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  • Japan Risingby Kenneth Pyle

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 19.95

    After more than a half century of withdrawal from international politics, Japan is back. What are the implications for the United States? 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...

  • The Kurillian Knotby Hiroshi Kimura; Mark Ealey

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is the definitive book on Russo-Japanese relations by the leading authority on the topic. more...

  • Japan and the Dutch 1600-1853by Grant K. Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    This is the history of Dutch influence on Japan during the so-called 'closed centuries' between 1640 and 1853. Dutch maritime traders provided the only commercial link which Japan maintained with the west, and were thus the sole channel for western ideas and knowledge to reach neo-Confucian society. Professor Goodman explains the circumstances of... more...

  • A Gathering Darknessby Haruo Tohmatsu; H. P. Willmott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 29.99

    The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the events in its military history leading up to and including Pearl Harbor. Unique in its perspective, A Gathering Darkness shows how historical... more...

  • Unconditional Democracyby Toshio Nishi

    Hoover Institution Press 2004; US$ 15.00

    The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II. more...

  • Japan's Backroom Politicsby Robert D. Eldridge; Watanabe Tsuneo

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    Written by the controversial owner of the Yomiuri Shimbun when he was Japan?s leading political reporter, Japan?s Backroom Politics is the translation of a classic study of the rough and tumble of Japanese politics and Liberal Democratic Party factions in the first two decades of postwar Japan. In addition to discussing the reasons for the... more...

  • With Commodore Perry to Japanby David A Ranzan; John A. Wolter; John J. McDonough

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    With Commodore Perry to Japan offers a personable account of Commodore Perry?s expedition to Japan through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old purser?s clerk of the Mississippi. The National Historic Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) -endorsed documentary edition provides excellent coverage of both the political mission of the Perry expedition... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945by Kenneth Henshall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, activities, and events. The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 will appeal to both academics and the general public who have an... more...

  • The Syrian Crisisby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Is there justice in a U.S. military intervention into the ongoing Syrian crisis? What is God's perspective on the tragedy that is occurring in Syria? When President Barack Obama requested Congressional approval for military strikes on Syria, the people of the United States were obliged to consider these and other difficult questions, even amid... more...