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Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
by Bruce Feiler
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Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small... (read more)

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The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)
The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)
by Pico Iyer
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When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery, he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside, to get to know Kyoto, one of the loveliest old cities in the world, and to find out something about Japanese culture today -- not the... (read more)

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Strategic Capitalism: Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance
Strategic Capitalism: Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance
by Kent E Calder
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Was Japan's economic miracle generated primarily by the Japanese state or by the nation's dynamic private sector? In addressing this question, Kent Calder's richly detailed study offers a distinctive reinterpretation of Japanese government-business... (read more)

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Political Economy of Japan #1: The Political Economy of Japan
Political Economy of Japan #1: The Political Economy of Japan
by Kozo Yamamura
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In contrast to the consensus regarding the success of postwar Japan's political and economic performance, there are widely divergent views on how Japan achieved its success and what the future holds for Japan's policy, economy, and society. With the aim... (read more)

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Japan Before Perry: A Short History
Japan Before Perry: A Short History
by Conrad Totman
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By 1853 Japan had been transformed from a sparsely populated land of nonliterate tribal peoples into an elaborately structured commercial society sustaining massive cities and a varied array of sophisticated cultural production. In this authoritative... (read more)

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Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima
Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima
by Stephen Walker
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At 31,000 feet above Japan, Tom Ferebee sits hunched over his bombsight. Below him lies the primary target of an operation called "Special Mission Number 13" by the few military personnel aware of its existence — Hiroshima, a city of over 300,000... (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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Modern Girls, Shining Stars, and the Skies of Tokyo: Five Japanese Women
Modern Girls, Shining Stars, and the Skies of Tokyo: Five Japanese Women
by Phyllis Birnbaum
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The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was... (read more)

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The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
by Karel Van Wolferen
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A full-scale examination of the inner workings of Japan's political and industrial system.... (read more)

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Hiroshima
Hiroshima
by John Hersey
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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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Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
by Peter Pagnamenta
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Sword and Blossom tells the tragic true story of an extraordinary love affair that began when a young Army officer fell in love with a Japanese woman in the early years of the twentieth century. Based on a treasure trove of more than eight hundred... (read more)

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The Forty-Seven Ronin Story
The Forty-Seven Ronin Story
by John Allyn
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47 Ronin Story is the classic Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in Japan's feudal history. In a shocking clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan, there emerged the most unlikely... (read more)

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Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police
Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police
by Robert Twigger
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Adrift in Tokyo, translating obscene rap lyrics for giggling Japanese high school girls,, "thirtynothing" Robert Twigger comes to a revelation about himself: He has never been fit nor brave. Guided by his roommates, Fat Frank and Chris, he sets out to... (read more)

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Out of the East
Out of the East
by Lafcadio Hearn
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This collection of wonderful tales features stories of devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness. Included are "The Red Bridal", in which the conflict between duty and human feelings leads to tragedy in classical Japanese style, and "With Kyushu... (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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Geisha, A Life
Geisha, A Life
by Mineko Iwasaki
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GEISHA, A LIFE ""No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story. We have been constrained by unwritten rules not to do so, by the robes of tradition and by the sanctity of our exclusive... (read more)

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Concise Dictionary of Modern Japanese History
Concise Dictionary of Modern Japanese History
by Janet E Hunter
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This is a concise, reliable guide to the people, places, events, and ideas of significance from the Meiji Restoration to the present.... (read more)

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Re-Imaging Japanese Women
Re-Imaging Japanese Women
by Anne E Imamura
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Re-Imaging Japanese Women takes a revealing look at women whose voices have only recently begun to be heard in Japanese society: politicians, practitioners of traditional arts, writers, radicals, wives, mothers, bar hostesses, department store and blue... (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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