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Product Description: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945 when the Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress dropped the first atomic bomb on the city, making the horrific event and the similar destruction of Nagasaki on August 9th key episodes bringing about the end of World War II in the Pacific...read more
By Associated Press (corporate author)

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9781633532496 | Ap Editions, October 20, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.

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Product Description: 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...read more
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 | 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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Product Description: *A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!*The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book.From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan...read more

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9781621575061 | Regnery History, July 31, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: *A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!

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Product Description: 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...read more

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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 | 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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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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Product Description: Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami...read more

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9780190621711 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today.

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Product Description: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art. Only in Japanese culture has the sword been developed to such a level of technological excellence and spiritual importance. As a cutting weapon, the fully developed curved katana, or samurai sword, of the samurai warrior was uniquely effective...read more

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9780804847346 | Tuttle Pub, November 22, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art.
9780804836807 | Tuttle Pub, March 15, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art.

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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 | 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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Product Description: The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America—the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks...read more

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9781621574972 | Regnery History, September 6, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America—the war in Europe had hit home.

Justice, courage, loyalty, self control: the qualities essential to the Samurai warriors of Japan are those that we all aspire to.  In this classic work, originally published as Bushido: The Soul of Japan, Inazo Nitobe explores the moral code of the Japanese warrior class, from the importance of politeness rituals to the ultimate chilling self sacrifice: hara-kiri or suicide.  Nitobe's engaging text conjures up a world of chivalric principles and brutal warfare - a fading world, but one that has resonance in modern Japanese society and around the world.This beautifully illustrated edition contains an introduction by John Baldock, and authentic Japanese images throughout.

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9781784282608 | Arcturus Pub, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95
9781848377226 | Arcturus Pub, April 1, 2011, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: Justice, courage, loyalty, self control: the qualities essential to the Samurai warriors of Japan are those that we all aspire to.

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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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Product Description: Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images representing the practices of Mubyoshi Ryu, The Lost Samurai School collects and translates ancient documents that contain the instructions of founding master Hagiwara Juzo, revealing the enthralling martial arts, secret weapons, magic, and espionage as they were practiced by samurai in their daily lives...read more

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9781623170875 | Blue Snake Books, October 25, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s.

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Product Description: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For instance, some weapons, like the tesson, or iron fan, were used in secret where samurai swords were not allowed...read more

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9784805309582 | Tuttle Pub, May 15, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Weapons, particularly bladed ones such as swords, are enjoying a renaissance of interest from every source, from collectors to laypeople.

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9780804847858 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 25, 2016), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known.
9784805312957 | Tuttle Pub, August 5, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai with is illustrated samurai guide!

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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 | 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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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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Product Description: Many books in Japanese have been devoted to the poet and critic Ishikawa Takuboku (1886–1912). Although he died at the age of twenty-six and wrote many of his best-known poems in the space of a few years, his name is familiar to every literate Japanese...read more

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9780231179720 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Many books in Japanese have been devoted to the poet and critic Ishikawa Takuboku (1886–1912).

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Product Description: The Ise shrine complex is among Japan's most enduring national symbols, and A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital is the first book to trace the history of the shrines from their beginnings in the seventh century until the present day...read more
By Fabio Rambelli (editor)

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9781474272797 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The Ise shrine complex is among Japan's most enduring national symbols, and A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital is the first book to trace the history of the shrines from their beginnings in the seventh century until the present day.

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Product Description: The Japanese tea ceremony blends art with nature and has for centuries brought harmony to the daily life of its practitioners.Stories From a Tearoom Window is a timeless collection of tales of the ancient tea sages, compiled in the eighteenth century...read more

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9784805314081 | Tuttle Pub, September 20, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The Japanese tea ceremony blends art with nature and has for centuries brought harmony to the daily life of its practitioners.
9784805310632 | Tuttle Pub, September 10, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In the eighteenth century, the warrior Shigenori Chikamatsu set down scores of legends, anecdotes and bits of lore to express the essence of the tea ceremony for the edification of tea connoisseurs.

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Product Description: This expert guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941...read more
By Mira Locher (foreword by) and A. L. Sadler

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9780804847360 | Tuttle Pub, September 20, 2016, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: This expert guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture.
9784805310434 | Tuttle Pub, October 10, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A.

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