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Introducing Japan
Introducing Japan
by Donald Richie
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From the metropolitan bustle of busy, modern Tokyo to the serenity of classical Kyoto, from the northern frontier land of snowy Hokkaido to distinctly colorful Kyushu and Okinawa in the southwest, Japan is a country of striking contrasts and frequent... (read more)

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History of Japan to 1334
History of Japan to 1334
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This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1334 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-scale... (read more)

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Giants of Japan : the Lives of Japan's Most Influential Men and Women (99 Edition)
Giants of Japan : the Lives of Japan's Most Influential Men and Women (99 Edition)
by Mark Weston
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Giants of Japan brings to life fifteen centuries of Japanese history through lively biographical sketches of the great men and women who have shaped this fascinating and complex country. Covering industry, the arts, religion, and politics, the book... (read more)

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At Home in Japan: A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
At Home in Japan: A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
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Modern Japan: A Social History Since 1868
Modern Japan: A Social History Since 1868
by J E Thomas
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This text explores the historical roots of modern Japanese society. While paying due attention to the Japanese mainstream, it also discusses sections of the community which have traditionally been underprivileged or marginalized - most obviously women... (read more)

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Japan: A Short Cultural History
Japan: A Short Cultural History
by George B Sansom
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Japan: A Short Cultural History was first published in 1931 by the Cresset Press in London and D. Appleton in New York. Writing in the Journal of American Oriental Society in 1959, Edwin O. Reischauer, Harvard professor and leading scholar in Japanese... (read more)

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Women of Okinawa : Nine Voices From a Garrison Island (00 Edition)
Women of Okinawa : Nine Voices From a Garrison Island (00 Edition)
by Ruth Ann Keyso
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In conversations with Ruth Ann Keyso, nine Okinawan women reflect on life on a garrison island: on relations with mainland Japan; on their dreams and ambitions; on Japanese treatment of ethnic minorities; on the changing role of women in Japanese and in... (read more)

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One Sunny Day
One Sunny Day
by Hideko Tamur Snider
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One Sunny Day is Hideko Tamura Snider's vivid account of her memories of the Hiroshima bomb and its aftermath. In this eloquent and moving narrative, she explores her struggle to find meaning in the absurd reality of war and the dawn of the atomic age... (read more)

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Importing Diversity : Inside Japan's Jet Program (99 Edition)
Importing Diversity : Inside Japan's Jet Program (99 Edition)
by David L. Mcconnell
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The inside story of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, a massive government program to bring young foreigners into Japan to teach in the schools. The program has been called the "reverse Peace Corps" and indeed, with a $400 million annual budget... (read more)

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What Makes Life Worth Living? How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds
What Makes Life Worth Living? How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds
by Gordon Mathews
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"A unique and provocative contribution to the fundamental question of what makes life worth living. Mathews works creatively with the similarities and differences in the United States and Japan to shed light on cultural values in the two societies."—... (read more)

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Japanese Business Community and National Trade Policy, 1920-1942
Japanese Business Community and National Trade Policy, 1920-1942
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Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter
Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter
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Japan: A Documentary History
Japan: A Documentary History
by David J Lu
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An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, a primary documents textbook presented in a clear and accessible format.... (read more)

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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West
by T R Reid
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"Fascinating...clearly stated, interesting and provoking.... A plainspoken account of living in Asia."  --San Francisco Chronicle Anyone who has heard his weekly commentary on NPR knows that T. R. Reid is trenchant, funny, and deeply... (read more)

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Hiroshima in the Morning
Hiroshima in the Morning
by Rahna Rizzuto
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In this National Book Critics Award finalist memoir, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto wrestles with the most personal and epic issues of our time. In June 2001 she travels to Hiroshima to interview survivors of the atomic bomb, while her husband and two young sons... (read more)

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Breaking Open Japan: Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853
Breaking Open Japan: Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853
by George Feifer
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On July 14, 1853, the four warships of America's East Asia Squadron made for Kurihama, 30 miles south of the Japanese capital, then called Edo. It had come to pry open Japan after her two and a half centuries of isolation and nearly a decade of... (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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Japan Unbound: A Volatile Nation's Quest for Pride and Purpose
Japan Unbound: A Volatile Nation's Quest for Pride and Purpose
by John Nathan
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Not since World War II has Japan faced a crisis like the one before it now. A decade-long economic tumble has unraveled traditional social ties. Nationalist pride and bigotry are extolled by TV stars — and by the new governor of Tokyo prefecture... (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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Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance, and Everyday Life in Postwar Okinawa (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)
Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance, and Everyday Life in Postwar Okinawa (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)
by Christopher Nelson
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Challenging conventional understandings of time and memory, Christopher T. Nelson examines how contemporary Okinawans have contested, appropriated, and transformed the burdens and possibilities of the past. Nelson explores the work of a circle of... (read more)

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