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  • The Japanese Are Like Thatby Ichiro Kawasaki

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Here is a different book about the Japanese. A far cry from the purple prose of the starry?eyed Western visitor or the sterile style of the government gazette, The Japanese Are Like That is a down·to·earth scrutiny of the so· called "inscrutable" Japanese. Armed with a cool head, the gift of clear expression, and an objectivity born of years of foreign... 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...

  • Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policyby Alexander Bukh

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    In Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policy, Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other, examining the history of bilateral relations and comparisons between the Russian and Japanese national character. more...

  • A Ride In The Neon Sunby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 28.18

    The third in her series of cycling books sees Josie Dew riding east into the rising sun - to Japan more...

  • A Ride In The Neon Sunby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    The third in her series of cycling books sees Josie Dew riding east into the rising sun - to Japan more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella Lucy Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    In 1878, a decade after Japan was launched into the world of modern nations by the Meiji restoration of 1868, Isabella Lucy Bird set off alone to explore the interior. Ninety years ago Japan was still a mysterious country to Westerners. Miss Bird must have presented a fearsome sight to Japanese villagers when she came into view clad in American mountain... more...

  • Gleanings in Buddha-Fieldsby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Lafcadio Hearn's books continue to charm and captivate readers, as the exotic subjects about which he wrote charmed and captivated him. Gleanings In Buddha-Fields presents more Hearn magic as he enters into the spirit of Buddhism as though he were born into it. "I an individual," he writes, "an individual soul! Nay, I am a population—a population... 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...

  • Lover's Guide to Japanby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Whether you're a newcomer to Japan or an old hand at romance in the Land of the Rising Sun, this guide can be your ticket to after-hours fun. Where to go, what to do, what to say - it's all here. Lover's Guide to Japan gives you instant access to all the (sensual) mysteries of Japan and the Japanese. Once this book shows you what goes on behind... more...

  • Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryby Etsuko Hae-Jin Kang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 165.00

    During the premodern period, Japan had significant political, economic and cultural relations with Korea. This book purports that this period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, was the formative stage of the East Asian diplomacy and ideology which laid the foundations for foreign relations between these two countries in the modern period.... more...