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Chika: Bizarre true accounts of train and street groping in Tokyo, Japan

by Mico Keplar

It is generally acknowledged that there are unusually high incidence rates of molestation in Japan, especially aboard trains and buses but also in pubs and clubs, in the workplace and in the street. Many of...


Kibo ("Brimming with Hope"): Recipes and Stories from Japan's Tohoku

by Elizabeth Andoh

  This cookbook is a heartfelt and fascinating tribute to the food, traditions, and courage of the people of Japan’s Tohoku region before and after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11,...


Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen

by Abby Denson

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!

This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture...


Under the Osakan Sun: A Funny, Intimate, Wonderful Account of Three Years in Japan

by Hamish Beaton

An intimate account of a college graduate's three years teaching English in Japan, this book follows a young man's experience diving headfirst into a new culture and way of life. From an elderly couple who take...


Java Adventure Guide

by Periplus Editors

The ultimate adventure guide

This is the most comprehensive guide to Java ever produced. Hundreds of pages of travel tips and dozens of lively articles on history, nature, and the arts, take you right under the...


Kansai Cool: A Journey into the Cultural Heartland of Japan

by Christal Whelan

In Kansai Cool, anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland.

The...


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella L. Bird

The intrepid explorer recounts her 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East. Bird describes the vicissitudes of her journey — the difficulties as well as the excitement and rewards.


TOKYO VERTIGO: Megacity Sex And Semiology

by Stephen Barber

In TOKYO VERTIGO, Stephen Barber explores the most mesmerising and precarious of all contemporary world cities: Tokyo: the megalopolis, in extremis. Barber probes the multiple ways in which Tokyo projects and...


Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation

by Karl Taro Greenfeld

This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.


Gleams From Japan

by S. Katsumata

First published in 1937 this is a collection of articles written by the author under the pseudonym 'Waseda Eisaku' for the Japan Tourist Bureau's magazine over twenty five years. Intended to satisfy the intellectual...


Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

by Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts...


Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin

The only guide you'll need for walking around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient package!

Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively...


Squeamish About Sushi: Food Adventures in Japan

by Betty Reynolds

What's uni and how do you eat it? What are "dancing shrimp" or tako yaki? Do you pick it up with your fingers? Dip it in sauce? And just what is that sauce? Dining in Japan can be intimidating, but with Squeamish...


Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan

by Leslie Helm

A sweeping memoir about a foreign family's five generations as outsiders in Japan.


Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japan's Ancient Capital

by Judith Clancy & Ben Simmons

This travel pictorial and Japan travel guide captures the sites and soul of Kyoto—Japan's historic and spiritual center.

An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's...


Japan Through the Looking Glass

by Alan Macfarlane

This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers...


Michelin Green Guide Japan

by Michelin

This eBook version of the Green Guide Japan by Michelin captures the spirit of the country, from the Okinawa archipelago’s sandy beaches to Honshu’s forested slopes. This fully revised and expanded Green...


Japan an Invitation

by Raymond Furse & Michael H. Armacost

This Japan travel pictorial takes readers on a colorful journey across the many regions of this fascinating country.

Over 130 color photographs reveal the many facets of Japan, capturing it's many hues and shapes,...


Tokyo a Cultural Guide to Japan's Capital City

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin

This useful Tokyo travel guide presents fourteen original walking tours that unlock some of Tokyo’s secrets and mysteries.

Although Tokyo today is a sprawling urban patchwork of towns and wards, each of the...


Kyoto a Cultural Guide: Revised Edition

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin

Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide.

The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and...