History - Asia - Japan

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Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's...

Lucy Birmingham

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake  struck off the northeastern  coast of Japan, unleashing a tsunami onto the densely populated coast. Over 19,000 people would  be left dead, or missing, and the disaster triggered the world's wors...

Published: Apr 2014

The Knights of Bushido: A Short Histo...

Russell Of Liverpool Lord

'A stark reminder of the dangers of appeasement and pacifism in the face of a fanatical and nondemocratic enemy.'—Military ReviewThe war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Li...

Published: Aug 2008

A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Sh...

Jonathan Clements

This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-impose...

Published: Aug 2017

The World of the Shining Prince: Cour...

Ivan Morris

Ivan Morris's definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan. Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of th...

Published: May 2013

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey f...

Janice P. Nimura

"Nimura paints history in cinematic strokes and brings a forgotten story to vivid, unforgettable life."―Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a GeishaIn 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the Unit...

Published: May 2016

American Yellow

George Omi

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San F...

Published: May 2016

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life...

Richard Lloyd Parry

A renowned journalist for London's The Times and the author of People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry delivers the definitive account of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, and the stories of the sur...

Published: Oct 2018

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art ...

David Pilling

"[A]n excellent book..." —The EconomistFinancial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, inc...

Published: Feb 2015

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard

"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb's enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting. . . . But the book's biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks i...

Published: Jul 2016

The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Rus...

Mark Stille

When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the I...

Published: Mar 2016

Ninja Attack!: True Tales of Assassin...

Hiroko Yoda

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Published: Aug 2012
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