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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

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A TOKYO ROMANCE: A MEMOIR

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000048538

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 1970's 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 middleclass youth, what he longed for wasn't so much the exot ic as the raw, unfiltered humanity he ha... View more info

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

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THE REASON I JUMP: THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM

By: Higashida, Naoki

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000048406

ISBN: 1444776754

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. "One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It's truly moving, eye-op ening, incredibly vivid."--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You've never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida , a very smart, very self-a... View more info

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LONELY PLANET JOURNEYS: LOST JAPAN

By: Kerr, Alex

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Lonely Planet: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000048963

ISBN: 0864423705

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. Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draw s on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr takes u s on a backstage tour, as he explores the ritualized world of Kabuki, retra ces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, t ells how he stumbled on a hidden valley that became his home...and exposes the environmental and cultural destruction that is the other face of contem ... 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

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


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

By: Mockett, Marie Mutsuki

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000048519

ISBN: 0393352293

Condition: Fine/Fine


"Read it. You will be uplifted."â??Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for 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's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mocke tt also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that dis... View more info

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

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

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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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

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

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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