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1 Barr, Pat THE COMING OF THE BARBARIANS: A STORY OF WESTERN SETTLEMENT IN JAPAN 1853-1 870
Macmillan 1967 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+/Very Good 
A highly collectible copy of this first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no underlinings not price clipped or an ex-lib. 236pp. Illustrate d with Photo Plates & Maps. Pictorial Dust Jacket. 
Price: 4500.00 JPY
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2 Bary, Theodore WM. De Sources of Japanese Tradition Volume II
Columbia University Press Paperback Very Good 

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3 Bownas, Geoffrey Asian Phoenix
British Broadcasting Corpora 1972 0563106301 / 9780563106302 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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4 Daniels, Roger The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion
University of California Pre 1999 0520219503 / 9780520219502 Paperback Very Good 
This classic study offers a history of anti-Japanese prejudice in Californi a, extending from the late nineteenth century to 1924, when an immigration act excluded Japanese from entering the United States. The Politics of Prej udice details the political climate that helped to set the stage for the in carceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and reveals the racis m present among middle-class American progressives, labor leaders, and othe r presumably liberal groups. 
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5 Deacon, Richard Kempei Tai
Berkley 1985 0425074587 / 9780425074589 Paperback Good 
Story about the Japanese Secret Service. 
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6 Dierkes, Julian Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys: Guilty Lessons
Routledge 2010 0415553458 / 9780415553452 Hardcover Very Good 
How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity afte r World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national tra uma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national ident ities. Because the content of history education was controlled by different actors, history education materials framed national identity in very diffe rent ways. In Japan, where the curriculum was controlled by bureaucrats ben t on maintaining their purported neutrality, materials focused on the empir ical building blocks of history (who? where? what?) at the expense of discu ssions of historical responsibility. In East Germany, where party cadres co ntrolled the curriculum, students were taught that World War II was a capit alist aberration. In (West) Germany, where teachers controlled the curricul um, students were taught the lessons of shame and then regeneration after h istorians turned away from grand national narratives. This book shows that constructions of national identity are not easily malleable on the basis of moral and political concerns only, but that they are subject to institutional constraints and opportunities. In an age when post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation has become a major focus of international policies, the analysis offers important implications for the parallel revision of portrayals of national history and the institutional reconstruction of policy-making regimes. 
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7 Dunn, C. J. Everyday Life in Imperial Japan
Hippocrene Books 1990 0880293527 / 9780880293525 Hardcover Good/Good 

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Five Gentlemen of Japan, Gibney, Frank
8 Gibney, Frank Five Gentlemen of Japan
TUTTLE 1973 0804811083 / 9780804811088 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. "A newspaperman, an ex-Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself -- these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan." This was originally published in 1953. 
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9 Hando, Kazutoshi Japan's Longest Day
Kodansha America 1980 0870114220 / 9780870114229 Paperback Good 
This work is a detailed account of August 14, 1945 - the day before Japan s urrendered - based on testimony of the 79 men involved in the decision to s urrender. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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10 Hori, Ichiro Folk Religion in Japan: Continuity and Change (Haskell Lectures on History of Religions)
University Of Chicago Press 1969 0226353338 / 9780226353333 Hardcover Very Good 
Ichiro Hori's is the first book in Western literature to portray how Shinto , Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist elements, as well as all manner of archai c magical beliefs and practices, are fused on the folk level. (HARDCOVER EDITION NO DJ) Folk religion, transmitted by the common people from generation to generation, has greatly conditioned the political, economic, and cultural development of Japan and continues to satisfy the emotional and religious needs of the people. Hori examines the organic relationship between the Japanese social structure-the family kinship system, village and community organizations-and folk religion. A glossary with Japanese characters is included in the index. 
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Kokoro: The soul of Japan, Ishikawa, Takashi
11 Ishikawa, Takashi Kokoro: The soul of Japan
East Publications 1986 4915645029 / 9784915645020 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. 
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12 Johnson, Chalmers Okinawa: Cold War Island
Japan Policy Research Inst 1999 0967364205 / 9780967364209 Paperback Near Fine 
On September 4, 1995, three American servicemen abducted and raped a twelve -year-old schoolgirl in Okinawa. The reaction to that rape throughout Japan and around the world mobilized otherwise inattentive people to the persist ence of Cold War-type relationships in East Asia-- particularly to the pres ence of 100,000 American troops-- and started to end the artificial distinc tion between economics and security in relations between the United States and its trading partners in East Asia. It also caused some observers to beg in to see Okinawa not simply as Japan's poorest prefecture but also as an A merican colony located on Japanese soil. Okinawa and its role in the Cold War is hidden history for most Americans a nd Japanese. It was the scene of the last and bloodiest battle of World War II and was occupied by the American military until 1972. Since then it has remained the site of some 39 American military bases located in close prox imity to the 1.29 million people of Okinawa. This book offers a pioneering selection of essays on the Battle of Okinawa, forced emigration of Okinawans to Bolivia, Okinawan identity, the rape incident and the rekindling of Okinawan protest against the bases, the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, economic development in Okinawa, the environmental degradation of Okinawa, and the Clinton administration's deceptive promises to the Okinawans. Authors include former governor of Okinawa prefecture Masahide Ota, the editor of The Ryukyuanist Koji Taira, the pioneer writer on Okinawans in Bolivia Kozy K. Amemiya, one of the founders of Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence Carolyn Bowen Francis, the leadi 
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13 Kaempfer, Engelbert Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed
University of Hawaii Press 1999 0824820665 / 9780824820664 Paperback Very Good 
Engelbert Kaempfer's History of Japan was a best-seller from the moment it was published in London in 1727. Born in Westphalia in 1651, Kaempfer trave led throughout the Near and Far East before settling in Japan as physician to the trading settlement of the Dutch East India Company at Nagasaki. Duri ng his two years residence, he made two extensive trips around Japan in 169 1 and 1692, collecting, according to the British historian Boxer, "an aston ishing amount of valuable and accurate information." He also learned all he could from the few Japanese who came to Deshima for instruction in the Eur opean sciences. To these observations, Kaempfer added details he had gathered from a wide r eading of travelers' accounts and the reports of previous trading delegatio ns. The result was the first scholarly study of Tokugawa Japan in the West, a work that greatly influenced the European view of Japan throughout the e ighteenth and nineteenth centuries, serving as a reference for a variety of works ranging from encyclopedias to the libretto of "The Mikado." Kaempfer's work remains one of the most valuable sources for historians of the Tokugawa period. The narrative describes what no Japanese was permitted to record (the details of the shogun's castle, for example) and what no Japanese thought worthy of recording (the minutiae of everyday life). However, all previous translations of the History are flawed, being based on the work of an eighteenth-century Swiss translator or that of the German editor some fifty years later who had little knowledge of Japan and resented Kaempfer's praise of the heathen country. Beatrice Bodart-Bailey's imp 
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14 Keene, Donald Japanese literature; an introduction for Western readers
Grove Press 1955 Paperback Good 

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15 Metzler, Mark Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle (Cornell Studies in Money)
Cornell University Press 2013 0801451795 / 9780801451799 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. Capital as Will and Imagination investigates the nature of capital creation--a fundamental, unresolved question in the history of capitalism. Japan's experience after World War II offers the clearest possible case study. To understand what happened, this study turns to a neglected aspect of Joseph Schumpeter's theory of economic development: the nexus between money creation by banks, investment, and inflation. Economists and planners in postwar Japan found in Schumpeter's ideas a description of what they saw happening around them. They also put these ideas directly to work. Asian-style high-speed growth, as pioneered in Japan in the 1950s, presents capitalist industrial development in its most intensified form, but in fact the story is a global one. The shadow of credit is debt, and the worldwide debt bubbles of recent times reveal the limits of the twentieth-century growth model. 
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16 Meyer, Milton Walter Japan: A concise history
Littlefield, Adams 1976 0822603187 / 9780822603184 Paperback Good 
Offers reader an authoritative overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history. 
Price: 250.00 JPY
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Samurai Warriors, Miller, David
17 Miller, David Samurai Warriors
St Martins Pr 2000 0312241674 / 9780312241674 Hardcover Good/Good 
A look at the culture and evolution of two of the most legendary warrior gr oups ever to exist, the samurai and the ninja, explores their development, their tactics, and the influence they had on their era. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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18 Morris, Ivan The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Glob e)
Kodansha USA 1994 1568360290 / 9781568360294 Paperback Very Good 
The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a sta ndard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of refe rence The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian p eriod, Morris recreates an era when woman set the cultural tone. Focusing o n the world of the emperor's court-the world so admired by Virginia Woolf a nd others-he describes the politics, society, religious life, and superstit ions of the times, providing detailed portrayals of the daily life of court iers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of this milieu. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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19 Musashi, Miyamoto The Book of Five Rings
Shambhala 2005 1590302486 / 9781590302484 Paperback Very Good 
The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle ar ts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not o nly for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless prin ciples of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggl e and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction . The Book of Five Rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior. 
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20 Nihon, Shoi Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697
Tuttle Publishing 1989 0804809844 / 9780804809849 Paperback Very Good 
Nihongi is an account of the story of Japan, focusing on the influence of B uddhism and the advanced culture of China, which entered Japan via Korea. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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