Download E-books The Moé Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming PDF

By Patrick W. Galbraith

MOE is a giant cultural phenomenon and one of many using forces in the back of the big good fortune of jap anime and manga—not simply in Japan now, yet during the world.

In Japan, avid enthusiasts of manga comics, anime motion pictures and videogames use the time period MOE to consult the powerful feel of emotional attachment they suppose for his or her favourite characters. those fanatics have a robust wish to shield and nurture the younger, appealing and blameless characters they adore—like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon. they bring about their very own web pages, characters, tales, chat groups, toys and video games established round the unique manga and anime roles.

Author Patrick Galbraith is the world's said specialist on MOE and a journalist dependent in Tokyo. For this booklet, he interviewed twenty very important figures on this planet of eastern manga and anime to achieve their insights at the MOE phenomenon. those interviews offer us with the 1st in-depth survey of this topic. Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing a whole iteration of manga artists and readers. For these new to anime, manga, and early life tradition in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the right MOE dating and why a few lovers are even decided to marry their fictional sweethearts. He finds key moments within the improvement of MOE, and present and destiny traits within the unfold of MOE works and characters from Japan to different components of the world.

The Moe Manifesto offers an insider's examine the earliest MOE characters comparable to Ayame by way of Tezuka Osamu. The e-book has over a hundred illustrations of the main well-known MOE characters, many in colour, and it really is guaranteed to satisfaction manga and anime lovers of all ages.

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Download E-books Changing Politics in Japan PDF

By Ikuo Kabashima

Changing Politics in Japan is a clean and insightful account of the profound adjustments that experience shaken up the japanese political approach and reworked it virtually past reputation within the final couple of a long time. Ikuo Kabashima―a former professor who's now Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture―and Gill metal define the elemental good points of politics in postwar Japan in an available and interesting demeanour. They concentrate on the dynamic courting among citizens and elected or nonelected officers and describe the shifts that experience happened in how citizens reply to or regulate political elites and the way officers either reply to, and try and effect, citizens. The authors go back many times to the subject of adjustments in illustration and accountability.

Kabashima and metal got down to demolish the nonetheless widely used fantasy that jap politics are a stagnant set of entrenched platforms and pursuits which are essentially undemocratic. as a substitute, they display a full of life and dynamic democracy, within which politicians and events are more and more hearing and responding to electorate' wishes and pursuits and the media and different actors play a considerable function in retaining democratic responsibility alive and fit. Kabashima and metal describe how all of the political events in Japan have tailored the ways that they try and arrange and channel votes and argue that opposite to many journalistic stereotypes the govt is more and more appearing within the "the pursuits of citizens"―the median voter's preferences.

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Download E-books Deep River PDF

By Shusaku Endo

"Endo has effectively dramatized the invention that the sacred river of humanity flows inside ourselves."―National Catholic Reporter

during this relocating novel, a gaggle of eastern travelers, every one of whom is wrestling along with his or her personal demons, travels to the River Ganges on a pilgrimage of grace.

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Download E-books Modern Japan: A Historical Survey PDF

By Mikiso Hane

Integrating political occasions with cultural, monetary, and highbrow pursuits, Modern Japan presents a balanced and authoritative survey of recent eastern historical past. A precis of Japan’s early historical past, emphasizing associations and structures that motivated jap society, presents a well-rounded advent to this crucial quantity, which makes a speciality of the Tokugawa interval to the present.

The 5th variation of Modern Japan is up to date all through to incorporate the most recent details on Japan’s diplomacy, together with mystery diplomatic correspondence lately disclosed on WikiLeaks. This variation brings jap historical past brand new within the publish September 11 period, detailing present concerns reminiscent of: the influence of the Gulf Wars on jap diplomacy, the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and next nuclear twist of fate, the hot tumultuous swap of political management, and Japan’s present monetary and worldwide prestige. An up to date chronological chart, checklist of best ministers, and bibliography also are included.

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Download E-books Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide) PDF

By Lonely Planet, Ray Bartlett, Laura Crawford

Lonely Planet: The world's major shuttle consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the main suitable, updated suggestion on what to work out and pass, and what hidden discoveries look ahead to you. store and dine in electrical Tokyo, discover Kyoto's gorgeous temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all together with your depended on commute spouse. Get to the center of Japan and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Japan go back and forth Guide:

  • Colour maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting money and time and get round like a neighborhood, fending off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web pages, transit guidance, costs
  • Honest stories for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gem stones that almost all guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra lucrative commute event - together with heritage, artwork, structure, literature, delicacies, sake, onsen (hot springs), customs and etiquette, language and extra
  • Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 148 color maps
  • Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, the Japan Alps, Hokkaido, Northern Honshu (Tohoku), Okinawa & the Southwest Islands, Kyushu, Shikoku, and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Japan, our so much accomplished consultant to Japan, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for simply the highlights of Japan? try out Lonely Planet's become aware of Japan, a photo-rich consultant to the country's preferred points of interest.
  • Looking for a consultant all in favour of Tokyo or Kyoto? try out Lonely Planet's Tokyo advisor and Kyoto advisor for a complete examine what each one of those towns has to supply; or Lonely Planet's Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized advisor concerned about the can't-miss points of interest for a fast trip.

Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a committed tourist group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious guests to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations within which they locate themselves.

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Download E-books Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (Routledge in Asia S) PDF

By J. A. A. Stockwin

The politics of Japan are much less extensively said than its economics. most folks are conscious of the industrial 'miracle' following the second one global conflict, wherein Japan turned the second one biggest financial system on the planet after the USA, and the commercial stagnation of the early Nineties is additionally popular. however it is tough to make experience of those phenomena with out a wisdom of the political method and the ways that it really works in perform. Containing an introductory essay, an essay on theories of eastern politics and over 250 A-Z entries, the Dictionary of the trendy Politics of Japan treatments this imbalance, and solutions the necessity for an available paintings of reference bringing jointly details and authoritative research on all elements of the politics of Japan and the japanese political system.
Including an absolutely annotated bibliography to lead the person to extra interpreting, the entries are completely cross-referenced and listed, and are supplemented with maps and tables, to make sure that the Dictionary of the trendy Politics of Japan is key analyzing for all students and scholars of the politics and diplomacy of Japan.

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Download E-books Direct Translation Impossible: Tales from the Land of the Rising Sun PDF

By Chad Frisk

Many Westerners are intrigued by means of jap tradition, yet just a small percent of them get to determine it up shut. only a few of them certainly get as shut as Chad Frisk. In his brief new ebook he stocks his reports: - being affected by and learning a overseas language - Overcoming tradition surprise and its missed cousin, opposite tradition surprise - instructing English without formal education - Breaking into conventional eastern fairs - handling cross-cultural miscommunication - regularly feeling silly This e-book is a window into the lifetime of a foreigner in Japan and should attract a person who's contemplating instructing English overseas, desires to see Japan from the interior with out paying for a aircraft price ticket, or enjoys the occasional dose of schadenfreude.

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Download E-books The Music of Toru Takemitsu (Music in the Twentieth Century) PDF

By Peter Burt

This e-book is the 1st entire research in English of the paintings of the best-known jap composer of the 20th century. it's also the 1st ebook during this language to provide an in-depth research of his tune. T^D-oru Takemitsu's works are more and more well liked by Western audiences and Peter Burt makes an attempt for the 1st time to make clear the hitherto fairly secretive global of his operating equipment, in addition to position him in context as inheritor to the wealthy culture of eastern composition within the 20th century.

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Download E-books Tokyo PDF

By Nicholas Hogg

Channeling affects as diversified as James Salter, Don DeLillo, and Yukio Mishima, this can be a bewitching sleek delusion of reminiscence, loss, love, and the hunt for belonging

Social psychologist Ben Monroe has lower back to Japan. After a failed marriage in the United States, he unearths himself forced to find his former lover, Kozue, wanting to make experience in their short, passionate, and unresolved love affair. Mazzy, Ben’s estranged 16-year-old daughter, reluctantly flies from California to affix her father in Tokyo. at the aircraft she sits subsequent to a afflicted jap guy who tells her the folk tale of Kaguyahime, the luminous evening princess misplaced from the moon, and the lads who turned captivated with her good looks. because the airplane trip ends, the storyteller disappears. at the flooring in Tokyo, Ben delves deeper into the Tokyo underworld, following the path he hopes will lead him to Kozue. yet Mazzy lives just for the current, indignant at her father and decided to discover herself within the urban, but unaware her each step is being watched by means of the storyteller, a cult survivor disturbed and adrift within the currents of the town. either males are drawn in the direction of the gadgets in their obsession—and with it, in the direction of their fate—as earlier and current collide in Tokyo and beyond.

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