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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 

Price: 1500.00 JPY
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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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The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion, Daniels, Roger
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. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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Kempei Tai, Deacon, Richard
5 Deacon, Richard Kempei Tai
Berkley 1985 0425074587 / 9780425074589 Paperback Good 
Story about the Japanese Secret Service. 
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Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys: Guilty Lessons, Dierkes, Julian
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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Everyday Life in Imperial Japan, Dunn, C. J.
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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Folk Religion in Japan: Continuity and Change (Haskell Lectures on History of Religions), Hori, Ichiro
9 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
10 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. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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11 Keene, Donald Japanese literature; an introduction for Western readers
Grove Press 1955 Paperback Good 

Price: 3000.00 JPY
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12 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
13 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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14 Milton, Giles Samurai William
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 2002 0340794674 / 9780340794678 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
The adventures of the Englishman who opened the East. This book illuminates a Jacobean world whose horizons were rapidly expanding and a Japan that wa s still unknown to the rest of the world. In the winter of 1611, a letter w as received by the merchants of the East India Company. The fact that it ca me from Japan, a forbidden and unknown land, was a cause of wonder, but eve n more remarkable was that the writer was an Englishman by the name of Will iam Adams. Adams had sailed to the East in 1598, but most of his company ha d died by the time their ship was washed up unexpectedly in Japan. He fell in love with the barbaric splendour of the country and decided to settle. H e forged a close friendship with the ruthless Shogun leyasu, took a Japanes e wife and sired a new, mixed-blood family. However, his homesick letter to London inspired the merchants to plan an expedition to the Far East, wishi ng to trade with the Japanese through Adams' good offices. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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JAPAN the story of a nation, Reischauer, Edwin O.
15 Reischauer, Edwin O. JAPAN the story of a nation
Tuttle Shokai Inc 2004 4805306661 / 9784805306666 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: 3500.00 JPY
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16 Sansom, George A History of Japan to 1334
Stanford University Press 1958 0804705232 / 9780804705233 Paperback Very Good 
This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civiliza tion to 1334 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While comple te in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-scale, comprehensive history of Japan. Taken as a whole , the projected history represents the culmination of the life work of perh aps the most distinguished historian now writing on Japan. Unlike the renow ned Short Cultural History, it is concerned mainly with political and socia l phenomena and only incidentally touches on religion, literature, and the arts. The treatment is primarily descriptive and factual, but the author of fers some pragmatic interpretations and suggests comparisons with the histo ry of other peoples. A History of Japan to 1334 describes the growth from t ribal origins of an organized state on a Chinese model, gives a picture of the life of the Royal Court, and examines the conflict between a polished u rban nobility and a warlike rural gentry. It traces the evolution of an eff icient system of feudal government which deprived the sovereign of all but his ritual functions and the prestige of his ancestry. The structure of Jap anese feudal society is depicted in some detail and explained in terms of i ts internal stresses and its behavior in peace and war, especially during t he period of the Mongol attacks in the last decades of the thirteenth centu ry. The volume ends with the collapse of the feudal government at Kamakura under the attack of ambitious rivals. 
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17 Sansom, George A History of Japan, 1334-1615
Stanford University Press 1961 0804705259 / 9780804705257 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. This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization from 1334 to 1615 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-scale, comprehensive history of Japan. Taken as a whole, the projected history represents the culmination of the life work of perhaps the most distinguished historian now writing on Japan. Unlike the renowned Short Cultural History, it is concerned mainly with political and social phenomena and only incidentally touches on religion, literature, and the arts. The treatment is primarily descriptive and factual, but the author offers some pragmatic interpretations and suggests comparisons with the history of other peoples. A History of Japan: 1334-1615 describes the growth of a new feudal hierarchy, the ebb and flow of civil war, the rise and fall of great families, and the development amidst extreme political disorder of remarkable new features in institutional and economic life. This is the period of expanding relations with other parts of Asia and of the arrival of traders and missionaries from European countries-the first contact of Japan with the West. The volume ends with an account of the abortive invasion of Korea and the last outburst of the civil war that was terminated in 1615 by the victory of the first of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Ieyasu. 
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18 Sansom, George Bailey An historical grammar of Japanese
Nabu Press 2011 1179769457 / 9781179769455 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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Castles of Japan, Schmorleitz, Morton S.
19 Schmorleitz, Morton S. Castles of Japan
Tuttle Publishing 1974 0804811024 / 9780804811026 Hardcover Good/Good 

Price: 800.00 JPY
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20 Tames, Richard A Traveller's History of Japan
Cassell Reference 2002 0304362441 / 9780304362448 Paperback Very Good 
'It succeeds admirably in its goal of making the present country comprehens ible through a narrative of its past, with asides on everything from bonsai to zazen, in a brisk, highly readable style...you could easily read it on the flight over if you skip the movie.' WASHINGTON POST Whether you are goi ng to Japan on business, to study, to teach or simply on vacation, you know that you are going to a country which really does merit the title 'unique' . A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF JAPAN not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introd uction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. Politi cal, social and industrial history and economics are also well covered; thi s clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai achieved stupendous economic growth in the twentieth century only to lose its way at the turn of the millennium. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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