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By Associated Press (corporate author)

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9781633532496 | Ap Editions, October 20, 2015, cover price $14.95

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The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted. Deeply associated with Japanese culture both past and present, it has often been thought of as a highly gendered, rigidly traditional and unchanging national costume. This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self-expression. Taking a material culture approach, The Social Life of Kimono is the first study to combine the history of the kimono as a fashionable garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted role today on both the street and the catwalk. Through case studies covering historical advertising campaigns, fashion magazines, interviews with contemporary kimono designers, large scale and small craft producers, and consumers who choose to wear them, The Social Life of Kimono gives a unique insight into making and meaning of this complex garment.
By Joanne B. Eicher (editor)

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9781472585530 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted.

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9781472585523 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95

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A bizarre, little-known tale about the most secretive culture on earthFor decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s. But in 2002, with his country on the brink of collapse, Kim Jong-il admitted to the kidnapping of thirteen people and returned five of them in hopes of receiving Japanese aid. As part of a global espionage project, the regime had attempted to reeducate these abductees and make them spy on its behalf. When the scheme faltered, the captives were forced to teach Japanese to North Korean spies and make lives for themselves, marrying, having children, and posing as North Korean civilians in guarded communities known as “Invitation-Only Zones”―the fiction being that they were exclusive enclaves, not prisons.From the moment Robert S. Boynton saw a photograph of these men and women, he became obsessed with their story. Torn from their homes as young adults, living for a quarter century in a strange and hostile country, they were returned with little more than an apology from the secretive regime.In The Invitation-Only Zone, Boynton untangles the bizarre logic behind the abductions. Drawing on extensive interviews with the abductees, Boynton reconstructs the story of their lives inside North Korea and ponders the existential toll the episode has had on them, and on Japan itself. He speaks with nationalists, spies, defectors, diplomats, abductees, and even crab fishermen, exploring the cultural and racial tensions between Korea and Japan that have festered for more than a century.A deeply reported, thoroughly researched book, The Invitation-Only Zone is a riveting story of East Asian politics and of the tragic human consequences of North Korea’s zealous attempt to remain relevant in the modern world.

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9780374175849, titled "The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 12, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A bizarre, little-known tale about the most secretive culture on earthFor decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s.

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9780374536725, titled "The Invitation-only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 17, 2017, cover price $15.00

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9781511392921, titled "The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project" | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, April 19, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Throughout the late 1970s and early '80s, dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted from coastal Japanese towns by North Korean commandos.

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Product Description: Beginning in late 1945, the United States, Britain, China, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and later the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China convened national courts to prosecute Japanese military personnel for war crimes...read more

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9780231179225 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Beginning in late 1945, the United States, Britain, China, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and later the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China convened national courts to prosecute Japanese military personnel for war crimes.

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Product Description: There is a rich body of literature on the experience of Japanese immigrants in the United States, and there are also numerous accounts of the cultural dislocation felt by American expats in Japan. But what happens when Japanese Americans, born and raised in the United States, are the ones living abroad in Japan?  Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan navigate and complicate the categories of Japanese and “foreigner...read more

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9780813576374 | Rutgers Univ Pr, December 22, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: There is a rich body of literature on the experience of Japanese immigrants in the United States, and there are also numerous accounts of the cultural dislocation felt by American expats in Japan.

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9780813576367 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, December 22, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: There is a rich body of literature on the experience of Japanese immigrants in the United States, and there are also numerous accounts of the cultural dislocation felt by American expats in Japan.

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9780190621711 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $39.95

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9780804847346 | Tuttle Pub, November 22, 2016, cover price $29.95
9780804836807 | Tuttle Pub, March 15, 2005, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago? How do descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today’s globalized economy? With Inheritance of Loss, Yukiko Koga approaches these questions through the unique lens of inheritance, focusing on Northeast China, the former site of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo, where municipal governments now court Japanese as investors and tourists...read more

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9780226411941 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago?

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9780226412139 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $27.50

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9781784282608 | Arcturus Pub, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95
9781848377226 | Arcturus Pub, April 1, 2011, cover price $8.99

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Product Description: "A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."—The New York Times Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging...read more

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9781611720297 | Anv edition (Stone Bridge Pr, November 15, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "A very graceful, erudite job .

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Product Description: Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic upheavals have made regular appearances from the feudal era to the present...read more

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9780190619589 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history.

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Product Description: This fascinating publication showcases the Saint Louis Art Museum's collection of Japanese military prints and related materials―one of the largest collections of such works in the world. The 1,400 objects in the collection are mostly color woodblock prints, but the holdings also include paintings, lithographs, photographs, stereographs, books, magazines, maps, game boards, textiles, ceramics, toys, sketchbooks, and commemorative materials...read more

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9780295999814 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This fascinating publication showcases the Saint Louis Art Museum's collection of Japanese military prints and related materials―one of the largest collections of such works in the world.

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9784805309582 | Tuttle Pub, May 15, 2008, cover price $29.95

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9780804847858 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 25, 2016), cover price $14.95
9784805312957 | Tuttle Pub, August 5, 2014, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a complete, two-volume set of one of the most outstanding books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular...read more
By Donald Richie (foreword by)

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9780804847551 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 18, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a complete, two-volume set of one of the most outstanding books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.
9784805310250 | Combined edition (Tuttle Pub, June 24, 2009), cover price $32.95

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Product Description: Japan and China look back on a history of friendship as well as friction, particularly in recent decades. As the People's Republic of China's economy began to grow in the 1990s, so did its political weight within Asia and its economical relevance for Japan...read more

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9781350014152 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 17, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Japan and China look back on a history of friendship as well as friction, particularly in recent decades.

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Product Description: With the spread of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term 'otaku' to identify fans of such media. The connection to manga and anime may seem straightforward, but, when taken for granted, often serves to obscure the debates within and around media fandom in Japan since the term 'otaku' appeared in the niche publication Manga Burikko in 1983...read more
By Patrick W. Galbraith (editor), Christopher Gerteis (editor) and Thiam Huat Kam (editor)

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9781472594976 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $112.00

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9781350014169 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 17, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: With the spread of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term 'otaku' to identify fans of such media.

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By Fabio Rambelli (editor)

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9781474272797 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $112.00

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9784805314081 | Tuttle Pub, September 20, 2016, cover price $9.95
9784805310632 | Tuttle Pub, September 10, 2009, cover price $16.95

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By Mira Locher (foreword by) and A. L. Sadler

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9780804847360 | Tuttle Pub, September 20, 2016, cover price $11.95
9784805310434 | Tuttle Pub, October 10, 2009, cover price $19.95

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