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Murder in Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime and Detection, Apostolou, John L.
1 Apostolou, John L. Murder in Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime and Detection
Dembner Books 1987 0934878870 / 9780934878876 Hardcover Good/Good 
The psychological test / by Edogawa Rampo -- The red chamber / by Edogawa R ampo -- The razor / by Naoya Shiga -- Han's crime / by Naoya Shiga -- The t hief / by Junichiro Tanizaki -- In a grove / by Ryunosuke Akutagawa -- The affair of the Arabesque inlay / by Tatsuzo Ishikawa -- Black market blues / by Haruto Ko -- The secret alibi / by Seicho Matsumoto -- The woman who to ok the local paper / by Seicho Matsumoto -- Rain / by Shotaro Yasuoka -- Th e dream soldier / by Kobo Abe -- The pawnshop murder / by Shizuko Natsuki - - The sole of the foot / by Shizuko Natsuki. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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2 Ashizawa, Ethne Where Hydrangeas Grow
Carnegie Publishing 1996 1858214106 / 9781858214108 1st Edition Hardcover F/F 
A highly collectible first edition/printing,(inscribed by the author) a tig ht clean copy protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclippe d dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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Voice of the Sword: Book One of the "Sword, Mirror, Jewel" Trilogy, Catton, John Paul
3 Catton, John Paul Voice of the Sword: Book One of the "Sword, Mirror, Jewel" Trilogy
WinstonSaintPress 2012 4990632036 / 9784990632038 Paperback As New 
Book 1 of a brand-new YA urban fantasy series! 17-year-old Reiko Bergman th ought she had her hands full with exam stress and adjusting to life in mode rn Tokyo after 5 years in the USA - but her boyfriend has been possessed by a shadow-demon from another dimension, and creatures from Japanese mytholo gy are stalking the corridors of her school ... Her next lesson will be in a brand new subject: survival. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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4 Chiyo, Uno Story of a Single Woman
Kodansha Europe 0804819017 / 9780804819015 1st Edition Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean Charles E Tuttle 1993 First Edition Soft Cover (not ex-lib) 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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Golden Country, Endo, Shusaku
5 Endo, Shusaku Golden Country
Peter Owen Ltd 1989 0720607582 / 9780720607581 Hardcover Good/Good 
Tr. from the Japanese by F. Mathy. The events described in this play take p lace in 1633, 100 years after Christianity was introduced to Japan, by whic h time Japanese Christians were being cruelly persecuted by the government. The central character is a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Given shelter by a Christian farming community, Father Ferreira is besieged by everyone for help, even by one of his chief persecutors. Eventually Ferreira leaves his faith. A moving problem play that explores the disparity between Eastern an d Western attitudes and the inner struggle that this must lead to in active Christians such as himself""-Far Eastern Economic Review. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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The Ouroboros Wave, Hayashi, Jyouji
6 Hayashi, Jyouji The Ouroboros Wave
Haikasoru 2010 1421536455 / 9781421536453 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Ninety years from now, a satellite detects a nearby black hole scientists d ub Kali for the Hindu goddess of destruction. L to R (Western Style). Ninety years from now, a satellite detects a nearby black hole scientists dub Kali for the Hindu goddess of destruction. Humanity embarks on a generations-long project to tap the energy of the black hole, and found colonies on planets across the solar system. Earth and Mars and the moons Europa (Jupiter) and Titan (Uranus) develop radically different societies, with only Kali, that swirling vortex of destruction and creation, and the hated but crucial Artificial Accretion Disk Development association (AADD) in common. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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Summer of the Big Bachi, Hirahara, Naomi
7 Hirahara, Naomi Summer of the Big Bachi
Dell 2008 0440241545 / 9780440241546 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. In the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is just another Japanese-American ga rdener, his lawnmower blades clean and sharp, his truck carefully tuned. Bu t while Mas keeps lawns neatly trimmed, his own life has gone to seed. His wife is dead. And his livelihood is falling into the hands of the men he on ce hired by the day. For Mas, a life of sin is catching up to him. And now bachi-the spirit of retribution-is knocking on his door. It begins when a stranger comes around, asking questions about a nurseryman who once lived in Hiroshima, a man known as Joji Haneda. By the end of the summer, Joji will be dead and Mas's own life will be in danger. For while Mas was building a life on the edge of the American dream, he has kept powe rful secrets: about three friends long ago, about two lives entwined, and a bout what really happened when the bomb fell on Hiroshima in August 1945. A spellbinding mystery played out from war-torn Japan to the rich tidewaters of L.A.'s multicultural landscape, this stunning debut novel weaves a powerful tale of family, loyalty, and the price of both survival and forgiveness. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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8 Ikenami, Shotaro Bridge of Darkness: The Return of the Master Assassin
Kodansha International 1993 4770017286 / 9784770017284 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, no inscriptions. 
Price: 4000.00 JPY
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The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan, Inoue, Yasushi
9 Inoue, Yasushi The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan
Tuttle Publishing 2005 0804837015 / 9780804837019 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. The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan presents an accurate portrait of this era in Japanese history. Originally published in Japanese in 1959, this classic novel by Yasushi Ino ue takes place during the Japanese Warring Era (1467-1573)-a time when a fr actured Japan was ruled by three young powerful warlords: Takeda Shingen, I wagawa Yoshimoto and Hojo Ujiyasu. The story focuses on Takeda Shingen and his one-eyed, crippled strategist, Yamamoto Kansuke. The brilliant strategi es of Kansuke, inspired by his passion for war and his admiration for his e nemies' war tactics, are beautifully expressed throughout this book. Takeda Shingen-a proud and confident warlord-wants to expand his territory. When he retains the ambitious and mysterious Yamamoto Kansuke-a masterless, unheralded samurai-as his war strategist, he discovers a bold and cunning collaborator. Kansuke's talents at diplomacy and his prescient understanding of war strategy leads Shingen's clan to great success, a path which leads the pair to Princess Yuu. When Kansuke discovers her among the ruins of a castle he has just captured, she is about to commit ritual suicide, jigaki. Kansuke falls under her spell-and convinces her to live to carry on her family's lineage. The conflicting ambitions of Shingen, Kansuke, and Princess Yuu are at the heart of this complex and intensely dramatic story. Each of the three needs the others in order to attain their goals. In the end, the lines between who is using whom are blurred beyond understa 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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Socrates In Love, Katayama, Kyoichi
10 Katayama, Kyoichi Socrates In Love
VIZ Media LLC 2008 1421513927 / 9781421513928 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 500.00 JPY
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The Sunken Temple, Kizaki, Satoko
11 Kizaki, Satoko The Sunken Temple
Kodansha International (JPN) 1994 4770016794 / 9784770016799 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A turbulent novel of suspense set in a rural temple town on the Japan Sea, and an incisive psychological examination of the essential instability of a spiritual life that denies the power of flesh. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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Passover, Kometani, Fumiko
12 Kometani, Fumiko Passover
Carroll & Graf 1989 0881845094 / 9780881845099 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

Price: 600.00 JPY
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13 Nakayama, Chinatsu Behind the Waterfall
Virago Press Ltd 1990 1853812692 / 9781853812699 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
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. Three novellas from a contemporary Japanese writer who is also a member of the Japanese parliament. A child actress struggles to comprehend the mysterious motives of the adults around her, a young wife is caught in a romantic triangle and the final story concerns an afternoon television programme. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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Light and Darkness, Natsume, Soseki
14 Natsume, Soseki Light and Darkness
Charles E. Tuttle Company 1986 480530278X / 9784805302781 Paperback Very Good 
Minor wear to cover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: An unfinished novel by Sohseki Natsume; translated from the Japanese, with a critical essay by V.H. Viglielmo 
Price: 1800.00 JPY
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The Next Continent, Ogawa, Issui
15 Ogawa, Issui The Next Continent
Haikasoru 2010 142153441X / 9781421534411 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Humanity is returning to the moon, but this time the mission is Japanese, a nd in private hands for commercial purposes. L to R (Western Style). Humanity is returning to the moon, but this time the mission is Japanese, and in private hands for commercial purposes. The year is 2025 and Otaba General Construction-a firm that has built structures to survive the Antarctic and the Sahara-has received its most daunting challenge yet. Sennosuke Touenji, the chairman of one of the world's largest leisure conglomerates, wants a moon base fit for civilian use, and he wants his granddaughter Tae to be his eyes and ears on the harsh lunar surface. Tae and Otaba engineer Aomine head to the moon where adventure, trouble, and perhaps romance await. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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The Tale of Genji: A Reader's Guide, Puette, William J.
16 Puette, William J. The Tale of Genji: A Reader's Guide
Tuttle Publishing 2004 0804833311 / 9780804833318 Paperback Near Fine 
The 11th century epic The Tale of Genji is rightly considered to be one of the finest works of writing and is, according to Nobel laureate Yasunari Ka wabata, the highest pinnacle of Japanese literature. Filled with sparkling poetry and imaginative wordplay, it follows the myriad adventures of Genji, an illegitimate son of the Emperor, blessed with great beauty and talent. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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The Tale of Genji, Shikibu, Murasaki
17 Shikibu, Murasaki The Tale of Genji
Tuttle Publishing 2011 4805308729 / 9784805308721 Paperback Very Good 
Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel-and after more than a millennium, th is seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Mur asaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched infl uence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests what was to become an ima ge of the ideal Heian era courtier; gentle and passionate. Genji is also a master poet, dancer, musician and painter. The Tale of Genji follows Prince Genji through his many loves, and varied passions. This book has influence d not only generations of courtiers and samurai of the distant past, but ar tists and painters even in modern times-episodes in the tale have been inco rporated into the design of kimonos and handicrafts, and the four-line poem s called waka which dance throughout this work have earned it a place as a classic text in the study of poetry. This version by Kencho Suematsu was the first-ever translation in English. Condensed, it's a quarter length of the unabridged text, making it perfect for readers with limited time. 
Price: 1900.00 JPY
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Rotary Sushi: Many Kinds of Stories, Wright, Hillel
18 Wright, Hillel Rotary Sushi: Many Kinds of Stories
Printed Matter Press, Tokyo 2004 4900178225 / 9784900178229 Paperback Very Good 
Hillel Wright is a product of the 60s and 70s. American, Canadian, hippie, wastrel, womanizer, fisherman, poet, teacher and masterful story teller. Th is book takes stories from all eras and most recently from his Japan period and adds one translation by Mihoro Kizuki. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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