Download Frommer's Tokyo (Frommer's Complete Guides) (12th Edition) by Beth Reiber PDF

By Beth Reiber

Specialist recommendation from an skilled writer. Our Frommer's Tokyo writer was once the 1st US resident appointed a YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by means of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, delivery, and Tourism for her decades writing approximately Japan. she is going to supply priceless insights and suggestion and should express you the genuine middle of Tokyo.
accomplished and transparent instructions for navigating a fast paced and sometimes overwhelming city.
the simplest of each local, together with swanky retailers within the Ginza district, the Imperial Palace (home of Japan's emperor) within the Hibiya district, sumo wrestling stadiums within the city of Ryogoku, and intricate "lolita" (baby doll) and "cosplay" (anime personality) clothes you'll see young ones donning within the Harijuku district.
suggestions for each expense element, from luxurious company motels to affordable, miniscule "capsule hotels," from eating places serving beautiful kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle homes, from high-end bars and golf equipment within the Ginza district to satisfied hours and dive bars in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
A convenient thesaurus of daily expressions and menu phrases, and our detailed and quintessential jap personality translations that can assist you spot establishments' signs.
part journeys to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and extra.

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Download Japan on Display: Photography and the Emperor by Morris Low PDF

By Morris Low

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Sixty years on from the tip of the Pacific conflict, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was once considered as an emblem of the kingdom, in either warfare and peacetime. a lot of this illustration used to be aided by way of the phenomenon of photography.

The creation and improvement of images within the 19th century coincided with the necessity to make Hirohito’s grandfather, the younger Meiji Emperor, extra obvious. photograph books and albums grew to become a favored layout for offering possible aim pictures of the monarch, reminding the japanese in their proximity to the Emperor, and the imperial family members. within the 20th century, those 'national albums’ supplied a visible checklist of wars fought within the identify of the Emperor, whereas additionally documenting the reconstruction of Tokyo, medical expeditions, and imperial excursions.

Drawing on archival records, images, and assets in either eastern and English, this publication throws new mild at the background of twentieth-century Japan and the imperative function of Hirohito. With Japan’s defeat within the Pacific conflict, the Emperor used to be reworked from wartime chief to peace-loving scientist. Japan on Display seeks to appreciate this reinvention of a extra 'human’ Emperor and the position that images performed within the strategy.

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Download Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully PDF

By Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully

Many examine the conflict of halfway to have became the tide of the Pacific struggle. it truly is with out query some of the most recognized battles in heritage. Now, for the 1st time for the reason that Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at halfway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully provide a brand new interpretation of this nice naval engagement. not like prior bills, Shattered Sword makes large use of jap basic resources. It additionally corrects the numerous blunders of Mitsuo Fuchida’s halfway: The conflict That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted each past Western account. It therefore forces an incredible, almost certainly arguable reevaluation of the nice conflict. The authors study the conflict intimately and without difficulty position it in the context of the Imperial Navy’s doctrine and know-how. With a foreword via top WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword turns into an critical a part of any army buff’s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman booklet Award for the "Best booklet in U.S. Naval History" and brought up by means of lawsuits as one in every of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.

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Download The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of by Jeffrey E. Hanes PDF

By Jeffrey E. Hanes

In exploring the occupation of Seki Hajime (1873-1935), who served as mayor of Japan's second-largest urban, Osaka, Jeffrey E. Hanes lines the roots of social progressivism in prewar Japan. Seki, proficient as a political economist within the past due Nineties, whilst Japan was once concentrated single-mindedly on "increasing commercial production," wonderful himself early on as a people-centered, instead of a state-centered, nationwide economist. After 3 years of complicated learn in Europe on the flip of the century, in which he engaged Marxism and later steeped himself within the intriguing new box of social economics, Seki was once remodeled right into a progressive.

The social reformism of Seki and others had its roots in a transnational fellowship of progressives who shared the assumption that civilized countries could be capable of forge a center direction among capitalism and socialism. Hanes's sweeping research allows us not just to weave social progressivism into the trendy eastern historic narrative but in addition to reconceive it as a very transnational flow whose influence was once felt around the Pacific in addition to the Atlantic.

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Download Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs by Purnendra Jain PDF

By Purnendra Jain

This publication strikes clear of the typical trust that Japan’s diplomacy are firmly the protect of the nationwide executive in Japan’s hugely centralised political procedure. studying examples of subnational governments (SNGs) throughout Japan the publication uncovers an important and usually unrecognised improvement in eastern politics: SNGs are ever extra dynamic foreign actors as nationwide borders ‘weaken’ around the world. Exploring what eastern SNGs do, the place they do it, and why, the publication considers the results of those elements for Japan’s diplomacy and family politics.

By bringing to gentle the scope and effects of the overseas activities of Japan’s SNGs, this booklet presents a extra actual and nuanced figuring out of the country's overseas coverage, at a time when it is pursuing a broader and extra lively profile in foreign affairs.

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Download Eat, Work, Shop: New Japanese Design by Marcia Iwatate PDF

By Marcia Iwatate

Author note: ahead through Terence Conran
Publish 12 months note: First released October fifteenth 2004 via Periplus variations (HK) ltd.
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Vibrant colour images and compelling textual content make this the last word advisor to trendy jap lifestyles. Readers internationally will wonder at this choice of 21st-century advertisement websites in Japan. Seven of the country's optimum architects show off their rules in 34 retailers, eating places, salons, bars and spas.

In collaboration with a brand new new release of marketers, those designers are reshaping simple ideas of ways modern jap consume, paintings and store. fantastically photographed, the destinations during this ebook mirror every thing from postmodern industrialism to suggestive eroticism. a complete new language of layout, propelled by means of the japanese penchants for innovation, has given this iteration a carte blanche to redefine Japan because the world's subsequent cultural superpower, unhindered by means of the obstacles of tradition.

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Download Japan A History in Art by Bradley Smith PDF

By Bradley Smith

Данное собрание японского искусства иллюстрирует эту историю великой и сложной цивилизации с шестого по двадцатый век.
Все 237 цветных фотографий сделаны специально для этой книги в музеях, в частных коллекциях в Киото, Токио, Кобе, Атами, Иокогама, Камакура и в других местах в Японии, а также в известных японских коллекциях в Бостоне и Вашингтоне.

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Download I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While by Taichi Yamada PDF

By Taichi Yamada

After twist of fate, affliction, and the lack of his task and marriage, forty-eight-year-old Taura meets Mutsuko, environment his already derailed existence even additional off target. Their first stumble upon is, unseen, in an overcrowded sanatorium. It later transpires that the mysterious Mutsuko is in her past due sixties, but if they subsequent meet she is more youthful, in her forties, and the 2 probably fall in love. With Mutsuko's age reducing at any time when they meet, besides the fact that, time quickly starts off to expire for those broken souls. brief and enigmatic, Yamada's novel is a daring and irritating exploration of affection and loss.

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