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Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnography: Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Anthropological Ethics

by Jennifer Robertson

Four anthropologists, Elise Edwards, Ann Elise Lewallen, Bridget Love and Tomomi Yamaguchi, draw on their fieldwork experiences in Japan to demonstrate collectively the inadequacy of both the Code of Ethics...


The Diary of Lady Murasaki

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

by Eri Hotta

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan launched hostilities against...


Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Education in Japan

by Mark Lincicome

This book offers a new perspective on Japanese educational policy reforms that have been enacted under the guise of internationalization since the late 1980s. Current policy agendas are contextualized within...


Jap Foreign Pol 1869-1942  V11

by Nish

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Tsumi - Offence and Retribution in Early Japan

by Yoko Williams

Covering the period from before the emergence of the first political units through to the formation of the Japanese ritsuryo state in the 8th century, this book offers a ground-breaking scholarly diachronic...


The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

by Hirokichi Mutsu

The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international...


Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

by Takemasa Ando

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements...


Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930: Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation-Building

by Bill Mihalopoulos

Based on archival research undertaken in Japan, Britain and the United States, Mihalopoulos offers a new perspective on the relations between gender hierarchies and the political economy in a newly modernized...


The Book of Ninja: The Bansenshukai  -  Japan's Premier Ninja Manual

by Anthony Cummins

The Book of Ninja, the ultimate ninjutsu manual, was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi. Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans...


Tale of the Genji: Translation, Canonization, and the World Literature

by Michael Emmerich

Ambitious and engrossing, this volume thoroughly revises the conventional narrative of The Tale of Genji’s early modern and modern history, arguing that until the 1930s readers were less familiar with the...


Shinohata: A Portrait of a Japanese Village

by Ronald Dore

Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went...


Kimono Mind

by Bernard Rudofsky

An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route.


Statecraft & Spectacle in East Asia: Studies in Taiwan-Japan Relations

by Adam Clulow

Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that explores the intertwined histories of Taiwan and Japan across the long sweep of the early modern and modern periods. Drawing...


Creating People of Plenty

by Sayur Shimizu

"There is no doubt that the Eisenhower administration accomplished one of its paramount Cold War strategic objectives: to rebuild Japan's economy and reinstate the nation as a stabilizing, pro-capitalist member...


Death Throes of a Dynasty

by E. G.(Jay) Ruoff

The letters of Charles and Bessie Ewing provide eyewitness accounts of the social upheaval and warfare that shook turn-of-the-century China. In addition to discussing their missionary activities in the villages...


Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

by Toshio Nishi

The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.


Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations

by Van John Sant, Peter Mauch & Yoneyuki Sugita

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary...


Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes

by Mark Stille & Paul Wright

During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet.

Arguably the...


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

by Linda Holiday & Motomichi Anno

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and...