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GIVING UP THE GUN: JAPAN'S REVERSION TO THE SWORD, 1543-1879

By: Perrin, Noel

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher In: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000048448

ISBN: 0879237732

Condition: Like New


Was there ever a time when a civilization, technically sophisticated, and i n full possession of its senses, reverted to an earlier, less advanced tech nology? You bet: Japan, 1543-1879. During this period Japan effectively pro hibited all production of firearms and gunpowder, and isolated itself from the rest of the world with a blockade that remained successful until Commod ore Perry's celebrated "opening of Japan" in 1854. An altogether fascinatin g book - because Perrin is a consistently good storyteller, because even hi s footnotes are a delight to read, and because this is a stor... View more info

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BENDING ADVERSITY: JAPAN AND THE ART OF SURVIVAL (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Pilling, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000046469

ISBN: 1846145465

Condition: Very Good


FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'An affectionate, beautifully written and counter-intuitively optimistic ta ke on the country, which stresses Japan's ability to reinvent itself' (Gide on Rachman, Financial Times) Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest econo mies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pi lling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable and surprising an alysis of a group of islands which have shown great resilience, both in the face of financial distress and when confronted with the overwhelming disas... View more info

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FADING VICTORY: THE DIARY OF ADMIRAL MATOME UGAKI, 1941-1945

By: Ugaki, Matome

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000048639

ISBN: 0822936658

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Matome Ugaki was chief of staff of the Combined Fleet under admiral Isoroku Yamamoto until both were shot down over Bougainville on April 18, 1943, re sulting in Yamamoto's death. Following his recovery from injuries sustained in the incident, Ugaki commanded a battleship division and later directed the kamikaze attacks against U.S. forces off Okinawa. His diary, augmented by clarifying editorial commentary, is historically invaluable because it p rovides intimate day-to-day glimpse... View more info

THE CONCEPT OF HELL

By: Umehara, Takeshi

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Shueisha:

Seller ID: RWARE0000044861

ISBN: 4087742202

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

SHADES OF THE PAST; OR, INDISCREET TALES OF JAPAN. DECORATIONS BY JEAN WILL IAMS

By: Williams, Harold S.

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: C. E. Tuttle Co: 1959

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000044959

Condition: Good/Good


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MASTER SORAI'S RESPONSALS: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF SORAI SENSEI TOMONSH O.

By: Yamashita, Samuel Hideo

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045101

ISBN: 082481570X

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. Master Sorai's Responsals was to eighteenth-century Japan what The Prince w as to Renaissance Italy. Like Machiavelli, Ogyu Sorai (1666-1728) was a hum anist scholar who served a prince (one of the shogun's chief lieutenants) a nd drew on his experiences as a house philosopher and on his vast knowledge of history and political affairs in his work. In 1720, when he began to wr ite the letters that comprise this text, the Tokugawa regime was more than a... View more info

YEARS OF TRIAL JAPAN IN THE 1990S

By: Yoichi, Masuzoe

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Japan Echo Inc: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045555

ISBN: 4915226085

Condition: Very Good


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YAMAOKA TESSHU : ZEN AND SWORDSMANSHIP FROM THE YAMAOKA TESSHU ARCHIVES

By: Zensho-An(Editor)

Price: ¥18,000.00

Publisher: Zensho-an: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000041343

ISBN: 4990451805

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info