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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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On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth off its axis hit off the coast of Japan, sending the largest tsunami in Japanese history speeding towards the Japanese coast, where the aging nuclear power reactors at Fukushima Daiichi sat... (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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The Observer (UK) “Authoritative and entertaining... [Pilling] deftly manages the trick of illustrating grand sweep with small anecdote." In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on... (read more)

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Miti and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975
Miti and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975
by Chalmers A Johnson
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The focus of this book is on the Japanese economic bureaucracy, particularly on the famous Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), as the leading state actor in the economy. Although MITI was not the only important agent affecting the... (read more)

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Youth Deviance in Japan
Youth Deviance in Japan
by Robert Yoder
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Based on fieldwork spanning two decades, this book presents a longitudinal study of deviance and crime among youths in Kanagawa-ken, with a focus upon two groups of young people a working class group and a middle-class group. The author, a long-term... (read more)

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March Was Made of Yarn: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown (Vintage)
March Was Made of Yarn: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown (Vintage)
by Elmer Luke
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In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake... (read more)

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Japan: A Reinterpretation
Japan: A Reinterpretation
by Patrick Smith
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In this "New York Times" Notable Book, Patrick Smith offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding the Japan of the next millennium. Authoritative and rich in detail, the book is a timely guide to understanding a society whose changed are sure to... (read more)

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Japanese Today: Change and Continuity, Enlarged Edition
Japanese Today: Change and Continuity, Enlarged Edition
by Edwin O Reischauer
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With the two-thousand-year history of the Japanese experience as his foundation, Edwin O. Reischauer brings us an incomparable description of Japan today in all its complexity and uniqueness, both material and spiritual. His description and analysis... (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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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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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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The Material Child
The Material Child
by Merry White
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As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the U.S. towards adolescence. The result is both... (read more)

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The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995
The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995
by Kenneth J Ruoff
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2004 Jiro Osaragi Commentary Prize, Asahi... (read more)

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Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose
Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose
by Kenneth B Pyle
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Japan is on the verge of a sea change. After more than fifty years of national pacifism and isolation including the "lost decade" of the 1990s, Japan is quietly, stealthily awakening. As Japan prepares to become a major player in the strategic struggles... (read more)

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Japan in the Twenty-First Century: Environment, Economy, and Society
Japan in the Twenty-First Century: Environment, Economy, and Society
by Pradyumna P Karan
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The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world's second-largest economy, a source of... (read more)

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The Image Factory: Fads and Fashions in Japan
The Image Factory: Fads and Fashions in Japan
by Donald Richie
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Just as a person contrives a style, the purpose of which is integration and the effect of which is presentation, so a nation collectively projects an appearance, a "national" style. Such styles are made of many layers. The deepest layer is composed of... (read more)

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Understanding Japanese society
Understanding Japanese society
by Joy Hendry
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This is a welcome new edition of this bestselling textbook. It provides a clear, accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society which does not require any previous knowledge of the country. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the 3rd edition... (read more)

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Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics
Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics
by Laura Miller
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"This is a very well researched, thoughtful, and engagingly written study of some of the hottest areas of Japan's beauty industry. Always careful to avoid easy generalizations or clichés about Japanese culture, Miller shows both the diversity... (read more)

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

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
by John Dower
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Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of... (read more)

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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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