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    • 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan 

      Samuels, Richard J. (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake to have hit Japan in recorded history, it ...
    • Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty 

      Kawano, Satsuki (University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
      This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively reveal a questioning of middle-class ideals once considered the ...
    • In search of the way : thought and religion in early-modern Japan, 1582-1860 

      Bowring, Richard John (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      This is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and proceeds to cover the changing ...
    • Interfirm Relationships and Trade Credit in Japan: Evidence from Micro-Data 

      Uchida, Hirofumi (Springer Japan, 2015)
      This is the first book to report the details of the current status of interfirm relationships in Japan. Based on a unique data set of firms, the authors describe the characteristics of interfirm transactions in a manner ...
    • Japan and the Shackles of the Past 

      Murphy, R. Taggart (Oxford University Press, 2014)
      Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not ...
    • Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age 

      Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo; Marciano; Mitsuyo (University of Hawaii Press, 2012)
      This book deliberates on the role of the transnational in bringing to the mainstream what were formerly marginal Japanese B movie genres.
    • Japan’s Dietary Transition and Its Impacts 

      Smil, Vaclav; Kobayashi, Kazuhiko (MIT Press, 2012)
      In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with virtually no consumption of animal protein. By the beginning of ...
    • Maiden voyage: the Senzaimaru and the creation of modern Sino-Japanese relations 

      Fogel, Joshua A. (University of California Press, 2014)
      After centuries of virtual isolation, during which time international sea travel was forbidden outside of Japan’s immediate fishing shores, Japanese shogunal authorities in 1862 made the unprecedented decision to launch ...
    • Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan 

      Havens, Thomas R. H. (University of Hawaii Press, 2010)
      Japan today protects one-seventh of its land surface in parks, which are visited by well over a billion people each year. Parkscapes analyzes the origins, development, and distinctive features of these public spaces. Green ...
    • A Shrinking Society: Post-Demographic Transition in Japan 

      Hara, Toshihiko (Springer, 2015)
      This is the book to focus on a new phenomenon emerging in the twenty-first century: the rapidly aging and decreasing population of a well-developed country, namely, Japan. The meaning of this phenomenon has been successfully ...
    • Zen and material culture 

      Heine, Steven; Winfield, Pamela D. (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      The stereotype of Zen Buddhism as a minimalistic or even immaterial meditative tradition persists in the Euro-American cultural imagination. This volume calls attention to the vast range of "stuff" in Zen by highlighting ...