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THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JAPANESE SYSTEMS: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, LA W AND ORDER (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND J., Abe, Naobumi
1 Abe, Naobumi THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JAPANESE SYSTEMS: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, LA W AND ORDER (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND J.
Kodansha International Ltd 2001 4770027265 / 9784770027269 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. Social systems are the means by which the different facets of Japanese society coexist and communicate. This book reveals the structural changes that have been taking place in the fields of politics, economics and the law since the 1990s. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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TOKYO VICE, Adelstein, Jake
2 Adelstein, Jake TOKYO VICE
Constable 2010 1849014647 / 9781849014649 Paperback Very Good 
From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. At nineteen, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquilit y. What he got was a life of crime . . . crime reporting, that is, at the p restigious Yomiuri Shinbun. For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he c overed the seedy side of Japan, where extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption are as familiar as ramen noodles and sake. But when his fin al scoop brought him face to face with Japan's most infamous yakuza boss-an d the threat of death for him and his family-Adelstein decided to step down . . . momentarily. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice, Adelstein tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter-who made rookie mistakes like getting into a martial-arts battle with a senior editor-to a daring, investigative journalist with a price on his head. With its vivid, visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day yakuza that even few Japanese ever see, Tokyo Vice is a deeply thought-provoking book: equal parts cultural exposÚ, true crime, and hard-boiled noir. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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3 Aoki, Makoto RAILWAY OPERATORS IN JAPAN
EJRCF 4330089092 / 9784330089096 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. 
Price: 4000.00 JPY
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4 Befu, Harumi GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
Trans Pacific Press 2000 1876843012 / 9781876843014 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. Analysis of Japanese society has been hampered by its use of static models: by its assumption that there is a unique and unchanging structure explainable by reference to a handful of native terms. That approach was always suspect, and has been further undermined by the fact of globalization, in which interactions between Japan and the rest of the world have become faster and further-reaching than ever before. This collection of papers, by a varied team of anthropologists and sociologists, is a bold attempt to come to terms with change, by putting a wide range of aspects of contemporary Japanese society under the microscope. Some of the studies look at macro phenomena such as patterns of international migration (Befu), business internationalization (Sedgwick), educational reform (McVeigh) and trends in values revealed in statistical surveys (M├??├??├??├?┬Âhwald). Others examine ground-level change as experienced by particular social groupings: women in the workplace (Bishop), casual laborers (Gill), yakuza gangsters (Herbert) and members of the Burakumin community of former outcastes (Davis). Two papers examine the impact of globalization and change on aspects of traditional culture: the craft of making Buddhist altars (Eades et al) and the practice of ascetic mountain worship (Riessland). A concluding chapter takes a broader perspective, on the issue of how various theoretical approaches to Japanese society have attempted to interpret emotions (Clammer). 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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5 Broadcasting, NHKInternational Planning & KEY WORDS IN THE NEWS (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS)
Kodansha International Ltd 1999 4770023421 / 9784770023421 Paperback Fine 
A selection of 48 words and phrases related to issues of ongoing newsworthi ness are discussed in both a Japanese and world context. The book is divide d into chapters covering society, economics, politics, world affairs, scien ce and technology. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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WHO'S WHO OF JAPAN (JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU) (NO. 9), Bureau, Japan Travel
6 Bureau, Japan Travel WHO'S WHO OF JAPAN (JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU) (NO. 9)
Books Nippan 1987 4533007988 / 9784533007989 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT a former ex-lib book: Language Notes Text: English, Japanese. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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JAPANESE MIND: THE GOLIATH EXPLAINED, Christopher, Robert C.
7 Christopher, Robert C. JAPANESE MIND: THE GOLIATH EXPLAINED
Simon & Schuster 1983 0671449478 / 9780671449476 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
An entertaining and thorough introduction to all things Japanese. Much has been written about Japanese management. But this is the first book to expla in the people, the life, and the culture of that fascinating nation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Editorial Reviews. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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JAPAN AND THE PACIFIC RIM (4TH ED)(GLOBAL STUDIES), Collinwood, Dean W.
8 Collinwood, Dean W. JAPAN AND THE PACIFIC RIM (4TH ED)(GLOBAL STUDIES)
Brown & Benchmark 1997 0697374238 / 9780697374233 Paperback Very Good 
This edition includes country reports, current statistics, and background e ssays on the Pacific Rim, the Pacific Islands, and Japan. It also features a wide selection of carefully selected articles from newspapers and magazin es from around the world and an annotated list of World Wide Web sites guid es students to additional resources. 
Price: 580.00 JPY
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9 Consigny, Thierry JOHOGEN: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PRINTED, ELECTRONIC AND CYBER SOURCES OF JAP ANESE INFORMATION ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & COMMERCE
EU-Japan Centre for Industri 1999 4931240038 / 9784931240032 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 2000.00 JPY
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GENESIS IN JAPAN: THE BIBLE BEYOND CHRISTIANITY, Dabbs, Thomas
10 Dabbs, Thomas GENESIS IN JAPAN: THE BIBLE BEYOND CHRISTIANITY
Texas Review Press 2013 193389699X / 9781933896991 Paperback Very Good 
Genesis in Japan rises from a journal of reflections that were collected by the author while teaching the Bible to Japanese university students in Tok yo. It relates the diverse responses to the Bible that rebound, subtly but forcefully, back to the teacher from these students--extraordinary response s, in that they are simple, pure, ordinary, and entirely disorienting. Teaching and learning the Bible in Japan has led the author to another view of the Bible, one that stands in stark contrast with the Bible in the Bible-heavy culture that was the author's beginning at a small crossroads in central South Carolina. 
Price: 2000.00 JPY
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11 Ernst, Tim DEFENSIVE JAPANESE: HOW TO RESPOND TO THE RUDE, IMPOLITE AND INSENSITIVE
Japan Times Japan 1992 4789005437 / 9784789005432 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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LEARNING TO BOW: INSIDE THE HEART OF JAPAN, Feiler, Bruce
12 Feiler, Bruce LEARNING TO BOW: INSIDE THE HEART OF JAPAN
Mariner Books 1992 0395647266 / 9780395647264 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Feiler offers a humorous take on the year he spent teaching in Japan, and on Japanese culture in general. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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THE SPLENDOR OF LONGING IN THE TALE OF THE GENJI, Field, Norma
13 Field, Norma THE SPLENDOR OF LONGING IN THE TALE OF THE GENJI
Princeton University Press 1992 0691066914 / 9780691066912 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Minimum wear, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: "In highly informed yet sympathetic and persuasive terms, Norma Field delineates the characters of a number of the most important women who figure in the Tale of Genji in order to show the way in which their lives mirror and ultimately explicate the vast structure of this most wonderful of Japanese novels. This is Genji as read and loved by a person of a truly contemporary sensibility." -J. Thomas Rimer, University of Maryland. Foremost among Japanese literary classics and one of the world's earliest novels, the Tale of Genji was written around the year A. D. 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu, a woman from a declining aristocratic family. For sophistication and insight, Western prose fiction was to wait centuries to rival her work. Norma Field explores the shifting configurations of the Tale, showing how the hero Genji is made and unmade by a series of heroines. Professor Field draws on the riches of both Japanese and Western Scholarship, as well as on her own sensitive reading of the Tale. Included are discussions of the social, psychological, and political dimensions of the aesthetics of this novel, with emphasis on the crucial relationship of erotic and political concerns to prose fictions. Norma Field is Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. 
Price: 6000.00 JPY
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BLINDSIDE: WHY JAPAN IS STILL ON TRACK TO OVERTAKE THE U.S. BY THE YEAR 200 0, Fingleton, Eamonn
14 Fingleton, Eamonn BLINDSIDE: WHY JAPAN IS STILL ON TRACK TO OVERTAKE THE U.S. BY THE YEAR 200 0
Kodansha 4770021461 / 9784770021465 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 600.00 JPY
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3/11: THE FALLOUT: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNTHINKABLE, Fox, Patrick
15 Fox, Patrick 3/11: THE FALLOUT: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNTHINKABLE
Winston Saint Press 2012 499063201X / 9784990632014 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. On March 11th 2011, Japan was hit by a triple disaster that changed the nation forever. Patrick Fox, a literature teacher working in an international school in west Tokyo, kept a blog from 3/11 2011 to 3/11 2012, recording the extraordinary social upheaval that began that year, and linking it to other global events such as the London riots and the emergence of the Occupy Movement. He used theories of literary criticism to try to make sense of what was happening around him - and came to some startling conclusions regarding his own mortality, his place in the world, and the Archetype of the Apocalypse that haunts the entire human race. The blog Not Fox News has now been discontinued and collected into book form here, with extra images and essays. All proceeds from sales of this book will go to charities assisting the reconstruction of communities in the Tohoku area. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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16 Gercik, Patricia ON TRACK WITH THE JAPANESE: A CASE-BY-CASE APPROACH TO BUILDING SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS
Kodansha Amer Inc 1992 4770016026 / 9784770016027 First Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Gercik (managing director, M.I.T. Japan Program) employs 23 case studies to illustrate her model that organizes the Japanese approach to building rela tionships into four basic stages: Know Me, Trust Me, Believe Me, and Marry Me. A "Miss Manners" guide for the business person, this primer of proper behav ior for Americans living or doing business in Japan may be the most specifi cally useful such book to date. Drawing on 23 engrossing case histories--so me successes, others failures--the managing director of MIT's Japan Program guides the reader through what she identifies as the four critical steps i n establishing successful relations in a Japanese business setting: "know m e," "trust me," "believe me" and "marry me." Gercik, who lived in Japan unt il she was 22, endows these case histories with novelistic detail, depth an d breadth, as well as with a business and cultural expertise that makes eac h situation gripping. Her analyses of the errors committed or avoided cast brilliant light not only on the Japanese industrial ethic but on many crann ies in the broader society as well. In her descriptions the unsuspected pit falls awaiting foreigners in Japan's rigidly structured insider/outsider so ciety seem daunting, but with such an invaluable book in hand, those with w ork to do in Japan or with the Japanese must surely succeed. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. 
Price: 2800.00 JPY
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17 Gibney, Frank THE PACIFIC CENTURY AMERICA AND ASIA IN A CHANGING WORLD
Kodansha 1994 4770018622 / 9784770018625 First Paperback Fine 

Price: 500.00 JPY
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CLEAN CAR WARS: HOW HONDA AND TOYOTA ARE WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE ECO-FRIE NDLY AUTOS, Hasegawa, Yozo
18 Hasegawa, Yozo CLEAN CAR WARS: HOW HONDA AND TOYOTA ARE WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE ECO-FRIE NDLY AUTOS
Wiley 2008 0470823291 / 9780470823293 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: As American automakers lose market share, Honda and Toyota are soaring on the backs of their high-quality low-emissions vehicles. The increasing trend toward clean car technology means those companies that can build the best low-emission car will have the best chance of long-term success and survival. Clean Car Wars presents a revealing look at the Japanese auto industry and how its two biggest automakers are battling each other, and the world, for supremacy of this vital emerging market. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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19 Hirose, Yukio REFERENTIAL OPACITY AND THE SPEAKER'S PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES
Liber Press 1986 First Hardcover Near Fine/Fine 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. 
Price: 4800.00 JPY
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20 Iida, Yumiko RETHINKING IDENTITY IN MODERN JAPAN: NATIONALISM AS AESTHETICS (ROUTLEDGE/A SIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
Routledge 2001 0415235219 / 9780415235211 Hardcover 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. This volume is a major reconsideration of Japanese late modernity and natio nal hegemony which examines the creative and academic works of a number of influential Japanese thinkers. The author situates the process of Japanese knowledge production in the interface between the immediate historical and the wider socio-economic and politico-cultural contexts accompanying the Ja panese post-war experience of modernity. This book will be of great value to anyone interested in the history of contemporary Japanese culture and society. 
Price: 8000.00 JPY
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