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  • Japan Restoredby Clyde Prestowitz

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World. In 1979, the book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America by Harvard University professor Ezra Vogel caused a sensation in the United States by pointing out that Japan was surpassing America as world economic leader; the book remains to this day the all-time bestseller... more...

  • Manabeshima Island Japanby Florent Chavouet

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan. Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands?but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them.... more...

  • Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn?s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies. more...

  • The Empire of the Eastby H. B. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery?s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Studies.... more...

  • Lebanonby David C. Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Even up to the eve of the civil war, some observers saw the Lebanese system as essentially stable, and exhibiting some of the virtues of liberty and pluralism which had been commended by the French traveller de Volney a century before. But for others its structure was so seriously flawed as to be resolved only by revolution. The civil war resulted... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policyby Mayako Shimamoto; Koji Ito; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy includes a chronology, an introduction, , appendixes , and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. 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 Japan--South Korea Identity Clashby Brad Glosserman; Scott Snyder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also US allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Brad Glosserman and Scott Snyder investigate... more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • Last Boat to Yokohamaby Nassrine Azimi; Michel Wasserman

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...