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  • 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...

  • 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'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...

  • 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 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...

  • Peace in Northeast Asiaby T.J. Schoenbaum

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Takes a look at Japan's long-festering territorial and maritime disputes with its three neighbours - China, South Korea and the Russian Federation. This book explores each situation and proposes compromise solutions to these disputes. It is suitable for international relations specialists, government officials, and scholars of Asian politics. more...

  • Beirutby Samir Kassir

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering... more...

  • A Diplomat in Japanby Sir Ernest Satow

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    A personal account of the momentous years after Japan opened to the West. more...

  • Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shogunsby Constantine Vaporis

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 100.00

    Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600?1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and powerful and ordinary citizens. more...