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  • The Diary of Charles Holme's 1889 Visit to Japan and North America with Mrs Lasenby Liberty's Japan: A Photographic Recordby Toni Huberman; Sonia Ashmore; Yasuko Suka

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    Charles Holme?s detailed record of his travels through Japan, including the homeward journey via the west coast of the US and Canada, is published here for the first time, together with all fifty plates from the original limited edition of his companion Emma Liberty?s Japan, A Pictorial Record, with commentaries ? a rare archive. more...

  • A History of Japanby Richard Mason; John Caiger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history... more...

  • World Film Locations: Tokyoby Chris MaGee

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    World Film Locations: Tokyo gives readers a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world’s most complex and exciting cities through the lens of world cinema. 50 scenes from classic and contemporary films explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Tokyo in our collective consciousness, as well as how these cinematic moments reveal aspects of... more...

  • Under Foreign Eyesby James King

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This book is about the perception of Japan in the sixty films set there by gaijin (foreigners) ?outsiders who almost always do not speak or read Japanese. My area of attention is directed to films depicting post World War II Japan and the Japanese, and, in many cases, films showing how foreigners in the same time frame respond to Japan.... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    A comprehensive survey of premodern Japanese history, with original essays by leading authorities on major themes and issues from prehistory to the nineteenth century more...

  • Enjoy Japanby Walt Sheldon

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    For several years Walt Sheldon has been helping visitors and foreign residents to understand and appreciate things Japanese through the medium of his popular weekly radio program "Enjoy Japan" over the U.S. Forces' Far East Network. Now, in his latest book, Mr. Sheldon presents his own "personal and highly unofficial guide" to Japan, its people,... more...

  • Sources of Japanese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Donald Keene; George Tanabe; Paul Varley

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    A perennial best-seller, Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second edition, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history,... more...

  • A Ride In The Neon Sunby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 21.33

    It's not easy landing unprepared in a country like Japan. The eccentricities of the calendar, the indecipherable postal system, not to mention the alien alphabet, language and culture, have all to be confronted before the disorientated traveller can feel at ease. Trying to ride a bicycle through the streets of one of the most congested cities in the... more...

  • A Ride In The Neon Sunby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    It's not easy landing unprepared in a country like Japan. The eccentricities of the calendar, the indecipherable postal system, not to mention the alien alphabet, language and culture, have all to be confronted before the disorientated traveller can feel at ease. Trying to ride a bicycle through the streets of one of the most congested cities in the... more...

  • Ryokanby Akihiko Seki; Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book features Japanese inns, or ryokan , both old and new-from inns with a history dating back a thousand years to modern inns with the latest facilities that nonetheless capture the spirit of old Japan. Each of the properties has been handpicked by the authors for their strong design aesthetic, commitment to service and purity of their spring... more...