Gai-Jin by James Clavell

By James Clavell


The inheritor to the extraordinary English buying and selling corporation, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the 1st Toranaga Shogun combating to usher his state into the modern age…a appealing younger French girl without end torn among ambition and desireTheir lives intertwine in an unique land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn aside by way of greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell’s most up-to-date masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan—an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets and techniques, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.…

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Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki

By Junichiro Tanizaki

Tanizaki's masterpiece is the tale of 4 sisters, and the declining fortunes of a standard eastern relations. it's a loving and sentimental game of the luxurious, elaborate upper-class lifetime of Osaka instantly sooner than international battle . With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays naked the sinews of satisfaction, and brings a vanished period to bright existence.

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Samurai Commanders. 1577-1638 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

This moment quantity approximately Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a interval whilst merely the main capable leaders survived. This used to be a time while the prowess of a commander used to be measured as a lot by way of his strategic and organizational talents as through his person scuffling with abilities and he used to be anticipated to provide as nice a express of power within the council chamber as at the battlefield. This e-book discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of proficient commanders similar to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - nice males who stood out prominently because of their problematic matches of armour and helmets, their gorgeous own heraldry and their nice armies.

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Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional by Patricia L. Maclachlan

By Patricia L. Maclachlan

Offering comparisons to the U.S. and Britain, this ebook examines Japan's postwar customer safety move. equipped mostly by way of and for housewives and spurred via significant instances of expense gouging and product illness, the move resulted in the passage of uncomplicated customer safety laws in 1968. even if a lot of the tale issues the recognized "iron triangle" of huge company, nationwide bureaucrats, and conservative celebration politics, Maclachlan takes a broader viewpoint. She issues to the significance of job on the neighborhood point, the function of minority events, the restricted software of the courts, and where of legal professionals and teachers in offering entry to strength. those light social concepts have led to an important volume of client protection.

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Global Warming: The Potential Impact on Japan by Shinji Nakagawa, Masato Sugi, Tatsuo Motoi, Seiji Yukimoto

By Shinji Nakagawa, Masato Sugi, Tatsuo Motoi, Seiji Yukimoto (auth.), Shuzo Nishioka, Hideo Harasawa (eds.)

Global warming poses a major risk to the standard of existence within the twenty first century. Taking Japan as an instance, this ebook explains the predicted impression of world warming on glossy society-natural ecosystems; agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; water assets and environments; the infrastructure and socioeconomic method; and human wellbeing and fitness. the latest medical and technical info is gifted through greater than 30 trendy researchers who're assessing the capability influence of worldwide warming on nature and society. the result of their examine offer dramatic proof of the urgency of the duty confronted via coverage makers in responding to weather swap. For scientists and govt officers alike, this quantity should be thought of required reading.

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Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders by Leslie Helm

By Leslie Helm

"A stunning, unsettling family members tale and a shiny traversal of contemporary jap historical past that may provoke the jaded Japan student and encourage the curious common reader or memoir fan." — Library Journal

Helm used to be the Tokyo correspondent for the l. a. instances whilst he learned that almost all of the articles he had written have been "critical of Japan in a few way." This was once marvelous contemplating Helm used to be born in Japan and is a component eastern himself. during this lovingly researched memoir, he sifts via 5 generations of Helms residing in Japan...history buffs will get pleasure from Helm's painstaking aspect and bold command of the fabric. — Publishers Weekly

"Yokohama Yankee is a fabulous and eloquent paintings of kinfolk background. What makes it extra outstanding is that this family's heritage additionally sheds gentle at the political, fiscal, cultural, and racial interactions and tensions among Japan and the U.S. for greater than a century and a part, correct as much as the current day. this can be a humane and insightful e-book that would be learn a long time from now." — James Fallows, nationwide correspondent for The Atlantic and writer of China Airborne

“Like a sword cleaving a bittersweet fruit, Leslie Helm’s saga of his mixed-blood relations in Japan cuts to the inescapable isolation of being white in a rustic the place blood nonetheless ability lots. Yokohama Yankee is a painfully intimate tale that spans greater than a century and brings the wrenching background of recent Japan right into a concentration that's either razor sharp and deeply human.” — Blaine Harden, writer of break out from Camp 14 and previous Tokyo bureau leader of The Washington Post

“Leslie Helm has written a full of life and interesting account of his notable family members historical past and its intertwining with Japan ... it's a hot and human tale that might appeal its readers.” — Kenneth B. Pyle, Henry M. Jackson professor of Asian heritage and Asian reports, college of Washington, and recipient of Japan’s Order of the emerging Sun

“One of the best correspondents to have stated on Japan, Leslie Helm tells the riveting, occasionally painful tale of his multinational, biracial service provider kin. dwelling in Yokohama for generations in conflict and peace, the Helms are on the center of Japan's lengthy sleek background with out ever truly changing into ‘Japanese.’” — Sheldon Garon, Nissan professor of eastern historical past at Princeton University

"Helm mines the numerous treasures of his family's prior, and the multicultural futures of his followed, eastern little ones, to enquire the mysteries of id which are locked away inside of we all. The relations fortune disappears, and kinfolk scatter within the winds of conflict and reconstruction. yet this wonderful tale continues to be, approximately an erudite guy attempting to make feel of the area, of the previous, and of himself." — Alex Beam, Boston Globe columnist

“[A] brilliant paintings choked with pathos, perception and humanity.” — Fred G. Notehelfer, emeritus professor of jap historical past at UCLA and writer of Japan via American Eyes: The magazine of Francis corridor, 1859-1866

Leslie Helm's determination to undertake jap teenagers launches him on a private trip via his family's one hundred forty years in Japan, starting together with his great-grandfather, who labored as an army consultant in 1870 and defied customized to marry his eastern mistress. The family's poignant reports of affection and struggle aid Helm conquer his cynicism and embody his eastern and American heritage.

This is the 1st booklet to examine Japan throughout 5 generations, with viewpoint that's either from the interior and during overseas eyes. Helm attracts on his great-grandfather's unpublished memoir and a wealth of fundamental resource fabric to carry his family members heritage to existence.

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Arbeitseinstellungen im interkulturellen Vergleich: Eine by Mathias Kern

By Mathias Kern

Die Kenntnis der kulturellen Gegebenheiten ist ein wichtiger Baustein unternehmerischen Handelns. Bezüglich der nationalen Unterschiede in der Einstellung zur Arbeit besteht jedoch ein Erkenntnisdefizit.

Auf der foundation umfangreicher empirischer Analysen präsentiert Mathias Kern umfassende und aktuelle Aussagen zur Arbeitseinstellung in Europa, Nordamerika und Japan. Anhand von fünf Mustern charakterisiert er anschaulich die unterschiedliche Arbeitskultur und erstellt je nach Land ein spezifisches Profil. Als Ursachen für die unterschiedliche Ausprägung kann er dabei die Ausbildungsdauer einer individual und die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung des Landes feststellen. Die zugrundeliegende modernisierungstheoretische Modellierung konnte der Autor damit bestätigen.

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Modern Japan: A Historical Survey (5th Edition) by Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

By Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Integrating political occasions with cultural, financial, and highbrow routine, Modern Japan offers a balanced and authoritative survey of contemporary jap historical past. A precis of Japan’s early heritage, emphasizing associations and structures that stimulated eastern society, presents a well-rounded creation to this crucial quantity, which specializes in the Tokugawa interval to the present.

The fifth edition of Modern Japan is up-to-date all through to incorporate the most recent details on Japan’s diplomacy, together with mystery diplomatic correspondence lately disclosed on WikiLeaks. This version brings jap heritage brand new within the submit September 11 period, detailing present matters corresponding to: the influence of the Gulf Wars on jap diplomacy, the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and next nuclear twist of fate, the hot tumultuous switch of political management, and Japan’s present monetary and international status.

An up-to-date chronological chart, record of best ministers, and bibliography also are integrated.

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Parade by Shuichi Yoshida

By Shuichi Yoshida

In a crowded two-bedroom residence in Tokyo, 4 eastern twenty-somethings are looking ahead to their lives to start. they've got come from in all places Japan, bringing with them desires of luck and romance, yet lifestyles isn’t precisely going as deliberate. Kotomi waits by way of the telephone for a boyfriend who by no means calls, Ryosuke is dozing along with his top friend’s female friend, and Mirai’s ingesting has develop into a significant challenge. in basic terms Naoki, an aspiring filmmaker and the glue that retains all of them jointly, seems on target. in the meantime, their round the corner associates are as much as anything suspicious, and a mysterious attacker is terrorizing the local.

When a homeless teen all of sudden seems, his arrival units off a sequence of occasions that might convey to mild darkish secrets and techniques the tenants of Apt. 401 have stored from one another—and from themselves. Parade—from Shuichi Yoshida (“Japan’s Stieg Larsson” —The Wall road Journal), the wildly renowned writer of Villain—is a stunning tale of existence within the huge urban.

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