Category Archives: Japan

Black Lotus (Sano Ichiro Novels)

| December 6, 2016 | admin | 0

By Laura Joh Rowland

When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the main Honorable Investigator of occasions, occasions, and folks, is termed directly to examine the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he makes a stunning discovery. the 3 sufferer of the blaze didn't die within the hearth, yet have been brutally murdered ahead of the fireplace even begun. With a triple murder on his arms, Sano's look for a killer leads him to Haru, an orphan lady came upon on the scene of the crime. yet Sano's spouse, Reiko, investigating the case opposed to Sano's needs, is confident of Haru's innocence. Reiko's research leads her in the back of the partitions of the Black Lotus Temple, the place she discovers a sect fascinated by extortion, prostitution, and hedonistic rituals. may possibly one of many sect's participants be the killer? Now Reiko needs to probability her marriage to Sano with a purpose to end up Haru's innocence...

Set within the luscious finery of the samurai courtroom of medieval Japan, this most modern installment within the bestselling sequence via Laura Joh Rowland is stuffed with stunning stunned and suspense as readers are once more allowed entry into the realm of Sano Ichiro.

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Red Chrysanthemum: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

| December 6, 2016 | admin | 0

By Laura Joh Rowland

July 1698. Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to develop into the shogun's second-in-command, is investigating rumors of a plot to overthrow the ruling regime. whilst the research brings Sano's deputy Hirata to Lord Mori's property, he's surprised to discover Lord Mori murdered and grotesquely mutilated in his personal mattress, and Sano's pregnant spouse, Reiko, mendacity beside him. the one reliable clue is a chrysanthemum soaked in blood.
            Reiko's account of her activities is something yet sturdy. She insists that she went undercover to Lord Mori's property that allows you to examine claims that he molested and murdered younger boys. but if Sano inspects the crime scene, he reveals no hint of what Reiko defined. and each different witness tells a special tale: girl Mori alleges that Reiko was once Lord Mori's scorned mistress and murdered him for revenge. And Lord Mori himself, talking via a medium, claims his homicide was once a part of Sano's plot to overthrow the shogun!
            until Sano can turn out his wife's not likely claims, either he and Reiko--and their unborn child--face execution for treason. Sano fights desperately to save lots of his kinfolk and his honor, as Laura Joh Rowland attracts at the culture of the vintage movie Rashomon to convey us a masterful story of intrigue and treachery.

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The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan

| December 6, 2016 | admin | 0

By Stephen Harding

In the early hours of July five, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was once hit via a jap torpedo. The strong weapon broke the destroyer's again, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. whereas accompanying ships have been in a position to take off such a lot of Strong's surviving crewmembers, rankings went into the sea because the once-proud warship sank underneath the waves—and a tender officer's harrowing tale of survival began.

Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, a prewar soccer famous person on the college of Alabama, went into the water because the vessel sank. significantly injured, Miller and a number of other others survived 3 days at sea and at last landed on a Japanese-occupied island. The survivors chanced on clean water and some coconuts, yet Miller, being affected by inner accidents and believing he used to be at the verge of dying, ordered the others to head on with out him. They reluctantly did so, believing, as Miller did, that he will be useless inside of hours.

But Miller did not die, and his overall healthiness more advantageous sufficient for him to start looking for foodstuff. He additionally stumbled on the enemy—Japanese forces patrolling the island. Miller was resolute to outlive, and so introduced a one-man battle opposed to the island's occupiers.

Based on reliable American and jap histories, own memoirs, and the author's specific interviews with some of the story's key contributors, The Castaway's War is a rousing tale of naval wrestle, bravery, and determination.

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Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By Haruo Shirane

Bringing jointly students from internationally, Haruo Shirane offers a desirable portrait of The story of Genji's reception and replica during the last thousand years. The essays learn the canonization of the paintings from the overdue Heian in the course of the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei classes, revealing its profound effect on various genres and fields, together with smooth kingdom development. additionally they contemplate parody, pastiche, and new version of the textual content in a number of well known and mass media. because the Genji was once written via a lady for lady readers, individuals additionally soak up the difficulty of gender and cultural authority, taking a look at the novel's functionality as an emblem of Heian court docket tradition and as a big instrument in women's schooling. through the quantity, students talk about achievements in visualization, from monitor portray and woodblock prints to manga and anime. taking over such recurrent issues as cultural nostalgia, eroticism, and gender, this ebook is the main entire heritage of the reception of The story of Genji so far, either within the kingdom of its foundation and during the world.

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International)

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By Haruki Murakami

During this hyperkinetic and relentlessly artistic novel, Japan’s preferred (and debatable) fiction author hurtles into the realization of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the tip of the realm draws readers right into a narrative particle accelerator during which a split-brained information processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and numerous thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to astonishing impression. What emerges is concurrently cooler than 0 and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously humorous and deeply critical meditation at the nature and makes use of of the brain.

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Accelerating Japan's Economic Growth: Resolving Japan's Growth Controversy (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia)

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

The eastern economic climate is starting to express indicators of restoration after years of stagnation/deflation, yet many jap policymakers warn that this monetary development can be gradual: slower than within the usa and positively slower than in different East Asian nations. Japan faces major monetary difficulties, together with an getting older inhabitants, a wide monetary deficit, and the necessity to comply with the IT financial system and to festival with the remainder of East Asia. A gradual development state of affairs might significantly decrease possibilities for brand spanking new efficient funding and could make it more and more tricky to supply for Japan's starting to be social wishes.

The authors of this ebook argue that Japan can and will develop extra swiftly, and think about the explanations for the slow functionality of the japanese economic climate. for instance, a few jap monetary sectors, relatively in distribution and finance, have didn't reap the benefits of new info and communications expertise to speed up the expansion of productiveness, as has occurred in different international locations, corresponding to the USA. creation functionality reports and econometric version simulations recommend that with applicable guidelines the japanese economic climate can develop extra swiftly and care for its destiny difficulties. The booklet posits a few coverage proposals which might aid to speed up Japan's monetary growth

This booklet may be of curiosity to scholars of the japanese financial system, macroeconomics and overseas economies, and in addition to policymakers and execs drawn to Japan’s economic climate.

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One Man's Justice

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By Akira Yoshimura

It is simply after the second one international warfare. Takuya, an officer in Japan's former Imperial military, isn't stunned whilst he gets a postcard asking him to report back to the U.S. local Command Headquarters in Tokyo. He assumes that the american citizens have realized of his involvement within the execution of prisoners-of-war. Now he's a fugitive in his personal country.
He travels on crowded trains via a land of defeat, humiliation, and starvation. With common speak of prosecution for warfare crimes, he fears that his earlier might be printed. yet why may still a decent and dutiful guy like him be prosecuted via the very those that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
One Man's Justice is an unnerving tale of undying relevance from a grasp of the mental novel.

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The Heart of a Fox

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By T. Isilwath

A myth Romance novel set in sixteenth Century Japan. a tender girl from the trendy international is by chance despatched again to Japan's Feudal period the place she needs to learn how to continue to exist. Her lifestyles will depend on the abilities and efforts of a half-kitsune whose lifestyles she saves.

Trapped in a time no longer her personal, Joanna needs to have the option to outlive because the insulin for her Type-1 diabetes beings to run out.

A story of time commute and overcome problem, The center of a Fox is a narrative of energy, braveness within the face of insurmountable odds, and the iconic, everlasting energy of affection.

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Hokkaido: A History of Ethnic Transition and Development on Japan's Northern Island

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By Ann B. Irish

Jap humans have lived at the country's different 3 major islands--Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku--for many centuries, yet ethnic jap, or Wajin, begun coming to Hokkaido in huge numbers basically within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. This ebook tells the tale of Japan's aboriginal humans, the Ainu, via that of international explorers and ethnic jap pioneers. The publication will pay shut awareness to the Japanese-Russian conflicts over the island, together with chilly warfare confrontations and more moderen clashes over fishing rights and the Hokkaido-administered islands seized via the U.S.S.R. in 1945.

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Japan Modern: New Ideas for Contemporary Living

| December 5, 2016 | admin | 0

By Michael Freeman

Widespread worldwide for its creative use of area, share, and fabric, modern jap layout and structure is a superb mixture of the normal and glossy kinds. With beautiful four-color images and wealthy, descriptive textual content, Japan smooth takes readers into dozens of leading edge eastern houses to find:

* New methods of handling house

* the way to scan with fabrics and the way to re-interpret culture writer BIOS: Michiko Rico Nosé has written largely on layout and lifestyle-related issues for eastern magazines and for tv.

Michael Freeman has photographed greatly in Asia, either for magazines equivalent to the Smithsonian, GEO, and Conde Naste visitor, and for various books, together with within the Oriental sort: A Sourcebook of adornment and layout and weird Foods.

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