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  • 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...

  • 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$ 9.99

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Best of Tokyoby Don Mortn; Naoko Tsunoi

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    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 time in Tokyo, you can become an instant aficionado with this revised and updated edition of THE BEST OF TOKYO , an always discriminating... more...

  • Tokyo Sights and Insightsby Ryosuke Kami

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Tokyo Sights and Insights is the unique work of Ryosuke Kami, artist, essayist, and native Tokyoite. Weekends Mr. Kami bicycles about his favorite city in search of Tokyo sights to capture on his sketch pad; weeknights he draws on these same sketches to produce the insights that fill this book. Don't look for Ryosuke Kami's sights in other books... more...

  • Tokyo New City Guideby Mayumi Yoshida Barakan; Judith Connor Greer

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Tokyo New City Guide goes far beyond the well-worn tourist itineraries and deep into the complex, highly contrasted heart of one of the world's largest and most exciting cities. This lively, up-to-the-minute city guide covers Tokyo of the 1990s like no other. Here's where you will find the ideal balance between the still-extant traditional Japan... more...

  • Tokyo Night City Where to Drink & Partyby Judith Brand

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Tokyo Night City will take you on a trek through the previously unmapped maze of Tokyo's myriad bars, clubs, and dives.Cool jazz clubs, Latin salsa, throbbing house, and reggae bars, Tokyo Night City has the place for every mood and every pocket and includes: *The latest information on drinks, music and prices *Addresses, phone numbers, and maps... more...