Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Sort

Showing 1-13 of 13

Image for THE LIGHT OF MORNING: MEMOIRS OF THE NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVORS

THE LIGHT OF MORNING: MEMOIRS OF THE NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVORS

By: Burke-Gaffney, Brian

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Nagasaki National Peace Memo: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000046252

ISBN: 4990254503

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. View more info

A TOKYO ROMANCE: A MEMOIR

By: Buruma, Narrator) Ian (Author

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin Audio: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000047366

ISBN: 1101981431

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. A classic memoir of self-invention in a strange land: Ian Buruma's unflinch ing account of his amazing journey into the heart of Tokyo's underground cu lture as a young man in the 1970s When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more than an ide a in his mind, a fantasy of a distant land. A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper middle class youth, what he longed for wasn't so much the exo tic as the raw, unfiltered humanity he ha... View more info

Image for DON'T COME BACK!

DON'T COME BACK!

By: Elliott, Reiko

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Horizon Press: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000046235

ISBN: 0958244855

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. Don't Come Back! is the remarkable true story of Reiko Elliott, a courageou s and multi-talented Japanese woman born into a famous family who meets a N ew Zealand businessman and leaves Japan to embark on a new adventure in a W estern land. Her father was JapanÂ's most successful international movie star, and a col league of Charlie ChaplinÂ's during the silent film era. Reiko trained as a n actress herself, but later developed a career as an artis... View more info

Image for A DIARY OF DARKNESS: THE WARTIME DIARY OF KIYOSAWA KIYOSHI

A DIARY OF DARKNESS: THE WARTIME DIARY OF KIYOSAWA KIYOSHI

By: Kiyoshi, Kiyosawa

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000047035

ISBN: 069100143X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A Diary of Darkness is one of the most important and compelling documents o f wartime Japan. Between 1942 and 1945, the liberal journalist Kiyosawa Kiy oshi (1890-1945) kept at great personal risk a diary of his often subversiv e social and political observations and his personal struggles. The diary c aused a sensation when it was published in Japan in 1948 and is today regar ded as a classic. This is the first time it has appeared in English. Kiyosawa was an American-educated commentator on politics and foreign affai rs who became increasingly isolated in Japan as militant nationalists rose... 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

Image for BUILD UP,BUILD UP,PREPARE THE ROAD!Â??THE LIFE OF MISS THOMASINE ALLEN

BUILD UP,BUILD UP,PREPARE THE ROAD!Â??THE LIFE OF MISS THOMASINE ALLEN

By: Meguro, Yasuko

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Kyo, Bun Kwan:

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000044213

ISBN: 476429964X

Condition: Like New


View more info

Image for THE SUCCESSOR: MY LIFE

THE SUCCESSOR: MY LIFE

By: Otani, Kosho

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: Buddhist Books International: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000044577

ISBN: 0914910507

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for NO ONE'S PERFECT

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 brought such a winning optimism into the crowds around him -- curious kindergartners, ske ptical members of the school board,... View more info

Image for NO ONE'S PERFECT

NO ONE'S PERFECT

By: Ototake, Hirotada

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Kodansha English Library:

Seller ID: RWARE0000040250

ISBN: 4770029675

Condition: Very Good


View more info

Image for FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE: 1946-1948

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 at play, coping with the U.S. Army, marveling at Japan's people, cultures and customs, lamenting the destruction and despair o... View more info

Image for KUKAI THE UNIVERSAL: SCENES FROM HIS LIFE

KUKAI THE UNIVERSAL: SCENES FROM HIS LIFE

By: Ryotaro, Shiba

Price: ¥8,000.00

Publisher: ICG Muse: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045103

ISBN: 4925080474

Condition: 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. This comprehensive work chronicles the life of Kukai, the monk who brought Buddhism to Japan in the ninth century and is considered to be the father of Japanese culture. View more info

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

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 filmography. The movies are arranged by original U.S. release titles, and include cast and production credits, studio, Japanese ... View more info

Image for ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS : AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE

ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS : AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE

By: TWIGGER, ROBERT

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Orion Pub Co: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000047337

ISBN: 0753808587

Condition: Very Good


Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronoun ce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: h e'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation and sweaty squalor of a cramped apartment in Fuji Heights, Twigger sets out to cleans e his body and his mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts, and the brutally demanding course of budo training taken by the Tokyo Riot Police, where any ascetic m otivation soon comes up against blood-stained dogis and fractured colla... View more info