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1 Author, No Australia connections Japan : Nichi-GoĢ? GoĢ?-Nichi konekushonzu
2005 Aichi Expo Unit 1876534281 / 9781876534288 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition. Text in English and Japanese. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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2 Hall, John Whitney. Government and Local Power in Japan 500 to 1700 : A Study Based on the Bize n Province.
Princeton University Press 1981 0691067802 Paperback Very Good 

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Japan Thrice-Opened: An Analysis of Relations Between Japan and the United States (Gerontology; 15), Ibe, Hideo
3 Ibe, Hideo Japan Thrice-Opened: An Analysis of Relations Between Japan and the United States (Gerontology; 15)
Praeger 1992 0275931781 / 9780275931780 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A history of Japan-United States relations from the point of view of a pro- American Japanese scholar, this work is designed to serve as an analysis of the current situation--the third opening of Japan to the West in the last century. The two earlier openings failed when Japan adopted the policy of s onno-joi (which means literally revere the emperor and expel the foreigners ). This book is written to try to forestall the very real possibility of a recurrence of sonno-joi: as a reaction to the current opening by appealing to both the Japanese and the Americans to understand Japanese history and J apanese sensibilities. Japan and the United States share many interests and goals, but they suffer from a tremendous gap in mutual perceptions. Ibe makes an attempt here to explain the Japanese and their view of the world to a non-Japanese audience. He believes Japan is not an inexplicable riddle nor a monolith Japan, Inc. He argues that since time immemorial, forging unity among the many warring groups in Japan has been difficult, whether uniting the warlord clans of the ancient period, the feudalistic domains of premodern times, the political factions of the modernizing period, or the private corporations or government ministries of today. Ibe examines the difficulties the Japanese have encountered in their efforts to unify and to articulate their desires--which is not well understood by non-Japanese. This book is ideal for students, scholars, and the informed citizen interested in Japan 
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4 Ike, Nobutaka Japanese politics: patron-client democracy
Knopf 1972 0394316959 / 9780394316956 Paperback Good 
Japanese Politics: Patron-Client Democracy 
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5 Ike, Nobutaka Theory of Japanese Democracy
Dawson Publishing,Folkestone 1978 071290817X / 9780712908177 Hardcover Very Good 
A former bookshop stamp, and tiny address written on fep, otherwise interna lly bright clean pages, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 3200.00 JPY
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Japanese Schooling: Patterns of Socialization, Equality, and Political Cont rol, J., James
6 J., James Japanese Schooling: Patterns of Socialization, Equality, and Political Cont rol
Pennsylvania State Universit 1993 0271009349 / 9780271009346 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This collection of papers provides information on various facets of Japanes e education. About the Author James J. Shields, Jr., is Professor and Chair of Social and Psychological Foundations at the City College, the City University of New York, and author of several books. 
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7 Jain, Purnendra Japanese Politics Today (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)
Palgrave Macmillan 1997 0732944384 / 9780732944384 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Japanese Politics Today examines the key factors in the domestic political system in a clear and concise way. It provides an up-to-date assessment of contemporary Japanese politics by some of the leading scholars and commentators, with particular reference to the political interface with big business, agriculture, labour, and local life, at a time of economic uncertainty. 
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Talking about Japan updated Q & A = Eigo de hanasu "Nihon" Q & A (Japanese Edition), Kaisha, Kōdansha Intanashonaru Kabushiki
8 Kaisha, Kōdansha Intanashonaru Kabushiki Talking about Japan updated Q & A = Eigo de hanasu "Nihon" Q & A (Japanese Edition)
Kodansha International Ltd , 2000 4770025688 / 9784770025685 Paperback Very Good 

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9 Katzenstein, Peter J. Cultural Norms and National Security: Police and Military in Postwar Japan (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)
Cornell University Press 1998 0801483328 / 9780801483325 Paperback Near Fine 
Nonviolent state behavior in Japan, this book argues, results from the dist inctive breadth with which the Japanese define security policy, making it i nseparable from the quest for social stability through economic growth. Whi le much of the literature on contemporary Japan has resisted emphasis on cu ltural uniqueness, Peter J. Katzenstein seeks to explain particular aspects of Japan's security policy in terms of legal and social norms that are col lective, institutionalized, and sometimes the source of intense political c onflict and change. Culture, thus specified, is amenable to empirical analy sis, suggesting comparisons across policy domains and with other countries. Katzenstein focuses on the traditional core agencies of law enforcement an d national defense. The police and the military in postwar Japan are, he fi nds, reluctant to deploy physical violence to enforce state security. Polic e agents rarely use repression against domestic opponents of the state, and the Japanese public continues to support, by large majorities, constitutio nal limits on overseas deployment of the military. Katzenstein traces the r elationship between the United States and Japan since 1945 and then compare s Japan with postwar Germany. He concludes by suggesting that while we may think of Japan's security policy as highly unusual, it is the definition of security used in the United States that is, in international terms, except ional. 
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10 Kerr, Alex Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan
Hill and Wang 2002 0809039435 / 9780809039432 Paperback Very Good 
A surprising assessment of the failures and successes of modern Japan. In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the many facets of Japan's recent, and chronic, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. He is the first to give a full report on the nation's endangered environment -- its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains -- as well as its "monument frenzy," the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new ones, and the attendant collapse of its tourist industry. Kerr writes with humor and passion, for "passion," he says, "is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this -- for us.'" 
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11 Luney, Percy R. Japanese Constitutional Law
University of Tokyo Press 1994 0860084973 / 9780860084976 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

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12 Marra, Michele Marra: Represent'n of Power Paper
University of Hawaii Press 1993 0824815564 / 9780824815561 Paperback Near Fine 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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13 Maslow, Sebastian Risk State: Japan's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty (Rethinking Asi a and International Relations)
Routledge 2016 1472417135 / 9781472417138 Hardcover Very Good 
The increase of new complex security challenges and the heightening signifi cance of a diverse array of actors has simultaneously posed a challenge to traditional perspectives on international relations and foreign policy and created an opportunity for new concepts to be applied. Conventional explana tions of Japan's foreign policy have provided us with theoretically predete rmined understandings and fallacious predictions. Reformulating risk in its application to the study of international relations and foreign policy, th is volume promises new insights into the analysis of contemporary foreign p olicy in East Asia and Japan's post-Cold War international relations in par ticular. 
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14 Murase, Miriam Cooperation over Conflict: The Women's Movement and the State in Postwar Ja pan
Routledge 2012 0415804930 / 9780415804936 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Japan's postwar transformation has been hailed as nothing short of a miracl e. Yet, in the midst of massive social, economic, political, and cultural c hange, gender inequality persists at remarkably high levels. The paradox of Japan's progress against the persistence of gender inequality raises the q uestion of why women remain a half-step behind men, more than a half centur y after women were granted equal rights under the postwar constitution. This question has been studied from a variety of perspectives. Anthropologists observe gender roles in Japanese culture, while economists study labor market conditions in Japan. This book offers a political perspective, and analyzes gender inequality in terms of power - specifically the power, or lack of power, that women themselves may exercise to create social change. Through the examination of women's groups, women's centers, and women's policy, this book documents state intervention in the women's movement in Japan. This intervention takes the form of regulations that limit the independence of women's organizations, as well as resources that aid and influence their activities. The result is a relationship between women and the state that is more cooperative than conflictual, leading to a slow and incremental process of social change for women in Japan. 
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15 Packard, Jerrold M. Sons of Heaven: A Portrait of the Japanese Monarchy
Scribner 1987 0684186330 / 9780684186337 Hardcover Good/Good 
The Japanese monarchy is the oldest and most mystery-enshrouded in existenc e, and this social history of it, the first comprehensive modern one to be published, is engrossing. Writing in a style at once scholarly and entertai ning, Packard (Peter's Kingdom: Inside the Papal City) traces the monarchy from its legendary origins 2000 years ago to the early emperors who wielded temporal as well as spiritual power, and from the puppet emperors under th e shoguns, to the Emperor Meiji who, with momentous consequences, hauled th e nation into the 20th century. We're shown his grandson Hirohito124th dire ct descendant of the Sun Goddess, a virtual puppet himself at the time of W orld War II, but now an internationally respected marine biologist who, tho ugh shorn of his divinity, is his people's most revered living link to the past. Packard provides a mass of interesting information about the austerit ies, rituals and daily routine of a Japanese monarch's life. Photos. 
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Japanese Today Change and Continuity, Reischauer, Edwin
16 Reischauer, Edwin Japanese Today Change and Continuity
Tuttle+publishing 4805305126 / 9784805305126 Paperback Near Fine 
With the two-thousand-year history of the Japanese experience as his founda tion, Edwin O. Reischauer brings us an incomparable description of Japan to day in all its complexity and uniqueness, both material and spiritual. His description and analysis present us with the paradox that is present-day Ja pan: thoroughly international, depending for its livelihood almost entirely on foreign trade, its products coveted everywhere--yet not entirely liked or trusted, still feared for its past military adventurism and for its curr ent economic aggressiveness. Reischauer begins with the rich heritage of the island nation, identifying incidents and trends that have significantly affected Japan's modern develo pment. Much of the geographic and historical material on Japan's earlier ye ars is drawn from his renowned study The Japanese, but the present book dee pens and broadens that earlier interpretation: our knowledge of Japan has i ncreased enormously in the intervening decade and our attitudes have become more ambivalent, while Japan too has changed, often not so subtly. Moving to contemporary Japanese society, Reischauer explores both the const ants in Japanese life and the aspects that are rapidly changing. In the sec tion on government and politics he gives pithy descriptions of the formal w orkings of the various organs of government and the decision-making process , as well as the most contentious issues in Japanese life-pollution, nuclea r power, organized labor-and the elusive matter of political style. In what will become classic statements on business management and organization, Reischauer sketches the early background of trade an 
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17 Singer, Kurt Mirror, Sword and Jewel
RoutledgeCurzon 1997 1873410697 / 9781873410691 Paperback Fine 
Mirror, Sword and Jewel 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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18 Wilson, Dick The Sun at Noon: An Anatomy of Modern Japan
Hamish Hamilton 1988 0241118395 / 9780241118399 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

Price: 800.00 JPY
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19 Woronoff Politics the Japanese Way
Yohan Publications 4896842014 / 9784896842012 Paperback Fine 

Price: 700.00 JPY
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Politics, the Japanese way, Woronoff, Jon
20 Woronoff, Jon Politics, the Japanese way
Lotus Press 1986 4897880246 / 9784897880242 Paperback Very Good 
Written by a businessman and journalist who has spent decades in Japan. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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