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The Torii Gate: A Novel of Japan By Abraham Rothberg
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THE TORII GATE, a novel set in present-day Japan, involves Japanese and Americans caught up in a right-wing conspiracy to overthrow the Japanese government. The conspirators believe that democratic... More > rule runs counter to Japanese history and tradition, and is an alien import of American culture. They are set on overturning the government to restore Japan to its "essential Samurai traditions" and Emperor-worship, and at the same time to purge Japan of American influence. The story takes the six major characters through the coup and its aftermath. Not only are they involved with one another politically, but personally, as colleagues, friends, and lovers. In portraying their lives and the events in which they are caught up, the novel depicts the dilemmas facing modern Japan, simultaneously evoking its ancient history and its history since Japan's defeat in World War II.< Less
In Appropriate: A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in modern Japan By ARUDOU Debito
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Gary Schmidt, a small-town American boy, meets a Japanese girl in college and follows her to Japan to start a family. Little does he know that her conservative Japanese clan has hidden agendas and... More > secret intentions. Gary eventually realizes that he must escape their clutches – and convince his family to do the same before it’s too late! IN APPROPRIATE is a book about child abductions in Japan, where after a divorce, a non-Japanese man comes back to Japan to retrieve his children back to America. Although a work of fiction, it is an amalgam of several true stories of divorce and Left-Behind Parents in Japan.< Less
Folk Tales from Japan By Students' Academy
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The colorful land of Japan has very ancient tradition of folklore in their culture. Different islands had different folk heroes and brave men. There are thousands of prevailing folk tales in print... More > nowadays, but the Japanese used to write those tales on sacred manuscripts to give moral lessons to the society. The Japanese storytelling was oral at the beginning but with the advent of writing and reading they go wider audience. In this book I have presented some of the best Japanese folk tales for the people of all age groups. They will surely inform, educate, and entertain the prospective readers. They have their own flavor that is different from the folk tales from the other parts of the world. The care has been taken during translation to retain the real nectar of the original Japanese folk tales.< Less
Teacher's Guide for "Hikari, Girl of Japan" By Alice Lockmiller
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A complementary resource for the historical fiction novel, this guide is for experienced teachers of tweens age 10-12. Learn more about the history, geography, culture, religion, lifestyle, heroes,... More > government, language, alphabet, writings, art, and music of this place and time. Guides include age-appropriate curriculum elements such as historical reading material, worksheets, writing projects, puzzles, arts & crafts, tests and timeline events.< Less
Tokyo Zero: A Novel By Marc HORNE
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It’s the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. But whose world? Visit the Tokyo that lies beneath the... More > surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards, ­fanatics and bizarre messiahs.< Less
Tokyo Zero: A Novel By Marc HORNE
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It’s the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. But whose world? Visit the Tokyo that lies beneath the... More > surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards, ­fanatics and bizarre messiahs.< Less
The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect: A Novel By Roger Williams
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In a time not far from our own, Lawrence sets out simply to build an artifical intelligence that can pass as human, and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god. Taking the Three Laws... More > of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides instantly for every stated human desire. Caroline finds no meaning in this life of purposeless ease, and forgets her emptiness only in moments of violent and profane exhibitionism. At turns shocking and humorous, Prime Intellect looks unflinchingly at extremes of human behavior that might emerge when all limits are removed. An international Internet phenomenon, Prime Intellect has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its free release in January 2003. It has been read and discussed in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, and other countries.< Less
Postcards from Old Japan (PDF vintage photo album) By Ben Acton
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A fascinating collection of over 150 vintage photos and postcards of Japan, from the late 19th century to the last decades of the prewar Imperial lifestyle that has now all but disappeared. Includes... More > scenes of samurai combat, rural feudal life, Buddhist and Shinto temples, landscapes, as well as city life in Imperial Tokyo and other large Japanese towns. Historic images for all fans of Asian history. Also features albumen prints by photographers such as Mikoshi, and many in truly beautiful hand-tinted color. Plus sample pages from our other visual history and vintage travel titles. An instant collection in PDF album format, with optional rolling slideshow functions and random transition effects between images! In presentation mode this e-book makes a novel alternative to a screensaver. New edition improved and extended, February 2010!!< Less
No Time For Tears: World War II American guerrilla in the Philippines opposing Japan's tyranny 1941-1945 By James Murphy
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A World War II novel about Guerrilla Force 47 and an American guerrilla opposing Japan's tyranny in the northern mountain jungles of Luzon Philippines,waging a guerrilla war seen thru the eyes of Tex... More > Bradley from 1941 to 1945.< Less
No Time For Tears: World War II American guerrilla in the Philippines opposing Japan's tyranny 1941-1945 By James Murphy
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A World War II novel about Guerrilla Force 47 and an American guerrilla opposing Japan's tyranny in the northern mountain jungles of Luzon Philippines,waging a guerrilla war seen thru the eyes of Tex... More > Bradley from 1941 to 1945.< Less