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UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN

By: Bird, Isabella Lucy

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publ: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000042235

ISBN: 1481275704

Condition: Very Good


Isabella Bird was a gifted observer of her surroundings and an intrepid adv enturer. Her epic and austere trek from the capital of Meiji-era Japan nort hward to and thru Hokkaido gives readers a unique look at late 1800's Japan through the eyes of a westerner. By her rich prose, Bird draws a vivid wor d picture of the harsh life that confronted not only travelers but the aver age Japanese. Bird's account is a page turner--one that makes readers feel as if they are accomp... View more info

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THE BROTHERS: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF JAPAN'S RICHEST FAMILY

By: Downer, Lesley

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Pub: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000039968

ISBN: 0099576716

Condition: Good


The Brothers: The Hidden World of Japan's Richest Family by Lesley Downer The epic, untold story of the men behind Japan's greatest business dynasty, and their rise from obscurity to extreme wealth and power, The Brothers re counts the public and private lives of the Tsutsumi family, who are to Japa n what the Rockefellers or the Gettys are to the West. Editorial Reviews The Sultan of Brunei and the Queen of England are said to be the only people in the world richer t... View more info

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PRINCESS MASAKO: PRISONER OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM THRONE

By: Hills, Ben

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Tarcher: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043170

ISBN: 1585425680

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A portrait of Princess Masako, the Harvard- and Oxford-educated woman who s acrificed her career as a diplomat to marry Crown Prince Naruhito, offers a look into the mysterious world of Japan's imperial family. View more info

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NUMBER 2 HOME: A STORY OF JAPANESE PIONEERS IN AUSTRALIA

By: Jones, Noreen

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Pr: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000039285

ISBN: 1863683682

Condition: 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 Japanese who migrated to Australia before 1901 were not only the prosti tutes, pimps and pearlers of popular fiction. They were families, farmers a nd fishermen, entrepreneurs and itinerants. With determination and ambition many of them successfully established themselves in their new home. But th e few who were granted citi... View more info

ANOTHER BRIDGE OVER THE PACIFIC: A MAN FROM AN ISLAND AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE

By: Koriyama, Naoshi

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Vantage Pr: 1993

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000007584

ISBN: 0533103851

Condition: F/NF


A highly collectible first edition/printing,signed by the author,a tight cl ean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped du stjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Another Bridge over the Pacific. View more info

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AUTUMN LIGHTNING: THE EDUCATION OF AN AMERICAN SAMURAI

By: Lowry, Dave

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000032088

ISBN: 1570621152

Condition: Good


Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjut su (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of t he masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts , he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound rele vance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the s... View more info

WHERE THE DEAD PAUSE, AND THE JAPANESE SAY GOODBYE: A JOURNEY

By: Mockett, Marie Mutsuki

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000043590

ISBN: 0393352293

Condition: 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. "Read it. You will be uplifted."Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale fo r the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fuk ushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfathe r... View more info

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PICTURES FROM THE WATER TRADE - AN ENGLISHMAN IN JAPAN

By: Morley, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Can: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000043233

ISBN: 0006541461

Condition: Very Good


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NO ONE'S PERFECT

By: Ototake, Hirotada

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN): 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027214

ISBN: 4770025009

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Hirotada Ototake -- known by his friends as Oto -- has proven again and aga in that hard work, humor, versatility, and an upbeat approach to life are a s valuable as limbs. No One's Perfect is his true account of how he met and beat one challenge after another. In a style purposefully meant to reach all ages, Oto writes about his uniqu e childhood growing up in Japan, a country that traditionally has shielded the disabled from the public eye. From his earliest days, he ... View more info

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NO ONE'S PERFECT

By: Ototake, Hirotada

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Kodansha English Library:

Seller ID: RWARE0000040250

ISBN: 4770029675

Condition: Very Good


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SAMURAI AND SILK

By: Reischauer, Haru

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: TUTTLE: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000043119

ISBN: 4805305053

Condition: Very Good


"Samurai and Silk" is a rare treasure: a book of penetrating insight into t he Japanese character and the forging of modern Japan from the feudal Tokug awa shoguns to present day economic titans. Only Haru Reischauer could have written this extraordinary family account, beginning with her two illustri ous grandfathers: one, a provincial samurai who became a founding father of the Meiji government; the other, a scion of a wealthy and enterprising pea sant family w... View more info

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FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE: 1946-1948

By: Ruggieri, Mary A.

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Portsmouth Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000038016

ISBN: 0979875714

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. An American girl left college to join the Women's Army Corps during WWII, and volunteered for postwar duty in Japan. Sixty years later she shares that historic period of her life, 1946 to 1948, through her personal letters, journals and photographs from a country just beginning its recovery from war. This is an engaging account of an American WAC, at work and a... View more info

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THE JAPANESE FILMOGRAPHY: A COMPLETE REFERENCE TO 209 FILMMAKERS AND THE OV ER 1250 FILMS RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES, 1900 THR

By: Stuart, IV Galbraith

Price: ¥7,000.00

Publisher: McFarland & Company: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000030556

ISBN: 0786400323

Condition: 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 encyclopedic reference work treats a near-centurys worth of Japanese films released in the United States in theaters or on video and the important actors, directors, producers and technical personnel involved in them. For people, each entry provides birth date, education, death when appropriate, a brief biography, and a fil... View more info