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Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present
Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present
by L. Batten Bruce
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Over the long course of Japanandrsquo;s history, its people profited from their rich natural environment while simultaneously facing significant environmental challenges. Over time, they have altered their natural environment in numerous ways, from... (read more)

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History of Japan, 1334-1615
History of Japan, 1334-1615
by George Sansom
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This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization from 1334 to 1615 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-... (read more)

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Sources of Japanese Tradition Volume 1 : From Earliest Times Through 16TH Century (2ND 01 Edition)
Sources of Japanese Tradition Volume 1 : From Earliest Times Through 16TH Century (2ND 01 Edition)
by William De Bary
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A perennial best-seller, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second... (read more)

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cha-No-Yu (Tuttle Classics)
The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cha-No-Yu (Tuttle Classics)
by A L Sadler
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andlt;bandgt;The tea cermonyand#8212;known as andlt;iandgt;cha-no-yuandlt;/iandgt;, or literally "hot water for tea"and#8212;has touched nearly every aspect of Japanese life.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;First published in 1933 as andlt... (read more)

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
by Sei Shonagon
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Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain... (read more)

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Political and Economic Change in a Tohoku Village
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Political and Economic Change in a Tohoku Village
by Jackson H. Bailey
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Bailey (director, Institute for Education on Japan, Earlham College) examines the transformation of Tanobata, in the Tohoku region of Japan, from an isolated immiserated fishing village in the 1950s to a town that by the 1980s was so decidedly a part... (read more)

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Confessions of a Yakuza
Confessions of a Yakuza
by Junichi Saga
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A riveting tale of murder and unexpected compassion by the author of Memories of Silk and Straw, recounting the true life saga of one of the last traditional gang bosses in Japan.... (read more)

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Yoshiwara: Geishas, Courtesans, and the Pleasure Quarters of Old Tokyo (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Yoshiwara: Geishas, Courtesans, and the Pleasure Quarters of Old Tokyo (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Stephen Longstreet
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andlt;bandgt;"Lust will not keepandhellip;Something must be done about it."andlt;/bandgt;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;inscription at the entrance to Yoshiwaraandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For over a hundred years the Western world has heard whispers... (read more)

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Tokyo From Edo To Showa 1867-1989 (10 Edition)
Tokyo From Edo To Showa 1867-1989 (10 Edition)
by Seidensticker
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andlt;bandgt;"These two volumes by andlt;iandgt;Edward Seidenstickerandlt;/iandgt; may well be the envy of every university pressandhellip;desirable reading for amateur historians and tourists alike."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Thomas Stanley, Director of Walk... (read more)

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The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan
The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan
by Eiko Ikegami
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Modern Japan offers us a view of a highly developed society with its own internal logic. Eiko Ikegami makes this logic accessible to us through a sweeping investigation into the roots of Japanese organizational structures. She accomplishes this by... (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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Discoveries: Art and Culture of Japan (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Art and Culture of Japan (Discoveries)
by Nelly Delay
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (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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Japan in World History (New Oxford World History)
Japan in World History (New Oxford World History)
by James Huffman
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Japan in World History will address the entire scope of Japanese history, beginning with Japan's prehistoric culture and ending with a look at Japan in the world today. The majority of large scale history books on Japan, by contrast, focus on the modern... (read more)

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Modern Japan (09 Edition)
Modern Japan (09 Edition)
by Christopher Goto-jones
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Japan is arguably today's most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products--from animated movies and computer games to cars, semiconductors, and... (read more)

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Kojiki : Records of Ancient Matters (05 Edition)
Kojiki : Records of Ancient Matters (05 Edition)
by Basil Hall Chamberlain
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Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan's classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and the fundamental scripture of Shinto. A more factual history called the Nihongi or Nihon Shoki... (read more)

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Shoguns Reluctant Ambassadors
Shoguns Reluctant Ambassadors
by Katherine Plummer
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A fascinating study of 11 groups of Japanese merchant sailors who were pulled out to sea by strong currents and cast adrift on foreign shores.... (read more)

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Japan 1941 (14 Edition)
Japan 1941 (14 Edition)
by Eri Hotta
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PROLOGUE    What a Difference a Day Makes   In the early-morning hours of a frosty day, December 8, 1941, the Japanese nation woke to astonishing news. It was announced, shortly after seven, that Japan had “entered into a situation... (read more)

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Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World (13 Edition)
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World (13 Edition)
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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Code of the Samurai: Bushido: The Soul of Japan
Code of the Samurai: Bushido: The Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe
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Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. It will appeal to anyone interested in leadership, the nobility of the Samurai... (read more)

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