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  • Turning Points in Japanese Historyby Bert Edstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    The book is organised thematically, including Medieval and Early Modern Japan, Japan and the West, Contested Constructs in the Study of Tokugawa and Meiji Japan, and aspects of Post-War Japan. more...

  • Japan Experiences - Fifty Years, One Hundred Viewsby Hugh Cortazzi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This unique volume comprising writings and memoirs covering the half century since the end of the Pacific War, offers the reader a fascinating and remarkable collection of personal experiences of Japan across a wide spectrum. more...

  • Group Psychology Of The Japaneseby Iritani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Japan's First Prime Minister: Ito Hirobumi, Father of the Japanese Constitutionby Takii Kazuhiro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    A brilliant and influential statesman, Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909) was the first prime minister of Japan's modern state. This biography focuses especially on Ito's thought and vision for Japan's modernisation. It outlines Ito's life: the son of a poor farmer, who studyed in England and returned convinced that the only viable path for Japan was nation... more...

  • A Military History of Japanby John Kuehn

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history?from 300 AD to present day foreign relations?and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war. more...

  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Riskby Ra Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    North Korea?s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and international condemnation. In light of the security risk the... more...

  • Japanby Milton W. Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99

    This popular and accessible introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic and... 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...

  • Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010by Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputation for technological innovation and cultural creativity,... 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...