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Manabeshima Island Japan: : One Island, Two Months, One Minicar, Sixty Crabs, Eighty Bites and Fifty Shots of Shochu - Florent Chavouet
More than just a Japan travel guide, this graphic novel paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan.

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Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods - Florent Chavouet
An illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides as well as an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and entertaining graphic memoir.

 

History

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The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan - W.G. Beasley
Chronicles the history of Japan from the sixth century to the twentieth century.

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Japan in World History - James L. Huffman

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Japan: Its History and Culture - W. Scott Morton, Kenneth Olenik
Examines Japan's history and culture from its earliest known civilization to the twenty-first century, discussing such topics as the imperial court, religion, art, geography, agriculture, economics, and challenges for the nation's future.

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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Volume One: From Earliest Times to 1600 - compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Donald Keene, George Tanabe, and Paul Varley

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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged: Part 2: 1868 to 2000 - edited by William Theodore de Bary

 

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan - editors, Richard Bowring, Peter Kornicki

 

Modern Japan

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Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan - Jeff Kingston (Editor)
An interdisciplinary compendium by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Among the issues covered are nuclear and renewable energy, civil society, ethnic minorities, and post-3.11 developments.

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A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present - Andrew Gordon
Gordon illuminates the interconnectedness of Japanese developments with world history.

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Inventing Japan, 1853-1964 - Ian Buruma

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The Making of Modern Japan - Marius B. Jansen

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Modern Japan - edited by James L. Huffman

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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor - Norma Field

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Modern Japan - Peter Duus

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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West - T.R. Reid
The author draws upon his experiences living with his family in Japan to examine the cultural differences between the East and the West, exploring how Japan, China, Taiwan, and other East Asian countries have managed to maintain low crime rates, stable families, good educational systems, and civil harmony while Western countries are in chaos.

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Modern Japan: A Social and Political History - Elise K. Tipton

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The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan - Donald Richie ; compiled, edited, and with an introduction by Arturo Silva

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Japanese Today: Change and Continuity - Edwin O. Reischauer

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Japanese Women: New Feminist Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future - edited by Kumiko Fujimura-Fanselow and Atsuko Kameda
Features twenty-six essays that chronicle the revolution for Japanese women in education, family, work, politics, religion, and culture over the past 100 years, and discussing the impact of old traditions and new pressures.

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Culture

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Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization - Ian Condry
Offers a comprehensive analysis of hip-hop music and culture in Japan, focusing on how globalization has influenced the development of the country's hip-hop culture and how hip-hop has influenced the country's ideas of gender and pop culture.

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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture - Mark Schilling
Contains over sixty alphabetically arranged essays that provide information about various aspects of Japanese pop culture, covering television, films, music, cartoons, food, fads, sports, and other topics.

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The Japanese Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Japanese - Noriko Takada
A guide to understanding how people from Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives; includes descriptions of eighty-nine key traits that represent the values of the Japanese people.

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Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture - Charles Shirō Inouye

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The Chrysanthemum and the Sword - Ruth Benedict

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Japanese Culture, 4th Edition - H. Paul Varley

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Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval - Merry Isaacs White

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A Hundred Years of Japanese Film: A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos - Donald Richie

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