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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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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
by John W. 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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Photography in Japan 1853-1912
Photography in Japan 1853-1912
by Terry Bennett
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"Writer Bennett crafted this beautiful and educational book from a collection of 350 old and rare images captured by Western photographers. This book offers a glimpse of life in Japan during one of its most dramatic periods in history."—... (read more)

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Rising Sun :  Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire (70 Edition)
Rising Sun : Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire (70 Edition)
by John Toland
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [883]-904) and index.... (read more)

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Japan : Its History and Culture (4TH 05 Edition)
Japan : Its History and Culture (4TH 05 Edition)
by W. Scott Morton
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Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years. Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country. The revised edition of... (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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Warrior Rule in Japan
Warrior Rule in Japan
by Marius Jansen
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Japan was ruled by warriors for the better part of a millennium. From the twelfth to the nineteenth century its political history was dominated by the struggle of competing leagues of fighting men. This volume, comprised of chapters taken from Volumes 3... (read more)

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The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century
The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century
by Peter F. Kornicki
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Primarily, but not entirely, summarizing and translating from the massive Japanese literature on books there, Kornicki (Japanese history and bibliography, U. of Cambridge) seeks to widen the knowledge beyond the technical specialty and provide... (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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Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
by Giles Milton
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With all the adventure and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, "Nathaniel's Nutmeg," an acclaimed historian dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams, the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James... (read more)

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Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)
Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)
by Michael Zielenziger
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   The world's second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America as the leading global economic powerhouse. But the country failed to recover from the staggering economic collapse of the early 1990s. Today it... (read more)

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Everyday Things in Premodern Japan : the Hidden Legacy of Material Culture (97 Edition)
Everyday Things in Premodern Japan : the Hidden Legacy of Material Culture (97 Edition)
by Susan B. Hanley
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"A wonderfully original, cogently argued, and very readable book. Hanley provides persuasive answers to some of the largest questions historians have been asking about the relationship of premodern social and economic conditions to the modern development... (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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The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History
The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History
by Walter Lafeber
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When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading... (read more)

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Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan: Princess, Housewife, Beauty Queen (Soas Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan)
Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan: Princess, Housewife, Beauty Queen (Soas Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan)
by Jan Bardsley
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Gender in Cold War Japan offers a fresh perspective on gender, focusing on the Japanese housewife as a controversial representation of democracy, abundance, leisure, and domesticity in postwar Japan. Examining the shifting personae of the housewife... (read more)

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Last Samurai : the Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori (04 Edition)
Last Samurai : the Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori (04 Edition)
by Mark Ravina
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On September 24, 1877, Saigõ Takamori, one of Japan's most loyal and honored samurai, died in the bloodiest conflict Japan had seen in over two hundred years, a battle led by Saigõ and his band of loyal students. Now, more than 125... (read more)

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Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns
Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns
by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis
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Winner of the 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials awarded by the Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia (CTA) Voices of Early Modern Japan offers an accessible and well-balanced view of an... (read more)

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Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History
Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History
by William Wayne Farris
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Japan to 1600 traces Japanese historical development from the first evidence of human habitation in the archipelago to the consolidation of political power under the Tokugawa shogunate at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Unlike other... (read more)

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Assembled in Japan
Assembled in Japan
by Simon Partner
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Assembled in Japan investigates one of the great success stories of the twentieth century: the rise of the Japanese electronics industry. Contrary to mainstream interpretation, Simon Partner discovers that behind the meteoric rise of Sony, Matsushita... (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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