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  • 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...

  • The First European Description of Japan, 1585by Luis Frois SJ; Daniel T. Reff; Richard Danford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of the 1585 work, the original of which was discovered... 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...

  • Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japanby David Rands

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically developed functions of the cities in their regional, national, and international spheres and shows the relevance of those functions... more...

  • Japan's World Heritage Sitesby John Dougill

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 34.95

    Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan! In Japan's World Heritage Sites , readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all of those now declared to be UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Author John Dougill describes each site in detail, stating why they... more...

  • Räuberische Chinesen und tückische Japanerby Csaba Oláh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.74

    Die Untersuchung behandelt den Ablauf der offiziellen sino-japanischen Beziehungen in der Ming-Zeit (15.?16. Jh.), wobei der gegenseitigen Diplomatie und dem Handel besondere Berücksichtigung beigemessen werden. Das Werk verfolgt im Wesentlichen zwei Ziele. Erstens wird anhand japanischer Quellen dargestellt, wie die Japaner in dem durch China vorgegebenen... more...

  • Interpreting Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research approaches in a systematic fashion to demonstrate how,... more...

  • The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Cool Japan Guideby Abby Denson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen... more...

  • Everyday Life in Traditional Japanby Charles J. Dunn; Laurence Broderick

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan. With detailed descriptions and over 100 illustrations, authentic samurai, farmers, craftsmen, merchants,... more...