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  • Islands of Discontentby Laura Hein; Mark Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 47.99

    Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan... more...

  • Tokyo Travel Map Fourth Editionby Periplus Editors

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 8.95

    The Tokyo Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time. Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks,... more...

  • The Best of Tokyoby Don Mortn; Naoko Tsunoi

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    This Japan travel guide is an insider's look at the best restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, shops, sights, and events in Tokyo. With new venues for fun, food, and fashion opening everyday, it's difficult to keep up with Tokyo's abundant offerings. Whether you're tired of the standard tourist routes, or would just like to get the most out of your... more...

  • Chichibu: Japan's Hidden Treasuresby Sumiko Enbutsu

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 14.95

    This is the first English guide to one of Japan's best-kept secrets, an idyllic haven of temples, shrines, and serene hills only a short train ride from the heart of Tokyo. Chichibu, a quiet basin enclosed by steep hills, is an area that evokes the charm and beauty of traditional Japan. This book features easy-to-follow maps of the 34-temple pilgrimage... more...

  • Fukushimaby David Lochbaum; Edwin Lyman; Susan Q. Stranahan; The Union of Concerned Scientists

    The New Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    “A gripping, suspenseful page-turner? ( Kirkus Reviews ) with a “fast-paced, detailed narrative that moves like a thriller? ( International Business Times ), Fukushima teams two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists, David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, with award-winning journalist Susan Q. Stranahan to give us the first definitive... more...

  • Getting Around Tokyo Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guideby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    This pocket atlas and Japan travel guide is an indispensable tool for getting around Tokyo—whether as a first–time visitor, or a local resident. The travel book is conveniently divided into chapters that enable the user to know what to do on arriving at Narita or Haneda Airport, and then how to get into and around the city using all available means... 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...

  • Nagaokaby Ellen van Goethem

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    This is the first work dealing comprehensively with the historical and physical aspects of the Nagaoka palace and capital, constructed in the eighth century at the order of Kanmu Tenno, but abruptly abandoned after only ten years. more...

  • Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islandsby Robert Walker

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Travel to the most inspiring tropical islands on the planet! Everything you need is in this one convenient Okinawa travel guide?including a large pull-out map. Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands is the first comprehensive travel guide to the 150 sub-tropical island chain that stretches across 600 miles from Japan to Taiwan. These are some of the... more...

  • The Origins of the Bilateral Okinawa Problemby Robert D. Eldridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Using a multi-national and multi-archival approach to this diplomatic history study, the author examines comprehensively and in great detail for the first time the origins of the so-called Okinawa Problem. Also inlcludes four maps. more...