Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior (P.S.)

By John Man

The first significant pop background of the japanese stealth assassins, John Man's Ninja is a meticulously researched, exciting combination of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and background of the mythical shadow warriors.

Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and mystery brokers, Ninja became the topic of numerous legends that proceed to enthrall us in sleek video clips, games, and comics—and their arts are nonetheless practiced in our time via devoted acolytes who research the traditional techniques.

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior, through British historian John guy, is as colourful and fascinating because the warriors it so vividly brings to life.

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The Temple of Dawn

By Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima’s The Temple of Dawn is the 3rd novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. right here, Shigekuni Honda keeps his pursuit of the successive reincarnations of Kiyoaki Matsugae, his early life friend.
vacationing in Thailand within the early Nineteen Forties, Shigekuni Honda, now a super legal professional, is granted an viewers with a tender Thai princess—an stumble upon that substantially alters the process his lifestyles. regardless of all cause, he's confident she is the reincarnated spirit of his pal Kiyoaki. As Honda is going to nice lengths to find for definite if his conception is right, The Temple of sunrise becomes the tale of 1 man’s obsessive pursuit of an attractive girl and his both passionate look for enlightenment.

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Frommer's Japan (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Beth Reiber

Frommer's Japan is totally up to date, and contours wonderful colour pictures of the attractions and stories that watch for you.

Our writer has written approximately Japan for years, so she's capable of supply beneficial insights and recommendation. She'll steer you clear of the touristy and the inauthentic and convey you the genuine center of the Land of the emerging Sun.

  • Insider advice at the top commute stories, like mountaineering Mount Fuji, exploring Kyoto's Gion District, creating a pilgrimage to Sensoji Temple, or using the Skinkansen Bullet educate, so you are bound to have an attractive trip.  Plus counsel for navigating the country's beautiful yet less-traveled corners, like snowboarding in Honshu and Hokkaido.
  • Where to find the easiest ryokan to spend an evening, the main appealing kaiseki meal, the simplest purchasing in Tokyo, or the most lovable Zen rock garden.
  • Insightful commentary at the tradition of outdated and new Japan that can assist you peel the onion of the original synthesis of East and West that meets within the country.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm concepts. Our professional writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and priceless way.
  • Exact prices indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications provide such precise, candid reports of motels and eating places. We contain the superior, but additionally emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.
  • User-friendly features together with megastar scores and distinctive icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, very good values, insider guidance, most sensible bets for children, specific moments, and puffed up experiences.

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Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s

By Jeff Kingston

The second one variation of this finished examine of modern jap background now contains the author's professional review of the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami, together with the political and environmental outcomes of the Fukushima reactor meltdown.

  • Fully up to date to incorporate a close evaluation of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami
  • Shows how the nuclear difficulty at Fukushima used to be an twist of fate ready to happen
  • Includes designated dialogue of Japan's power coverage, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis
  • Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and households are much less sturdy, environmental guidelines, immigration, the getting older society, the USA alliance, the imperial relatives, and the 'yakuza' legal gangs
  • Authoritative insurance of jap heritage during the last 20 years, one of many country's such a lot tumultuous periods

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Business-Government Relations in Prewar Japan (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

By Peter von Staden

For the company and executive dating in Japan, the pre-war interval was once an period of substantial swap. Framed via Japan’s nation-building efforts, the connection tailored and advanced with the usually fluid financial and political situations. As either enterprise and executive had vested pursuits within the course and good fortune of Japan’s industrialization strategy, on one point they turned companions. whilst, even though, they have been either stakeholders within the fiercely aggressive iron and metal undefined.

This booklet explores how that partner-competitor dating labored in the course of the amalgamation of this strategic from 1916 to 1934, demonstrating how either events engaged in significant negotiation throughout the open discussion board of the Shingikai - or Councils of Deliberation - through the pre-war interval. Drawing upon the unique mins of the debates, it indicates the ways that the individuals defended their vested pursuits and sought to forge contract, taking the discussion board heavily as a way of influencing results, and never easily as an insignificant workout of artifice deployed to shroud the true locus of decision-making.

Business-Government kinfolk in Prewar Japan is a vital contribution to the literature at the courting among executive and company in pre-war Japan.

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One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura

It is simply after the second one international battle. Takuya, an officer in Japan's former Imperial military, isn't really shocked whilst he gets a postcard asking him to report back to the U.S. neighborhood Command Headquarters in Tokyo. He assumes that the american citizens have discovered of his involvement within the execution of prisoners-of-war. Now he's a fugitive in his personal country.
He travels on crowded trains via a land of defeat, humiliation, and starvation. With frequent speak of prosecution for conflict crimes, he fears that his earlier might be printed. yet why may still a decent and dutiful guy like him be prosecuted via the very those that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
One Man's Justice is an unnerving tale of undying relevance from a grasp of the mental novel.

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Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime

By Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi

A suite of essays approximately jap technological know-how fiction in all it's tastes and kinds. this is the content material, so that you can make a decision if it's whatever for you ;P

Part I. Prose technology Fiction

1. Miri Nakamura: HORROR AND MACHINES IN PREWAR JAPAN - The Mechanical Uncanny in Yumeno Kyusaku’s Dogura magura

2. Thomas Schnellbächer: HAS THE EMPIRE SUNK but? - The Pacific in jap technology Fiction

3. Kotani Mari: ALIEN areas AND ALIEN our bodies IN eastern WOMEN’S technology FICTION

4. Azuma Hiroki: SF AS HAMLET - technological know-how Fiction and Philosophy


Part II. technological know-how Fiction Animation

6. Susan J. Napier: while THE MACHINES cease - fable, fact, and Terminal identification in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Serial Experiments: Lain

7. Christopher Bolton: THE MECHA’S BLIND SPOT - Patlabor 2 and the Phenomenology of Anime

8. Naoki Chiba and Hiroko Chiba: phrases OF ALIENATION, phrases OF FLIGHT - Loanwords in technology Fiction Anime

9. Sharalyn Orbaugh: intercourse AND the one CYBORG - eastern pop culture Experiments in Subjectivity

10. Livia Monnet: INVASION OF the lady SNATCHERS - the matter of A-Life and the Uncanny in ultimate myth: The Spirits Within

11. Saito Tamaki: OTAKU SEXUALITY

Afterword. Takayuki Tatsumi: a really tender TIME computing device - From Translation to Transfiguration


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Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management

The Encyclopedia of eastern enterprise and Management is the definitive reference resource for the exploration of jap company and administration. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of this box, the Encyclopedia consolidates and contextualises the major study and data concerning the jap company approach and eastern administration proposal and perform. it will likely be welcomed by way of pupil and pupil alike as a necessary source for instructing, a useful spouse to self sustaining research, and a pretty good place to begin for wider exploration.

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Folk Legends from Tono: Japan's Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures

By Ronald A. Morse

Boldly illustrated and beautifully translated, Folk Legends from Tono captures the spirit of jap peasant tradition present process speedy transformation into the fashionable period. this can be the 1st time those 299 stories were released in English. Morse’s insightful interpretation of the stories, his wealthy cultural annotations, and the evocative unique illustrations make this ebook unforgettable.

In 2008, a significant other quantity of 118 stories used to be released by way of Rowman & Littlefield because the The Legends of Tono. Taken jointly, those books have an identical content material (417 stories) because the eastern language booklet Tono monogatari.

Reminiscent of jap woodblocks, the ink illustrations commissioned for the Folk Legends from Tono, replicate the imagery that eastern villagers anticipated as they listened to a storyteller recite the tales.The tales catch the extreme stories of genuine humans in a unique folks group. The stories learn like fiction yet contact the center of human emotion and social psychology. therefore, the reader is taken on a paranormal journey throughout the psychic panorama of the japanese “spirit global” that used to be part of its oral folks culture for centuries.

All of this can be made attainable by way of the translator’s insightful interpretation of the stories, his delicate cultural annotations, and the visible attraction of the book’s illustrations. the solid of characters is wealthy and sundry, as we stumble upon yokai monsters, shape-shifting foxes, witches, grave robbers, ghosts, heavenly princesses, roaming monks, shamans, quasi-human mountain spirits, murderers, and lots more and plenty extra.

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