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Japanese Society
Japanese Society
by Chie Nakane
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"A brilliant wedding of 'national character' studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology. One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict's Chrysanthemum and the Sword which deals also with Japanese national... (read more)

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Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation
Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation
by Karl Taro Greenfeld
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This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.... (read more)

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Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster
by David Lochbaum
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“A gripping, suspenseful page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews) with a “fast-paced, detailed narrative that moves like a thriller” (International Business Times), Fukushima teams two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists... (read more)

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Precarious Japan (Chronicles of the New World Encounter)
Precarious Japan (Chronicles of the New World Encounter)
by Anne Allison
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In an era of irregular labor, nagging recession, nuclear contamination, and a shrinking population, Japan is facing precarious times. How the Japanese experience insecurity in their daily and social lives is the subject of Precarious Japan. Tacking... (read more)

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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
by Haruki Murakami
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From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound. In March of 1995, agents of a Japanese... (read more)

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Geisha: A Life
Geisha: A Life
by Mineko Iwasaki
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No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her storyand#8212;until now.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"Many say I was the best geisha of my generation," writes Mineko Iwasaki. "And yet, it was a life... (read more)

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Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
by David Pilling
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A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived and#160; On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, theUnited States dropped a second atomic bomb on... (read more)

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Rise of the Japanese Corporate System: The Inside View of a MITI Official
Rise of the Japanese Corporate System: The Inside View of a MITI Official
by Koji Matsumoto
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This book is essential reading for all those interested in the Japanese economic miracle. Japan's economy is invariable seen as a capitalist system, and a consideration of the elements upon which the Japanese economy is founded seems to lead inexorably... (read more)

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Yakuza : Japan's Criminal Underworld - Expanded (03 Edition)
Yakuza : Japan's Criminal Underworld - Expanded (03 Edition)
by David E. Kaplan
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A fascinating and authoritative expose of Japanese organized crime, from its earliest beginnings to today's global expansion.... (read more)

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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West
by T R Reid
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"Fascinating...clearly stated, interesting and provoking.... A plainspoken account of living in Asia."  --San Francisco Chronicle Anyone who has heard his weekly commentary on NPR knows that T. R. Reid is trenchant, funny, and deeply... (read more)

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
by Gretel Ehrlich
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Kirkus Best Books of the Year • Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku... (read more)

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Confessions of a Yakuza
Confessions of a Yakuza
by Junichi Saga
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A riveting tale of murder and unexpected compassion by the author of Memories of Silk and Straw, recounting the true life saga of one of the last traditional gang bosses in Japan.... (read more)

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
by Gretel Ehrlich
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A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and... (read more)

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Learning to Go to School in Japan
Learning to Go to School in Japan
by Lois Peak
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When we look beyond lesson planning and curriculaand#151;those explicit facets that comprise so much of our discussion about educationand#151;we remember that teaching is an inherently social activity, shaped by a rich array of implicit habits... (read more)

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Tabloid Tokyo: 101 Tales of Sex, Crime & Scandal from Japan's Wild Weeklies
Tabloid Tokyo: 101 Tales of Sex, Crime & Scandal from Japan's Wild Weeklies
by Mark Schreiber
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A peek at the "real" Japan through the lens of its raucous weekly magazines. From "Strip Diplomacy Breaks North Korean Ice" to "Moms Mistake Kids for Pets" and "Panty-Gazing Research Revealed," Tabloid Tokyo offers a rare glimpse at the seamier side of... (read more)

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Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan
Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan
by Bruce Stronach
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Japan's aggressive economic development has led many Americans to fear that it will lead to an equally aggressive nationalism reminiscent of the pre-World War II period. Beyond the Rising Sun demonstrates that such fears are unfounded. Although cultural... (read more)

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Japanese Lessons: A Year in a Japanese School Through the Eyes of an American Anthropologist and Her Children
Japanese Lessons: A Year in a Japanese School Through the Eyes of an American Anthropologist and Her Children
by Gail R. Benjamin
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When the Germans invaded her small Belgian village in 1914, Marthe Cnockaerts home was burned and her family separated. After getting a job at a German hospital, and winning the Iron Cross for her service to the Reich, she was approached by a neighbor... (read more)

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The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture
The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture
by Roger J Davies
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In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored... (read more)

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Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroads: Challenges and Options for the Twenty-First Century
Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroads: Challenges and Options for the Twenty-First Century
by Yutaka Kawashima
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New in paperback this fall! In "Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroads, Yutaka Kawashima clarifies some of the defining parameters of Japan's past foreign policy and examines the challenges it currently faces, including the quagmire on the Korean... (read more)

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Inland Sea (02 Edition)
Inland Sea (02 Edition)
by Donald Richie
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Sheltered between Japan's major islands lies the Inland Sea, a place modernity passed by. In this classic travel memoir, Donald Richie embarks on a quest to find Japan's timeless heart among the Inland Sea's mysterious waters and forgotten islands. This... (read more)

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