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Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Hardback

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  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
  • Yukio Mishima.
  • Hb., c. 290 pages. Generally regarded both in Japan and in the West as his most successful novel, THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION brings together all Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religious life and the history of his own nation. Based on actual incident, the burning of a celebrated temple, the novel is both a vivid narrative and a meditation on the state of Japan in the post-war period.
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Mishima: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. pb

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  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea.
  • Yukio Mishima.
  • Pb., 192 pages, 198 x 129 mm.
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Kazuko: Japanese Food and Cooking : A Timeless Cuisine: the Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes. Hardback

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  • Japanese Food and Cooking : A Timeless Cuisine: the Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes.
  • By:Fukuoka, Yasuko; Kazuko, Emi.
  • Hardback, 264 pages, over 750 photographs, 220 x 168 mm.
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Nitobe: Bushido : The Soul of the Samurai. pb

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  • Bushido : The Soul of the Samurai. (Graphic Novel)
  • By:Nitobe, Inazo; Wilson, Sean Michael
  • Pb., 128 pages, Illustrated throughout, 216 x 152 mm. 2016
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Kerr: Lost Japan. Paperback.

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  • Lost Japan.
  • Alex Kerr
  • Pb., 256 pages, 198 x 129 mm. 2015
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Macfarlane: Japan Through the Looking Glass. pb

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  • Japan Through the Looking Glass.
  • By:Macfarlane, Alan
  • Pb., 288 pages, 198 x 129 mm. 2008
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Iwasaki: Geisha of Gion : The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha. pb

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  • Geisha of Gion : The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha.
  • By:Brown, Rande; Iwasaki, Mineko
  • Pb., 352 pages, b&w and colour illustrations, 198 x 126 mm.
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Igarashi: Bodies of Memory. Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945 - 1970. Paperback

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  • Bodies of Memory. Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945 - 1970. Paperback
  • by Yoshikuni Igarashi
  • x, 284 pages. 2000
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Ikenberry, Mastanduno: International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific. Paperback

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  • International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific. Paperback
  • edited by G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno. vi, 450 pages. 2003

Ishida: Social Class in Contemporary Japan. Structures, Sorting and Strategies. Paperback

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  • Social Class in Contemporary Japan. Structures, Sorting and Strategies
  • Ishida, Hiroshi; Slater, David H.
  • Paperback, 264 pages, 23 black & white illustrations, 22 black & white tables, 23 black & white line drawings, 234 x 156 mm. Written by a team of contributors from Japan, the US and Europe this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Japanese society and culture, as well as those interested in cultural anthropology and social class alike.
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Itoh: Imperial Gardens of Japan. Cloth

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  • Imperial Gardens of Japan. Cloth. ca. 27 x 36 cm
  • Photographs by Takeji Iwamiya, Text by Teiji Itoh
  • With 138 pages of colour-photographs and 72 pages in monochrome gravure. 1990

Ivy: Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan. Paperback

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  • Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan. Paperback
  • by Marilyn Ivy 1995
  • xi, 270 pages, index, bibliography, 12 illustrations

Jansen: The Making of Modern Japan. Pb

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  • The Making of Modern Japan.
  • Jansen, Marius B.
  • Paperback, 936 pages, 53 halftones, 9 maps, 14 tables, 235 x 162 mm.

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Jun: The Bodhisattva or Samantabhadra. A Novel. Cloth

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  • Bodhisattva or Samantabhadra. A Novel. Cloth
  • by Ishikawa Jun
  • xv, 180 pages. 1990. Reduced price (it was US$ 76.50)

Kaplan: Intergenerational Programs: Support for Children, Youth, and Elders in Japan. Paperback

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  • Intergenerational Programs: Support for Children, Youth, and Elders in Japan. Paperback
  • by Kaplan, Kusano, Tsuji & Hisamichi
  • 267 pages. 1998

Kasulis: Shinto: The Way Home. Paperback

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  • Shinto: The Way Home. Paperback
  • by Thomas P. Kasulis
  • xx, 184 pages. 2004

Kasza: The State and the the Mass Media in Japan 1918-1945. Paperback

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  • State and the the Mass Media in Japan 1918-1945. Paperback
  • Gregory J. Kasza
  • 335 pages, with 21 tables, works cited and index. 1993

Katzenstein, Shiraishi: Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism. Paperback

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  • Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism. Paperback
  • edited by Peter J. Katzenstein and Takashi Shiraishi
  • viii, 325 pages. 2006

Kawano: Ritual Practice in Modern Japan: Ordering Place, People, and Action. Paperback

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  • Ritual Practice in Modern Japan: Ordering Place, People, and Action. Paperback
  • by Satsuki Kawano
  • 160 pages. 2005. In its breadth of knowledge, references to other ethnographic studies on ritual and religion in Japan, and use of Japanese-language sources, this volume is that rare thing, an intellectually ambitious book that is accessible to all levels of readers.

Keene: Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan. Cloth

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  • Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan. Cloth
  • Donald Keene
  • 208 pages, 36 illustrations. 2008. "I sometimes think that if, as the result of an accident, I were to lose my knowledge of Japanese, there would not be much left for me. Japanese, which at first had no connection with my ancestors, my literary tastes, or my awareness of myself as a person, has become the central element of my life."

Keene: Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841. Hardcover

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  • Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841. Hardcover
  • by Donald Keene, Watanabe Kazan
  • xi, 289 pages. 2006

Keene: Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. Paperback

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  • Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. Paperback
  • by Donald Keene
  • xii, 1265 pages. 1999. History of Japanese Literature, Volume 1

Keene: Travelers of a Hundred Ages. The Japanese as revealed through 1,000 Years of Diaries

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  • Travelers of a Hundred Ages. The Japanese as revealed through 1,000 Years of Diaries.
  • Donald Keene
  • xiii, 468 pages, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. 1999. Essays on Japanese diaries written from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries present a literary history of the art of journal writing in Japan while providing insight into Japanese life and culture

Keene: World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600-1867. Paperback

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  • World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600-1867. Paperback
  • by Donald Keene
  • xv, 606 pages. 1999

Kelly: Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan. Paperback

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  • Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan. Paperback
  • edited by William W. Kelly
  • iv, 202 pages. 2004

Kern: Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and The Kibyoshi of Edo Japan. Hardcover

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  • Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and The Kibyoshi of Edo Japan. Hardcover
  • by Adam L. Kern
  • xxiii, 567 pages, 8 plates. 2007

Kersten: Democracy in Post-war Japan. Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy. Hardback

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  • Democracy in Post-war Japan. Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy. Hardback
  • by Rikki Kersten
  • 304 pages. 1995. An assessment of the development of democracy through the writings of Maruyama Masao. Based on contemporary documents and on interviews, it is the only full-scale analysis of his work to be published in English

Kimbrough: Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater. Pb

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  • Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater.
  • Kimbrough, R. Keller
  • 288 pages, 229 x 152 mm.
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Kingston: Japan in Transformation: 1952 - 2000. Paperback

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  • Japan in Transformation, 1952-2000. Paperback
  • by Jeff Kingston. 234 pages. 2001. This text covers the emergence of the "new" Japan, following the changes made by the Occupation (1945-52), and the enormous social and cultural consequences of this dramatic transformation. Themes covered include: post-war politics; the economic "miracle"; the family; and women
  • First edition: reduced price

Kinsella: Adult Manga. Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society. Paperback

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  • Adult Manga. Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society. Paperback
  • Sharon Kinsella
  • 228 pages, with illustrations. 2000. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors

Kiyama: The Four Immigrants Manga. A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924. Paperback

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  • Four Immigrants Manga. A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924. Paperback. By Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama
  • 152 pages. 1998. Newly Discovered Documentary Comic Book. The true story of 4 young Japanese men who pursued their dreams in the rough and tumble of American history

Kiyota: Beyond Loyalty: The Story of a Kibei. Paperback

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  • Beyond Loyalty: The Story of a Kibei. Paperback
  • Minoru Kiyota, translated from the Japanese by Linda Klepinger Keenan
  • xii, 252 pages, with reflections, afterword and appendix

Kumon: Political Economy of Japan: Volume 3: Cultural and Social Dynamics. Paperback

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  • Political Economy of Japan: Volume 3: Cultural and Social Dynamics. Paperback
  • by Shumpei Kumon & Henry Rosovsky, editors
  • 494 pages. 1992. Special price

Kunitake, Tsuzuki: Japan Rising. The Iwakura Embassy to the USA and Europe. Paperback

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  • Japan Rising. The Iwakura Embassy to the USA and Europe. Paperback
  • edited by Kume Kunitake, Chushichi Tsuzuki, R. Jules Young
  • xxx, 528 pages. Index. 2009. In 1871 Japan sent a high-ranking delegation to negotiate treaties and trading agreements and to investigate how it might modernise its political and economic institutions. Led by Prince Tomomi Iwakura, the 'embassy' of politicians, courtiers and officials travelled extensively around the USA for 8 months, before spending a year examining the British manufacturing industry, German armaments and French culture.

Lamarre: Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription. Paperback

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  • Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription. Paperback
  • Thomas Lamarre
  • x, 237 pages. 2000
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LeBlanc: Bicycle Citizens. The Political World of the Japanese Housewife. Paperback

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  • Bicycle Citizens. The Political World of the Japanese Housewife. Paperback
  • LeBlanc
  • xvii, 243 pages, notes, references, index. 1999

Leslie: Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge. Paperback

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  • Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge. Paperback
  • edited by Charles Leslie and Allen Young
  • ix, 296 pages. 1992

Linhart, Frühstück: The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure. Paperback

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  • Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure. Paperback
  • edited by Sepp Linhart & Sabine Frühstück
  • x, 397 pages, illustrated, notes, index. 1998

Lopez: Religions of Asia in Practice: An Anthology. Paperback

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  • Religions of Asia in Practice: An Anthology. Paperback
  • edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
  • xii, 734 pages. 2002

Machida: Renegade Monk. Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Cloth

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  • Renegade Monk. Hõnen (Honen) and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Cloth
  • Soho Machida / Mentzas, Ioannis (Trn)
  • ix, 203 pages, with appendix, notes, bibliography and index. 1999

Malm: Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music. Cloth.

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  • Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music. Cloth
  • by William P. Malm
  • 222 pages, 27 figures, 54 musical examples. 1986. The audio-cassette-tape is not available anymore!

Marshall: The Autobiography of Osugi Sakae. Paperback

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  • Autobiography of Osugi Sakae. Paperback
  • by Byron K. Marshall (Translation)
  • xx, 167 pages, with bibliography. 1992

Martinez: The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture. Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures. Paperback

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  • Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture. Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures. Paperback.
  • edited by Dolores Martinez
  • xi, 212 pages, 1 line diagram, 1 table, index. 2007. The book’s contributors include Japanese as well as other writers, offering a diversity of views of what Japanese popular culture is, and how it is best approached and understood. They bring an anthropological perspective to a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, vampires, women’s magazines, soccer and morning television.

Masselos: The Great Empires of Asia : How Asia's Mighty Empires Challenged the World. Hb

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  • The Great Empires of Asia : How Asia's Mighty Empires Challenged the World.
  • Jim Masselos (ed.)
  • Hardback, 240 pages, 213 illustrations, 190 in colour, 1450 grams. In this highly illustrated book, a team of internationally renowned scholars surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. "The Great Empires of Asia" shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming todays global civilization. Illuminated by maps showing the growth of each empire and lists of key events, this book will be of interest to students, historians and everybody concerned with understanding the role of Asia in todays world.
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Masuda: Autobiography of a Geisha. Paperback

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  • Autobiography of a Geisha.
  • Sayo Masuda
  • Paperback, 224 pages, illustrations, 198 x 128 mm.
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Masuda: Autobiography of a Geisha. Paperback

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  • Autobiography of a Geisha.
  • Masuda, Sayo; Rowley, G. G.
  • Paperback, 216 pages, 4 black & white illustrations, 132 x 203 mm.
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Matsumoto: The New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes. Hardcover

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  • New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes. Hardcover
  • by Matsumoto, David Ricky / Intercultural Press
  • xvii, 236 pages. 2002. Drawing on comparative studies of contemporary Japanese and other cultures, Matsumoto explains how the values of the younger generation challenge generalizations regarding the Japanese (e.g., as valuing collectivism over individualism). He concludes by discussing the implications of these cultural shifts

Matsuo: On Love and Barley : Haiku of Basho. Pb

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  • On Love and Barley : Haiku of Basho
  • Paperback, 96 pages, illustrations, 198 x 129 mm.
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McCallum: Zenkoji and Its Icon: A Study in Medieval Japanese Religious Art. Cloth

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  • Zenkoji and Its Icon: A Study in Medieval Japanese Religious Art. Cloth
  • Donald F. McCallum
  • 352 pages, 1 color illustration, 88 halftones, 5 maps. 1994. One of the most significant traditions of image-making in medieval Japanese Buddhist art is based on a large group of gilt-bronze icons representing the Buddha Amida and his two attendant Bodhisattvas. The prototype, a secret image enshrined at Zenkoji in Nagano Prefecture, served as the basis both for numerous replications found in temples throughout Japan.

McConnell: Importing Diversity. Inside Japan's JET program. Paperback

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  • Importing Diversity. Inside Japan's JET program. Paperback
  • David L. McConnell
  • xviii, 348 pages. 2000. This study draws on ethnographic research to explore the cultural and political dynamics of internationalization in Japan. It highlights and interprets the misunderstandings of the early years of the JET programme, traces the culture clashes, and speculates on what lessons the programme offers