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

    New Press, The 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...

  • Islands of Discontentby Laura Hein; Mark Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tokyo, My Everestby Gabrielle Bauer

    Dundurn 1995; US$ 17.99

    Gabrielle Bauer finds herself on a plane bound for Tokyo, leaving her career, home, and husband behind. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyoby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 20.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the Tokyo's stunning architecture, along with 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Taiwanby Stephen Keeling

    Rough Guides 2013; US$ 26.99

    The Rough Guide to Taiwan is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island, with clear maps, full Chinese and pinyin translations and detailed coverage of all the top attractions and a host of lesser-visited sights. Discover Taiwan's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the island's magnificent national parks... 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...

  • Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989by Edward Seidensticker; Donald Richie; Paul Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 28.95

    Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa , available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese... 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...