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Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire That Helped Forge the Path to World War II
Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire That Helped Forge the Path to World War II
by Joshua Hammer
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In 1923, a devastating earthquake and subsequent fires destroyed Yokohama and much of Tokyo killing 160,000 people. This narrative-driven account shows how peoples' lives and 20th century history were changed forever as a result of this catastrophe.... (read more)

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Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
by Lesley Downer
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Sadayakko was Japan's most notorious geisha--and its first international superstar. "Madame Sadayakko" is the true story of this extraordinary woman--muse to writers, artists, and fashion designers. Her adventures lift the veil on the secretive world of... (read more)

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Escape from Work: Freelancing Youth and the Challenge to Corporate Japan (Japanese Society Series,)
Escape from Work: Freelancing Youth and the Challenge to Corporate Japan (Japanese Society Series,)
by Reiko Kosugi
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First published 2003 in Japan as Furiitaa to iu Ikikata (The lifestyle of the casual labor force), this study by Kosugi (research director, Japan Institute for Labor and Policy Training, Japan) examines the increasing numbers of young Japanese... (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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The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family
The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family
by Sterling Seagrave
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-376) and index.... (read more)

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Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World
by John W. Dower
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Historian John W. Dowers celebrated investigations into modern Japanese history, World War II, and U.S.–Japanese relations have earned him critical accolades and numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the... (read more)

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My Asakusa: Coming of Age in Pre-War Tokyo
My Asakusa: Coming of Age in Pre-War Tokyo
by Sadako Sawamura
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Sadako Sawamura was a popular stage, film and television actress who lived an extraordinary life. My Asakusa is her poignant memoir. Born and raised in the now-extinct Shitamachi district of Asakusa, a neighborhood brimming with Kabuki theaters and... (read more)

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In Ghostly Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
In Ghostly Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Lafcadio Hearn
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In Ghostly Japan collects twelve stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn. Some of these stories are ghostly and ghastly, while others are wonderfully benign. Whether he's telling a ghost story or explaining a Buddhist proverb, Hearn's writings are... (read more)

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Lafcadio Hearn
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andlt;bandgt;This is a complete, twoand#8211;volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Though Lafcadio Hearne went on to write a dozen more books on japan, this... (read more)

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Showa: The Japan of Hirohito
Showa: The Japan of Hirohito
by Carol Gluck
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The death of Emperor Hirohito in 1989 ended Japan's Showa era (1926'"1989) and provided the occasion for the Japanese to confront their past and the roots of their present success. This "stimulating and comprehensive" (Kirkus Reviews) collection of... (read more)

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Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912
Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912
by Donald Keene
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This is the extraordinary story of how Japan was dramatically transformed during the long reign of Emperor Meiji, from an isolated island nation to one of the five great powers of the world, poised as a rival in Asia to Russia and the European colonial... (read more)

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P Bix
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In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Bix offers the first complete look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan though war into the modern world. 16 page photo insert.... (read more)

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Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? (Studies in Asian Security)
Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? (Studies in Asian Security)
by Paul Midford
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In this book, Paul Midford engages claims that since 9/11 Japanese public opinion has turned sharply away from pacifism and toward supporting normalization of Japan's military power, in which Japanese troops would fight alongside their American... (read more)

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Kokoro: Hints and Echos of Japanese Inner Life
Kokoro: Hints and Echos of Japanese Inner Life
by Lafcadio. Hearn
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As an interpreter of Japan to the West, Lafcadio Hearn was without parallel in his time. In Kokoro, his 15 collected essays examine the inner spiritual life of Japan. Sometimes touching and always compelling, the writings here tell the stories of the... (read more)

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Can Japan Compete
Can Japan Compete
by Michael E Porter
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A development of Michael Porter's theory of competitive positioning, in which he examines the "two Japans" - one highly competitive and one highly uncompetitive. Porter draws upon previously unseen research to set the record straight on what did and did... (read more)

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Kokoro: Hints & Echoes of Japanese Inner Life
Kokoro: Hints & Echoes of Japanese Inner Life
by Lafcadio Hearn
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The 15 essays collected here examine the inner spiritual life of Japan through the people that make Japan the unique place it is. The word "Kokora" itself can be translated as "heart," "spirit" or "inner meaning," and that's exactly what this title... (read more)

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Japanese Business Community and National Trade Policy, 1920-1942
Japanese Business Community and National Trade Policy, 1920-1942
by William Miles Fletcher
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This book examines the role of the Japanese business community in helping the nation solve an unprecedented combination of economic challenges in the 1920s and 1930s.... (read more)

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Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
by Richard B Frank
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In a riveting narrative that includes information from newly declassified documents, acclaimed historian Richard B. Frank gives a scrupulously detailed explanation of the critical months leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb. Frank explains how... (read more)

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Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity #6: The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan
Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity #6: The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan
by Amy Beth Borovoy
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“Amy Borovoy has beautifully portrayed the dilemmas of being female in modern Japan, and the nuanced grace with which these women manage their particular difficulties. She has created an indelible portrait of the way women struggle with the eternal... (read more)

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Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
by Lesley Downer
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index.... (read more)

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