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  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Riskby Ra Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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$ 53.95

    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 Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Centuryby John Kuehn

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00

    The legacy of Japanese warfare is steeped in honor, duty, and valor. Yet, some of the more violent episodes in this country's military history have tainted foreign attitudes toward Japan, oftentimes threatening the economic stability of the Pacific region. This book documents Japan's long and stormy history of war and military action, provides a thorough... more...

  • Japan's World Heritage Sitesby John Dougill

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    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 renownedall 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$ 60.56

    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$ 49.95

    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...

  • Cool Japanby Sumiko Kajiyama

    Museyon 2013; US$ 14.99

    Written by local expert Sumiko Kajiyama, Cool Japan is a three-part travel guide that explores the heart of Japanese culture and must-see places from a uniquely Japanese perspective. First, visit Kyoto, where you will discover 1,000 years of history from the ancient love story the Tale of Genji to the traditional tea ceremony. Then head to Tokyo... more...

  • A History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 66.95

    This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations,... more...

  • Strategic Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 19.99

    The contributions contained in this book highlight potential areas for enhanced cooperation between the United States and Japan at a time when the West desperately needs a confident and proactive Japan, and Japan needs sustained American engagement and deterrence in an Asia-Pacific region that will continue to be the site of economic growth. more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    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...