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Contemporary 1945 to Present


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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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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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Yakuza Moon (09 Edition)
Yakuza Moon (09 Edition)
by Shoko Tendo
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Born to a wealthy and powerful yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived the early years of her life in luxury. However, when she was six, everything changed: her father was jailed, and the family fell into debt. Bullied by her classmates because of her father's... (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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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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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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Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation
Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation
by Veronica Chambers
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Forget the stereotypes. Today's Japanese women are shattering them -- breaking the bonds of tradition and dramatically transforming their culture. Shopping-crazed schoolgirls in Hello Kitty costumes and the Harajuku girls Gwen Stefani helped make so... (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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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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Tokyo Taxi
Tokyo Taxi
by Alexander James
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Tokyo at night is a thrilling place. The buildings are illuminated by neon, while the sidewalks and bars are packed with bustling crowds. And, just as in many other cities around the world, the streets are full of taxis. What makes Tokyo so unique... (read more)

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The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
by Elisabeth Bumiller
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As it follows a Japanese housewife named Mariko Tanaka over the course of a year, The Secrets of Mariko transcends reportage to yield the kind of human insights we expect from literature. Meet Mariko, a cheerful, overscheduled woman who cares for three... (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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Postwar Japan as History
Postwar Japan as History
by Andrew Gordon
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Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three... (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 Geoff Botting
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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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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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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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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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