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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
by Janice P Nimura
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"Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); "beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff).... (read more)

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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
by Susan Southard
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A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a... (read more)

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Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Catrien Ross
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andlt;bandgt;"A Best Book of 2009"and#8212;andlt;iandgt;The Japan Timesandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"Bringing erudition to the eerie, Ross enlarges our vocabulary of the supernatural. From the unquiet graves of betrayed women... (read more)

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Japan & the Enemies of Open Political Science
Japan & the Enemies of Open Political Science
by D Williams
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The central argument of Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science is that Eurocentric blindness is not a moral but a scientific failing. In this wide-ranging critique of Western social science, Anglo-American philosophy and French theory, Williams... (read more)

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Introduction To Japanese Culture
Introduction To Japanese Culture
by Daniel (edt) Sosnoski
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andlt;bandgt;Featuring full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, this text is a comprehensive guide to Japanese culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture... (read more)

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Ideals of the East: The Spirit of Japanese Art
Ideals of the East: The Spirit of Japanese Art
by Kakuzo Okakura
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Written by the foremost authority of the era on Oriental archeology and art, this extremely influential book offers a brief but concise introduction to Asian art. First published in 1883, it responded to a vogue in Western culture for a growing... (read more)

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Pandemonium and Parade (09 Edition)
Pandemonium and Parade (09 Edition)
by Michael Dylan Foster
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Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yand#244;kai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias... (read more)

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Saying Yes to Japan: How Outsiders Are Reviving a Trillion Dollar Services Market
Saying Yes to Japan: How Outsiders Are Reviving a Trillion Dollar Services Market
by Tim Clark and Carl Kay
About the Author
Tim Clark writes the Japan Entrepreneur Report and serves as Senior Fellow for SunBridge, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm. He teaches at the Portland State University School of Business. Carl Kay has been founding, running, buying and selling service... (read more)

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Bibliographies and Indexes in Gerontology, #16: Women in Japanese Society: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected English Language Materials
Bibliographies and Indexes in Gerontology, #16: Women in Japanese Society: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected English Language Materials
by Kristina Ruth Huber
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Surveys more than 2,300 translations of original sources and 19th- and 20th century materials in English. Entries are grouped around such categories as marriage and family life, health, work and creativity, religion, education, experiences of war... (read more)

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Crisis and Compensation: Public Policy and Political Stability in Japan, 1949-1986
Crisis and Compensation: Public Policy and Political Stability in Japan, 1949-1986
by Kent E Calder
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Why does Japan, with its efficiency-oriented technocracy, periodically adopt welfare-oriented, economically inefficient domestic policies? In answering this question Kent Calder shows that Japanese policymakers respond to threats to the ruling party's... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0064: Zen and Japanese Culture
Bollingen Series #0064: Zen and Japanese Culture
by Daisetz T Suzuki
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One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and... (read more)

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Geisha
Geisha
by Liza Dalby
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In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of... (read more)

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The River with No Bridge (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
The River with No Bridge (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Sue Sumii
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The story of Japan's largest minority group, the Burakumin.... (read more)

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City Life in Japan: A Study of a Tokyo Ward
City Life in Japan: A Study of a Tokyo Ward
by R P Dore
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Incorporating a new expanded introduction. The continuing relevance of Ron Dore's classic study of Japanese urban life and social structures is widely accepted by urban sociologists and other social scientists concerned with the study of modern Japan.... (read more)

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History of Japan (2ND 04 - Old Edition)
History of Japan (2ND 04 - Old Edition)
by Kenneth G. Henshall
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In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not... (read more)

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Sugamo Diary (Columbia/Hurst)
Sugamo Diary (Columbia/Hurst)
by Sasakawa Ryaichi
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Few figures in postwar Japanese history have been as controversial as Sasakawa Ryoichi (1899-1995). His critics focus on his prewar activity as an ultra-nationalist with shady business dealings on the Asian continent and his postwar career as a political... (read more)

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Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life
Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life
by Sheldon Garon
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"Molding Japanese Minds shows how extensively and consistently the modern Japanese state has sought to manage social behavior. As with any superb work of history, one finishes this book with a renewed appreciation of the complexity of the human... (read more)

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Vanishing Japan
Vanishing Japan
by Elizabeth Kiritani
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In Vanishing Japan, Elizabeth Kiritani sets out to record the vanishing phenomena of what was once daily life for the residents of working-class neighborhoods in... (read more)

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Welfare Through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan
Welfare Through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan
by Mari Miura
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High economic growth and relatively equitable distribution were among the most conspicuous characteristics of the postwar Japanese political economy. The lure of the Japanese model, however, has faded since the 1990s. Growth is in short supply and... (read more)

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Giants of Japan : the Lives of Japan's Most Influential Men and Women (99 Edition)
Giants of Japan : the Lives of Japan's Most Influential Men and Women (99 Edition)
by Mark Weston
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MARK WESTON has worked as a journalist for ABC News and has written for The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Land and People of Pakistan, and a one-man play about George Orwell, The Last Man in Europe. He lives in Armonk,... (read more)

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