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    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 198.00

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyoby Mark K. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the... more...

  • Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic... more...

  • Diplomatic Strategy for Japan, U.S. and Chinaby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>This book contains the interview conducted with the guardian spirit of former diplomat, Hisahiko Okazaki, a conservative commentator representative to Japan. An astonishing relation between Admiral Perry and Okazaki is revealed in this interview. By reading this book, you will come to know what Admiral Perry thinks on the current situation... more...

  • Samurai and Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very realóand very lethalómedieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo.... more...

  • The Power to Competeby Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryoichi Mikitani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Father and son ? entrepreneur and economist ? search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan ? and the world ? in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective... more...

  • The Culture of Sectarianismby Ussama Samir Makdisi

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. more...

  • Syrian Intervention in Lebanonby Naomi Joy Weinberger

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 144.99

    Conflict and intervention in the Middle East are not uncommon occurrences. Yet when civil strife erupted in Lebanon in 1975, the events that followed were unusual indeed. Unlike most patterns of intervention, Syria displayed remarkable tactical flexibility by first intervening on behalf of the rebels, its traditional allies, then shifting its allegiance... more...

  • Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicityby David Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Shedding light on contemporary Japanese society in an international context, Japanese-Korean relations and modern day notions of a multicultural Japan, this book addresses the broad notions and questions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and belonging through investigation of Japan?s Korean population (zainichi). Despite zainichi Korean existence... more...