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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 Rising Sun

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.
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
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.
Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

by Kanzan Sato

A History Of Japan

A History Of Japan

by George Sansom

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

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Recipes

by Time-Life Books

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Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

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The Kimono Mind

by Bernard Rudofsky

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Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

by David Bergamini

Japan Books & Ephemera

Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai (Shambhala Library)

Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai (Shambhala Library)

by Inazo Nitobe

2005-08-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$240.91
The Hunting Gun

The Hunting Gun

by Yasushi Inoue, Sadamichi Yokoo and Sanford Goldstein (trans.)

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. First Edition. c.1961. Hardcover. Maroon cloth. 8vo. 74pp. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket. Spine slightly cocked, light offsetting to endpapers. Sunning to dustjacket spine.
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$18.00
Kizuna: Bonds of Love, books 1, 2 & 3 [Yaoi]

Kizuna: Bonds of Love, books 1, 2 & 3 [Yaoi]

by Kodaka, Kazuma

New York: Be Beautiful Manga, 2004. Paperback. Three volumes, about 220p. each, texts in English, b&w yaoi manga paperbacks in color pictorial wraps.
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$30.00
Kabuki

Kabuki

by Gunji, Masakatsu

Tokyo/New York: Kodansha International Ltd., 1969. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Yoshida, Chiaki. Gorgeous copy, stated Second Printing from 1975. Lavishly illustrated tribute to this ancient style of Japanese theater, in 265 pages with fold-out Actors' Chronology in rear, Bibliography, Index, & Introduction by Donald Keene. Translated from the original Japanese. With 57 full-color plates & 407 black-and-white gravure plates. Folio sized... Read more
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$20.00
The Art of Kabuki: Famous Plays in Performance

The Art of Kabuki: Famous Plays in Performance

by Leiter, Samuel L

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. Hardcover. Very good. xxi, 292pp+ index. Very good hardback in a very good dustjacket.
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$15.00
The Silent Traveller in Japan

The Silent Traveller in Japan

by Chiang, Yee

New York: W.W. Norton and Company Inc., 1972. Very Good ++ in hardcover. 25 by 20 cm. 430 pages. Stated first edition. Beige cover with blue Japanese lettering on front cover and blue lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Contains black and white, as well as some color, illustrations. Price and date written on front endpaper. Bright, clean.. ISBN: 0393086429. First Edition. Illus. by Chiang, Yee. JAPAN DESCRIPTION TRAVEL HISTORY ASIA, Non-fiction.
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$20.00
Netsuke no miryoku

Netsuke no miryoku

by Sunamoto Seiichiro

Tokyo: Kogei Shuppan, 1987. 156p., very good hardcover in dustjacket. Illustrations of carved ivory netsuke, mostly in black and white, with Japanese text. From the collection of Virginia Atchley, inscribed to her by the author in Japanese.
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$35.00
Japan - A Short Cultural History

Japan - A Short Cultural History

by G. B. Sansom

2011-08-11. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$187.29
Gyakutai no kiroku

Gyakutai no kiroku

by Sato, Ryoichi

Tokyo: Ushio Shobo, 1953. 188p., paperback, text in Japanese; pages toned, wraps rather shelfworn. "A record of abuse." On the trial and execution of Japanese war criminals in Guam after World War II.
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$25.00
Traditions in Japanese Design, Volume 1: Kacho: Bird and Flower Motifs

Traditions in Japanese Design, Volume 1: Kacho: Bird and Flower Motifs

by Arakawa, Hirokazu and Gakuji Hasebe, Seiji Imanaga, and Hideo Okumura

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, black cloth. Illustrated. 132 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket and original slipcase. Sharp, clean copy. Slipcase with minor shelfwear; strong and clean. Volume 1 only, focusing on Kacho, Bird and Flower motifs.
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$50.00
Aspects of the Art of Tendai Buddhism (The UENO Memorial Foundation For The Study of Buddhist Art)

Aspects of the Art of Tendai Buddhism (The UENO Memorial Foundation For The Study of Buddhist Art)

by Inoue, Tadashi (Ed.)

Kyoto: Kyoto National Museum, 1988. Paperback. Very Good. 1988. Printed wraps, 4to. 35pp. illustrated, with English language introduction, text in Japanese. Very good. Wraps edge worn, ownership sticker on flyleaf. Contents unmarked.
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$20.00
[Title in Japanese:] Domo eigaku shoho. [English studies.] [Edited by Messrs. Mondo, Jisaburo, Itokku.]

[Title in Japanese:] Domo eigaku shoho. [English studies.] [Edited by Messrs. Mondo, Jisaburo, Itokku.]

[?Tokyo]: Shimaitokku, 1871. 12mo, pp. [94]; 1 full-p. illustration, alphabets, syllabaries, tables of numbers and roman numerals, and a brief vocabulary; original yellow wrappers folded and sewn in the Oriental manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some soiling but very good. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, B-16. Not found in OCLC.
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$747.50
Japan - An Attempt At Interpretation

Japan - An Attempt At Interpretation

by Lafcadio Hearn

2014-10-30. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$117.57
The Foreign Policy of Modern Japan

The Foreign Policy of Modern Japan

by Scalapino, Robert (Edited by)

Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. 1977. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. 426 pages . Reprint. Trade Paperback.
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AU$10.00
Die frühen Meister. Japanische Holzschnitte 1680 bis 1750. [The Early Masters: Japanese Woodcuts from 1650 to 1750]

Die frühen Meister. Japanische Holzschnitte 1680 bis 1750. [The Early Masters: Japanese Woodcuts from 1650 to 1750]

by Avitabile, Gunhild

Frankfurt: Museum für Kunsthandwerk, 1988. 128 p., wraps, very good; thoroughly illustrated museum catalog of prints. With 64 illustration, 16 of which are in color. Text in German.
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$20.00
The Silent Traveller in Japan

The Silent Traveller in Japan

by Yee, Chiang

W. W. Norton & Company, 1972. 1st printing. Gift note inked on copyright page. Full cloth binding. 430pp. Illustrations. Jacket is hand-soiled, with a small chip at spine heel. Now in a new mylar cover.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
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$25.00
The Manchurian crisis 1931 - 1932; a tragedy in international relations

The Manchurian crisis 1931 - 1932; a tragedy in international relations

by Smith, Sara R

New York: Columbia University Press, 1948. xi, 281p., line map, first edition deep blue cloth boards gilt in dj, a very good copy, jacket has some unsightly tears and a large chip. Revisionist history, US let China down and left it to dry.
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$20.00
Japanese Proverbs: Compiled and Translated by Ota Masayoshi

Japanese Proverbs: Compiled and Translated by Ota Masayoshi

by Masayoshi, Ota

n.p.: Self published, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. In the preface, the author makes reference to the Columbian Exhibition, intending to "make some memorial" towards understanding our fellow man. He mingled "much with farmers and fishermen as well as merchants, and have loved the people more than scholarship, finding many opportunities of noting their daily utterances." Uncommon, OCLC locates only 7 copies. Sml. 8vo, 57pp, geometrically designed green end... Read more
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$50.00
Three Women Poets of Modern Japan: A Book of Translations. University of Washington Chapbooks No. 9

Three Women Poets of Modern Japan: A Book of Translations. University of Washington Chapbooks No. 9

by HUGHES, Glenn and Yozan T. Iwasaki

Seattle: University of Washington, 1928. 3rd Printing. Good-/Fair. Chapbook. Good- in Fair Jacket. Wear to edges and corners; some bumping to corners; some dust staining to top edge of pages; pages browning. Jacket with wear to edges and corners; some rubbing/wear to covers; sunning to spine; scuffing to spine some tears/splitting to spine; small nicks/closes tears to edges; wear/chipping to corners; some scuffing/wear to flap edges.
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$20.00
Chugaku to kokosei eizu to sei o manabu: 'sei' to 'sei' o tsunagete [Learning about AIDS and sexuality for junior high and high school students: connecting sex and life]

Chugaku to kokosei eizu to sei o manabu: 'sei' to 'sei' o tsunagete [Learning about AIDS and sexuality for junior high and high school students: connecting sex and life]

by Takeda, Satoshi

Tokyo: Nosan Gyoson Bunka Kyokai, 1995. Paperback. 218p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps; text in Japanese. Practical advice on incorporating AIDS education into sex ed for junior high and high school students. Illustrates materials drawn from a project entitled "Living with AIDS," an educational program that disseminated handouts and newsletters providing basic information about homosexuality, AIDS transmission, and sexuality. Specific reference is made in these handouts... Read more
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$45.00
The Hyogo-Ken Nanbu Earthquake, Great Hanshin Earthquake Disaster. January 17, 1995. Preliminary Reconnaissance Report

The Hyogo-Ken Nanbu Earthquake, Great Hanshin Earthquake Disaster. January 17, 1995. Preliminary Reconnaissance Report

by Comartin, Craig D.; Marjorie Greene; Susan Tubbesing, editors

Oakland: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 1995. 116p., lightly shelfworn softcover; numerous black and white photos highlighting destruction from the Kobe earthquake and drawing attention to mistakes in construction or planning that led to unnecessary damage.
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$15.00
The Labor Movement in Japan

The Labor Movement in Japan

by Katayama, Sen

Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co. Co-operative, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover . Very Good. 147 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Roughly 5 by 7 inches. 'This little book is the first attempt to give to the English speaking public a history of the labor and socialist movement in Japan.' By an early member of the American Communist party and a founder of the Japanese C.P. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in orange covers with black lettering and ruling. Some mild soiling to covers with edge and... Read more
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$125.00
Mai raifu [My life]

Mai raifu [My life]

by Ayado, Chie

Tokyo: Gentosha, 2004. 267p., very good in wraps, mass market paperback, text in Japanese. Autobiography by Ayado, who built a large following for her interpretation of African American vocal jazz.
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$15.00
Zen and Japanese Culture

Zen and Japanese Culture

by Suzuki, Daisetz T

Princeton University Press. Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1970. Softcover. 0691017700 . An attractive book, very clean pages, covers, no dustjacket; 8.80 X 5.90 X 1.50 inches; 502 pages; Illustrated with drawings .
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$10.00