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  • Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilizationby Yoshinori Yasuda; Mark J. Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Multidisciplinary Studies on the Environment and Civilization draws on research from a diverse range of fields across the humanities, social and natural sciences to discover what is needed to develop an affluent, sustainable and resilient world for the twenty-first century and beyond. The contributions throughout this volume build and promote frameworks... more...

  • Sanitized Sexby Robert Kramm

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 70.00

    Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the American occupation of Japan after the Second World War, focusing on the period between 1945 and 1952. It contributes to the cultural and social history of the occupation of Japan by investigating the intersections... more...

  • Individuality in Early Modern Japanby Peter Nosco

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded. This volume’s primary goal is to challenge these and a number of other long-standing assumptions regarding Tokugawa (1600-1868) society, and thereby to open a... more...

  • To Stand with the Nations of the Worldby Mark Ravina

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In 1868, samurai radicals overthrew the last shogun in the name of ancient Japanese ways. Then they took an opposite course, building a modern Japanese state with the help of Western advisors. This book explains the paradox of the Meiji Restoration: revering the ancient past while embracing the foreign and new. more...

  • Tokyoby Barbara E. Thornbury; Evelyn Schulz; Jeffrey Angles; Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt; Mark Pendleton; Evelyn Schulz; Bruce Suttmeier; Barbara E. Thornbury; Angela Yiu; Eve Zimmerman

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This interdisciplinary collection examines Tokyo in the cultural imagination. The contributors analyze how Tokyo has been perceived and experienced through such cultural lenses as novels, poetry, short stories, and films created in Japan since the 1980s. more...

  • Asia Betrayedby John Bell Smithback

    Earnshaw Books 2018; US$ 9.99

    “Somebody knew. Who knew?“ Did Winston Churchill lure Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor as a cynical ruse to pull the United States into the war against the Nazis to save England? Did he deliberately weaken the defenses of Singapore and Hong Kong to convince the Japanese to jump? Did he even run a double spy to feed information to Tokyo?... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Historyby Sven Saaler; Christopher W.A. Szpilman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 67.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his/her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner.... more...

  • Industrial Innovation in Japanby Takuji Hara; Norio Kambayashi; Noboru Matsushima

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In this new book, Hara, Kambayashi and Matsushima gather together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, including automobile, electronics, semiconductor, component, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industries. Unlike other books in this area, this book focuses on a broader range of Japanese industries... more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 1by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 2by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...