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Embracing Defeat

Embracing Defeat

by John W Dower

Drawing on a vast range of sources, from manga comics to MacArthur's report to Congress, this monumental new work by America's foremost historian of modern Japan traces the impact of defeat and reconstruction on every aspect of Japan's national life. Alongside the familiar story of economic resurgence, Dower examines how the nation as a whole reacted to the contradictory experiences of humiliation at the hands of a foreign power and liberation from the demands of a suicidal nationalism. The result is a... Read more
The Chrysanthemum and The Sword

The Chrysanthemum and The Sword

by Ruth Benedict

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is an influential study of Japan by Ruth Benedict written at the invitation of the Office of War Information in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture.
Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

by Herbert P Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine... Read more
First Into Nagasaki

First Into Nagasaki

by George; Weller, Anthony Weller

George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war's end in September 1945, under General MacArthur's media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller broke away. The intrepid newspaperman reached Nagasaki just weeks after the atomic bomb hit the city. Boldly presenting himself as a U.S. colonel to the Japanese military,... Read more
The Great Wave

The Great Wave

by Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey teaches literature at Mount Holyoke College, where he is co-director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. Benfey is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others, The Double Life of Stephen Crane, and Degas in New Orleans. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.From the Hardcover edition.
Japanese Print

Japanese Print

by Hugo Munsterberg

Japan

Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Recipes

Recipes

by Time-Life Books

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

by Paul Varley

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The Rising Sun

by John Toland

John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.

Japan Books & Ephemera

The World Of the Shining Prince

The World Of the Shining Prince

by Morris, Ivan

Ivan Morris studied Japanese language and culture at Harvard University while serving in the Intelligence Section of the U.S. Navy Reserves. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1951, he worked for the Far East Section of the BBC as well as for the Japan and Pacific departments of the British Foreign Office. He lived in Tokyo for several years, writing, lecturing, and teaching. In 1960 he joined what would later be renamed the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at... Read more
Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

The Beauty & the Actor: Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden

The Beauty & the Actor: Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden

Leiden, Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 1995. Paperback. 200p., wraps, 9.75x11.5 inches, profusely illus., very good condition.
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$25.00
Naze chinpanji wa eizu ni naranaika  なぜチンパンジーはエイズにならないか [Why don't chimpanzees get AIDS?]

Naze chinpanji wa eizu ni naranaika なぜチンパンジーはエイズにならないか [Why don't chimpanzees get AIDS?]

by Doi, Hirofumi 土居洋文

Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten 岩波書店, 1993. Paperback. v, 111p., text in Japanese, some pen underlining otherwise very good in plain white paperback wraps. Iwanami Kagaku Raiburari, no. 3. The author was a researcher at Fujitsu. He uses the AIDS virus in comparison with simian analogues to shed light on the nature of immune system and the effects that the virus has on compromising its function. The book is written for educated average readers who are interested in science. It is amply... Read more
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$25.00
Tsuba

Tsuba

by Kokubo, Kenichi and Monichiro Kamiya

Tokyo: Shibata bijutsu tokenten toshobu, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 398 pages. 7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches.A monograph of tsuba, the guards on Japanese swords. The book includes 20 full-page color plate, each protected with a tissue guard, and 298 black-and-white photographs, most two to a page. The captions are in Japanese only. The remainder of the book, about 180 pages, is text, entirely in Japanese.Series: Aigan meihin shu, volume 2. A fine copy in a fine slipcase. This copy comes in the... Read more
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$188.00
JAPANESE PRINTS From the Early Masters to the Modern

JAPANESE PRINTS From the Early Masters to the Modern

by Michener, James

Rutland: Tuttle. "VERY FINE", "AS NEW" book & DJ, in FINE shipping carton.. (1959). 2nd printing. Hardcover.. "AS NEW" book & DJ. 12" high, 287pp. Second printing. 1st had tipped in color plates, these plates printed directly on pages. . Absolutely flawless book & DJ. Publisher's shipping carton the same but for a 1/2" tear on one edge. This book & DJ has spent their lives inside this carton since DJ tips with not even a hint of scuffing. There... Read more
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$75.00
Japan wars on the U.S.A.

Japan wars on the U.S.A.

by Hutchins, Grace

New York: International Publishers, 1941. 24p., wraps. Promises full communist support for the struggle against Japan after Pearl Harbor.
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$15.00
Shinbun ga kataru Meiji shi

Shinbun ga kataru Meiji shi

by Tsuchiya, Takao; Araki Masayusa

Tokyo: Hara Shobo, 1976. Two volumes, 547 and 653 pages respectively, very good in green patterned cloth; text in Japanese.
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$45.00
Two Volumes of Doll Art

Two Volumes of Doll Art

by (In Japanese)

1940. Two Volumes of Doll Art by (In Japanese), date not determined, paperbacks, hundreds of photos of 3-d dolls, in sculpture, in fabric, in painted art, all black and white photos, very rare, perhaps circa 1940 or earlier.
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$48.00
Shiko Munakata [1902-1975] Works on Paper

Shiko Munakata [1902-1975] Works on Paper

by Castile, Rand

New York: Japan Society, 1982. Paperback. Very Good. illustrations, 47p. Softcover in original wrapper. 31 cm. Catalog for exhibition held at Japan House Gallery in the spring of 1982.
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$25.00
Women and Wisdom of Japan

Women and Wisdom of Japan

by TAKAISHI, Shingoro; CRANMER-BYNG, L and KAPADIA, Dr S A (eds)

London: John Murray, 1905. First edition. Cloth. Good. The Wisdom to the East Series. 12mo. pp. 64. Red cloth, white embossed design to cover. Front hinge is cracked, board edges lightly rubbed, still a decent, clean copy, binding firm.
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£6.30
KOBO AND THE WISHING PICTURES

KOBO AND THE WISHING PICTURES

by Baruch, Dorothy

Japan: Charles Tuttle, 1964 Printed in Japan. 63 pgs, cloth. Kobo's father paints so many wishing pictures for his customers that he has no time to paint one for Kobo. 16 full pg color illus & numerous in blk/white. Previous owner's ink name. Chipped dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Yoshie Noguchi.
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$35.00
Masterpieces of the Japanese Color Woodcut

Masterpieces of the Japanese Color Woodcut

by Boller , Willy

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Boston Book and Art Shop Book. Illus. by Various Contributors. Very Good. Hardcover. Not Stated... no Date of printing ( c.1960s ), Tan hardcover , 174 page book with some color full page plates and with most being in black & white . Condition : Very Good. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
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$55.00
The Fall of Japan

The Fall of Japan

by William Craig

In overall good condition. In original DJ. Binding is clean and very tight. Book has no damage, writing or missing pages.Processed and shipped within 24 hours.
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$19.99
Hirohito Emperor of Japan

Hirohito Emperor of Japan

by Mosley, Leonard

Prentice-Hall. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. 8.70 X 6.20 X 1.70 inches .
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$12.50
Grand Sumo tournement: June 6-7, 1981; Independence High School Gym, San Jose, California

Grand Sumo tournement: June 6-7, 1981; Independence High School Gym, San Jose, California

San Jose: San Jose Nikkei Matsuri & Yempuku-Yoshinaga Enterprisesn Jose, 1981. 36p., 8.5x11 inches, program illustrated with photos and ads, 4 tournement tickets taped to inside cover (obliterating ad) also taped over ads are 12 color 4x6 inch photographs taken at the tournement by the previous owner and 4 autograps of Sumo over their headshots including Ozutse Takeshi, Tochiakagi, Hokutenyu and Tamanofuji, very good in stapled pictorial wraps.
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$45.00
Sex and the Oriental

Sex and the Oriental

by HOWARD, Peter

USA: Gold Star Books, 1965. First edition . Mass Market Paperback. Good +. Slightly rubbed to covers, pages toned, but a decent, clean, firm copy, no marks or scribbles.
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£7.10
Take no kansho to saibai: take to sasa no tokusei to sono keizaiteki riyo

Take no kansho to saibai: take to sasa no tokusei to sono keizaiteki riyo

by Ueda, Koichiro

Tokyo: Hokuryukan, 1976. 129p., hardcover with dj, inscribed in Japanese by author. Illustrated book on bamboo culture. Text in Japanese.
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$35.00
Kawari  How Japan's Economic And Cultural Transformation Will Alter The  Balance Of Power Among Nations

Kawari How Japan's Economic And Cultural Transformation Will Alter The Balance Of Power Among Nations

by Ezrati, Milton

Basic Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0738201073 . First Edition Hardcover in red boards w black spine, in Fine unmarked condition in Fine jacket " How Japan's Economic And Cultural Transformation Will Alter The Balance Of Power Among Nations" ; 9.40 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 304 pp pages .
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$7.00
The Shiga Hero

The Shiga Hero

by Sibley, William F

University Of Chicago Press, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/NEW. Signed by the author. Inscribed and signed by William Sibley on the front endpaper. This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket also in excellent condition; clean and bright, with no creases or tears. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!
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$24.00
Fukuzawa Yukichi: Living the Future

Fukuzawa Yukichi: Living the Future

by n/a

Tokyo: Keio University, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. First edition, 2009, hardcover with illustrated paper boards with bellyband, small quarto, 431pp., illustrated in color and b&w. Book near fine with hint of rubbing to boards, binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. Bellyband fine. Text in Japanese and English.
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$100.00
A Diplomat's Wife in Japan

A Diplomat's Wife in Japan

by Fraser, Mary C

John Weatherhill, Inc., 1982. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine /Fine. Stated First Edition, 1982, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown silk cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Green endpapers, with previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Edited by Hugh Cortazzi. Illustrated with map, full color wood block prints. 351 pages with index. Clean... Read more
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$20.00
Hito wa nani no tame ni umareta ka

Hito wa nani no tame ni umareta ka

by Sato Sadakichi

Tokyo: Iesu no Shimobekai, 1935. 62 pages, slender paperback, wraps worn, third printing; Japanese-American ownership inscription on last page. Not found in OCLC as of Octyober 2019. "For what was man born?" Sato, an engineering professor who devoted much of his time to spreading the gospel to the Japanese diaspora in the USA and elsewhere, established a magazine called "Science and Religion.
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$45.00
The naif (poems)

The naif (poems)

by Shuntarō, Tanikawa, translated by William I Elliott & Kazuo Kawamura

Honolulu: Katydid Books, 2004. Paperback. 45p., curled fore-edge otherwise good first edition slim trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Asian Poetry in Translation: Japan #21.
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$15.00
The Soul of the Far East

The Soul of the Far East

by Lowell, Percival

Boston: Houghton and Mifflin, 1893. 226p., hardcover, some stains to the boards, interior clean. Discussion of Japanese culture by the noted astronomer.
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$15.00
Eizu kara katei o mamoru [Protect your household from AIDS]

Eizu kara katei o mamoru [Protect your household from AIDS]

by Suda, Tomio

Tokyo: Happo Shuppan, 1987. Paperback. 111p., text in Japanese, illustrations, very good third printing pocketbook format in pink wraps. Targeted at female home-makers in Japan, aims to answer questions such as what is the nature of AIDS, how is AIDS transmitted, how you can disinfect your home, etc. In a chapter on the AIDS situation in Japan, a list of all reported AIDS cases is given with individual PWAs' ages, cities of residence, etc. In the final chapter of advice, the housewife is encouraged to... Read more
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$35.00
My Life Between Japan and America

My Life Between Japan and America

by Reischauer, Edwin O

HarperCollins, 1986-08-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Prompt shipment, with tracking.Very good hardcover in price-clipped and worn dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed presentation copy signed by author on front free endpaper, dated December 10, 1986. Clean pages, light foxing to edges. Sm 4to. 367pp.
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$65.00