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  • The Essence of Buddhismby Various Various

    Xist Publishing 2016; US$ 1.99

    Wisdom In Thousands of Quotes “To feed a single good man is infinitely greater in point of merit, than attending to questions about heaven and earth, spirits and demons, such as occupy ordinary men.—Sutra of Forty-two Sections.” - The Essence of Buddhism The Essence of Buddhism is a collection of quotes about life and how to live it at its fullest.... more...

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  • Tumultuous Decadeby Masato Kimura; Tosh Minohara

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    Featuring an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, Tumultuous Decade examines Japanese domestic and foreign affairs between 1931 and 1941. more...

  • The Logic of Conformityby Tomoko T. Okagaki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    A sophisticated and significant contribution to the literature on state building and the history of international relations, The Logic of Conformity is a fascinating study of how the concept of sovereignty is reshaped by the entrance of newcomers. more...

  • The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarcerationby Karen M. Inouye

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 24.95

    The first book-length examination of the lingering political legacy of the wartime imprisonment of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada and the United States. more...

  • Shintoby Helen Hardacre

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Helen Hardacre offers for the first time in any language a sweeping, comprehensive history of Shinto, the tradition that is practiced by some 80% of the Japanese people and underlies the institution of the Emperor. more...

  • A Storied Sageby Micah L. Auerback

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Since its arrival in Japan in the sixth century, Buddhism has played a central role in Japanese culture. But the historical figure of the Buddha, the prince of ancient Indian descent who abandoned his wealth and power to become an awakened being, has repeatedly disappeared and reappeared, emerging each time in a different form and to different ends.... more...

  • Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastesby Mikiso Hane; Samuel H. Yamashita

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.00

    Now updated with a substantive new introduction, this compelling social history uses diaries, memoirs, fiction, trial testimony, personal recollections, and eyewitness accounts to weave a fascinating tale of what ordinary Japanese endured throughout their country’s era of booming economic growth. more...

  • Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945–2015by David Hunter-Chester

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 40.50

    This study provides a comprehensive institutional history of Japan’s post-1945 army. It also analyzes representations of the military in popular culture, the place of soldiers in the formation of the country’s postwar national identity, and the social and political impact of constitutional restrictions on the military. more...

  • Postwar Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2017; US$ 32.00

    Japanese security, economic, institutional, and development policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. Distinguished Japanese scholars reflect on the evolution of these policies and draw lessons for coming decades, spotlighting emerging Japanese thinking on key issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance.... more...