axelbank

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    At the time of original publication the author argued that contemporary forces within Japan were combining to create a strong movement for revision of the constitution and for the acquisition of nuclear weapons by renewed and powerful military establishment. The American government, which had encouraged rearmament, was beginning to wonder about the... more...

  • Global Security Watch?Japanby Andrew Lee Oros; Yuki Tatsumi

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of Japan's national security institutions and policy today, including a detailed discussion of Japan's regional security environment and its alliance with the United States in the context of the Democratic Party of Japan's rise to power in August 2009. more...

  • Policy Entrepreneurship and Elections in Japanby Takashi Oka

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    Ozawa Ichir? is one of the most important figures in Japanese politics, having held the positions of Chief Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Party and, after defection from the LDP, President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Ozawa has distinctive ideas that set him apart from the average Japanese politician, he believes in the concept of the independence... more...

  • Nagasakiby Craig Collie

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 29.99

    Using contemporary diaries and letters, mainly translated from Japanese, we follow a group of Nagasaki residents, (including several Australian POWs) from the early morning of the day of the bombing of Hiroshima to midnight on the day of the second bombing in Nagasaki. more...