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Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2009)

Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains an enigma to many, who see it as a...

Tokugawa Ieyasu
Bloomsbury Publishing (2012)

Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil...

Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan

Science for the Empire

Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan

Stanford University Press (2008)

An innovative look at Japan's wartime discourse of science and nationalism and how it shaped postwar...

Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary

Imperial Japan at Its Zenith

The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary

In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were...

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs: A Guide to Japan's Best Ryokan & Onsen

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs

A Guide to Japan's Best Ryokan & Onsen

Tuttle Publishing (2017)

Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, Japanese Inns & Hot Springs is the definitive...

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2019)

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book,...

Japanese Castles 1540–1640
Bloomsbury Publishing (2011)

The landscape of 16thand 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles...

Convenience Store Woman
Granta Publications (2018)

Meet Keiko. Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the...

The Railway Man
Random House (2009)

During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and...

Geisha: A Life
Atria Books (2002)

GEISHA, A LIFE "No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward...