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1 Barr, Pat THE COMING OF THE BARBARIANS: A STORY OF WESTERN SETTLEMENT IN JAPAN 1853-1 870
Macmillan 1967 First Hardcover Very Good/Good 
A highly collectible copy of this first edition,no underlinings not price c lipped or an ex-lib. 236pp. Illustrated with Photo Plates & Maps. Pictorial Dust Jacket. 
Price: 1500.00 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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NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR: AND OTHER WRITINGS, Basho, Matsuo
3 Basho, Matsuo NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR: AND OTHER WRITINGS
Shambhala 2000 1570627169 / 9781570627163 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. Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644?1694)--who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty--is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. This volume includes a masterful translation of this celebrated work along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over two hundred fifty of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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4 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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5 Connaughton, Richard RISING SUN AND TUMBLING BEAR: RUSSIA'S WAR WITH JAPAN
Cassell 2007 0304366579 / 9780304366576 Paperback Very Good 
The definitive history of the Russo-Japanese war The Russians were wrong-footed from the start, fighting in Manchuria at the end of a 5,000 mile single track railway; the Japanese were a week or so from their bases. The Russian command structure was hopelessly confused, their generals old and incompetent, the Tsar cautious and uncertain. The Russian naval defeat at Tsushima was as farcical as it was complete. The Japanese had defeated a big European power, and the lessons for the West were there for all to see, had they cared to do so. From this curious war, so unsafely ignored for the most part by the military minds of the day, Richard Connaughton has woven a fascinating narrative to appeal to readers at all levels. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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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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PANDEMONIUM AND PARADE: JAPANESE MONSTERS AND THE CULTURE OF YOKAI / EDITIO N 1, Foster, Michael Dylan
7 Foster, Michael Dylan PANDEMONIUM AND PARADE: JAPANESE MONSTERS AND THE CULTURE OF YOKAI / EDITIO N 1
9780520253629 2008 0520253620 / 9780520253629 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. Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as ykai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks ykai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century natural histories to their starring role in twentieth-century popular media. Focusing on the intertwining of belief and commodification, fear and pleasure, horror and humor, he illuminates different conceptions of the "natural" and the "ordinary" and sheds light on broader social and historical paradigms-and ultimately on the construction of Japan as a nation. 
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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. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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I SAW TOKYO BURNING: EYEWITNESS NARRATIVE FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, Guillain, Robert
9 Guillain, Robert I SAW TOKYO BURNING: EYEWITNESS NARRATIVE FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA
John Murray Publishers Ltd 1981 0719538629 / 9780719538629 Hardcover Good/Good 

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FOLK RELIGION IN JAPAN: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (HASKELL LECTURES ON HISTORY OF RELIGIONS), Hori, Ichiro
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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KYOTO SAMURAI STORY, Kuwahara, Kayoko
11 Kuwahara, Kayoko KYOTO SAMURAI STORY
Rosedog Pr 2011 1434986926 / 9781434986924 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. Samurais must be perseverant and live on frugal food. Clenching to carry on with fortitude is virtuous, and they grow up being taught this way. Samura is strain for the clan and family valiantly and audaciously. Kiyomorrison Taira was once the most glorious man in the country with whom many aristocrats wanted to have a relationship, but he got lost in the dazz ling triumph. Although life is filled with relentless brutality, people do not forget it blooms with love and benevolence. 
Price: 2400.00 JPY
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HIROHITO: THE WAR YEARS, Manning, Paul
12 Manning, Paul HIROHITO: THE WAR YEARS
Random House Publishing Grou 1989 0553347950 / 9780553347951 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 700.00 JPY
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JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY (LITTLEFIELD ADAMS QUALITY PAPERBACKS), Meyer, Milton W.
13 Meyer, Milton W. JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY (LITTLEFIELD ADAMS QUALITY PAPERBACKS)
Littlefield Adams Quality Pa 1992 0822630184 / 9780822630180 Paperback Good 
This popular introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative and up-t o-date overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history. Milton W. Meyer's conci se explanations of Japanese traditions, religion, history, economics, polit ics, and relations with the West provide an invaluable aid for understandin g contemporary Japanese society and values. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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14 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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15 Murphy, R. Taggart JAPAN AND THE SHACKLES OF THE PAST
Oxford University Press 2016 0190619589 / 9780190619589 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 and the Shackles of the Past by R. Taggart Murphy Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced na tions, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one o f the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic upheava ls have made regular appearances from the feudal era to the present. Today, Japan is seen as a has-been with a sluggish economy, an aging population, dysfunctional politics, and a business landscape dominated by yesterday's c hampions. Though it is supposed to be America's strongest ally in the Asia- Pacific region, it has almost entirely disappeared from the American radar screen. In Japan and the Shackles of the Past, R. Taggart Murphy places the current troubles of Japan in a sweeping historical context, moving deftly from early feudal times to the modern age that began with the Meiji Restoration. Combining fascinating analyses of Japanese culture and society over the centuries with hard-headed accounts of Japan's numerous political regimes, Murphy not only reshapes our understanding of Japanese history, but of Japan's place in the contemporary world. He concedes that Japan has indeed been out of sight and out of mind in recent decades, but contends that this is already changing. Political and economic developments in Japan today risk upheaval in the pivotal arena of Northeast Asia, inviting comparisons with Europe on the eve. 
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BUSHIDO (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE EDITION), Nitobe, Inazo
16 Nitobe, Inazo BUSHIDO (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE EDITION)
Kodansha International Ltd 1999 4770024029 / 9784770024022 Paperback As New 
An exposition of the spirit of the samurai and the soul of the Japanese, wr itten by Japanese internationalist, Nitobe Inazo. 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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LOW CITY, HIGH CITY: TOKYO FROM EDO TO THE EARTHQUAKE, Seidensticker, Edward
17 Seidensticker, Edward LOW CITY, HIGH CITY: TOKYO FROM EDO TO THE EARTHQUAKE
C.E. Tuttle 1984 4805304944 / 9784805304945 Paperback Very Good 

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18 Zensho-An(Editor) YAMAOKA TESSHU : ZEN AND SWORDSMANSHIP FROM THE YAMAOKA TESSHU ARCHIVES
Zensho-an 2009 4990451805 / 9784990451806 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 18000.00 JPY
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NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR: AND OTHER WRITINGS, Basho, Matsuo
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PANDEMONIUM AND PARADE: JAPANESE MONSTERS AND THE CULTURE OF YOKAI / EDITIO N 1, Foster, Michael Dylan
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