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The Arab Gulf States and Japan

The Arab Gulf States and Japan

1st Edition

Walid Sharif
September 09, 2010

During the 1970s and ‘80s economic relations between the Arab Gulf States and Japan grew enormously. Approximately 65% of Japan’s oil requirements were met from Arab Gulf resources. However, although Japanese imports of Arab oil comprise the major component of trade, Arab imports of Japanese goods...

Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan

Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan

1st Edition

Jean Herbert
September 09, 2010

Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto,...

Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times to A D 697

Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times to A D 697

1st Edition

W G Aston
September 09, 2010

The Nihongi is the standard native history of Ancient Japan. This volume, originally published in 1896 and now of classic status makes accessible to European scholars the extensive store of material for the study of mythology, folk-lore, early civilization and manners and customs which it contains....

The Soil: A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan

The Soil: A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan

1st Edition

Nagatsuka Takashi
September 09, 2010

This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction...

The Government of Japan

The Government of Japan

1st Edition

Ardath Burks
September 09, 2010

This book takes a clear look at the course of the economic and political developments in Japan since the Second World War and in particular trends in government and politics since the peace treaty of 1952. It examines the disagreements within the country over re-armament and security; over...

The New Japanese Peril

The New Japanese Peril

1st Edition

Sidney Osborne
September 08, 2010

This volume examines the issues surrounding the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Alliance and looks at the possible consequences of different courses of action, against a backdrop of a Far Eastern situation under constant change. In spite of claims of impartiality, this volume represents...

Japan's Dream of World Empire: The Tanaka Memorial

Japan's Dream of World Empire: The Tanaka Memorial

1st Edition

Carl Crow
September 08, 2010

Described as the Japanese Mein Kampf, this small pamphlet outlines the history of Japan which by the late 1920s was, according to the author, becoming a dream for world domination. Although this did not come to fruition, the book nonetheless represents a fascinating insight into the national psyche...

Japan's Economic Offensive in China

Japan's Economic Offensive in China

1st Edition

Lowe Chuan Hua
September 08, 2010

This volume exposes Japan’s motives and designs on the economic front, pointing out the dangers of her policy of ousting Western interests and influence from East Asia during the conflict with China in Manchuria. The author urges the American and British governments to reconsider their position and...

Government by Assassination

Government by Assassination

1st Edition

Hugh Byas
September 08, 2010

Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in...

Meiji 1868: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan

Meiji 1868: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan

1st Edition

Paul Akamatsu
September 08, 2010

Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared....

The Case of Korea

The Case of Korea

1st Edition

Henry Chung
September 08, 2010

This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of...

Education in Tokugawa Japan

Education in Tokugawa Japan

1st Edition

Ronald Dore
September 08, 2010

Japanese cultural life had reached a low ebb at the beginning of the Tokugawa period. The Japanese society which emerged when Tokugawa Ieyasu had completed the process of pacifying warring baronies was neither literary, nor hardly literate. The rulers were warriors and the people they ruled were...

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