By Ran Zwigenberg
In 1962, a Hiroshima peace delegation and an Auschwitz survivor's association exchanged relics and stories, together with the bones and ashes of Auschwitz sufferers. This symbolic stumble upon, during which the useless have been actually conscripted within the carrier of the politics of the dwelling, serves as a cornerstone of this quantity, shooting how reminiscence used to be applied to rebuild and redefine a shattered international. this can be a strong learn of the contentious heritage of remembrance and the commemoration of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima within the context of the worldwide improvement of Holocaust and international battle II reminiscence. Emphasizing the significance of nuclear concerns within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, Zwigenberg strains the increase of worldwide commemoration tradition throughout the reconstruction of Hiroshima as a 'City of vibrant Peace', memorials and museums, international tourism, advancements in psychiatry, and the emergence of the determine of the survivor-witness and its outcomes for international reminiscence practices.
By Howard Hibbett
Choked with anecdotes and episodes from glossy eastern cultural historical past, it is a full of life social background of eastern humour because the sixteenth century. It makes an attempt to bare a side of the japanese personality principally unknown to the West, and is illustrated with examples from funny comedian prints.
By Kent E. Calder
Regardless of the long-lasting value of the U.S.-Japan protection alliance, the wider dating among the 2 nations is this present day beset by means of sobering new problems. during this entire comparative research of the transpacific alliance and its political, financial, and social foundations, Kent E. Calder, a number one Japan expert, asserts that bilateral family among the 2 international locations are dangerously eroding as either search broader innovations in a globally orientated international. Calder records the quiet erosion of America's multidimensional ties with Japan as China rises, generations swap, and new forces come up in either American and jap politics. He then assesses effects for a twenty-first-century army alliance with ambitious coordination specifications, explores replacement international paradigms for facing the U.S., followed by means of Britain, Germany, and China, and gives prescriptions for restoring U.S.-Japan relatives to energy once more.
By Chris Rowthorn, Tom Spurling, Brandon Presser, Matthew D. Firestone, Andrew Bender, Timothy N. Hornyak, Laura Crawford, Rebecca
“Japan is a global aside – a cultural Galapagos the place a special civilization blossomed, and prospers this day in scrumptious distinction of conventional and glossy. the japanese spirit is powerful, hot and exceedingly welcoming.” – Chris Rowthorn, Lonely Planet Writer
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Inside This Book…
8 specialist authors
167 temples & shrines
357 eastern restaurants
Over a hundred onsen (hot springs)
Comprehensive making plans tools
Pull-out urban map
Skiing in Japan feature
By Laura Joh Rowland
A mythical land comes alive during this compelling homicide secret set in seventeenth-century Japan. full of finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists, The Samurai's Wife is a singular as complicated, bright, and crafty because the wonderful, misplaced international it portrays.
By Timothy N. Hornyak, Rebecca Milner
“Yoking previous and destiny, Tokyo dazzles with its conventional tradition and keenness for every little thing new. From structure to food, this can be a capital of superlatives.” – Timothy Hornyak, Lonely Planet Writer
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Pull-out urban Map
125 of the city’s top restaurants
67 museums & galleries
20 soothing sizzling springs
2 areas to work out sumo
19-page colour map section
Feature assurance of most sensible sights
Range of making plans tools
Woodblock printing is even as a very easy and a really advanced artwork. it is easy by way of glossy criteria simply because no equipment, now not even a press, is used. the completed print during this ebook and the pages which so graphically current its improvement in colour are produced by way of photo-offset from unique woodblocks.
By Leslie Helm
"A stunning, unsettling kin tale and a brilliant traversal of recent eastern background that may galvanize the jaded Japan pupil and encourage the curious normal reader or memoir fan." — Library Journal
Helm used to be the Tokyo correspondent for the Los Angeles Times while he learned that most of the articles he had written have been "critical of Japan in a few way." This was once dazzling contemplating Helm used to be born in Japan and is a component eastern himself. during this lovingly researched memoir, he sifts via 5 generations of Helms residing in Japan...history buffs will savor Helm's painstaking aspect and ambitious command of the cloth. — Publishers Weekly
"Yokohama Yankee is a significant and eloquent paintings of family members history. What makes it extra notable is that this family's historical past additionally sheds gentle at the political, fiscal, cultural, and racial interactions and tensions among Japan and the us for greater than a century and a part, correct as much as the current day. this can be a humane and insightful e-book that may be learn decades from now." — James Fallows, nationwide correspondent for The Atlantic and writer of China Airborne
“Like a sword cleaving a bittersweet fruit, Leslie Helm’s saga of his mixed-blood family members in Japan cuts to the inescapable isolation of being white in a rustic the place blood nonetheless ability a lot. Yokohama Yankee is a painfully intimate story that spans greater than a century and brings the wrenching background of contemporary Japan right into a concentration that's either razor sharp and deeply human.” — Blaine Harden, writer of break out from Camp 14 and previous Tokyo bureau leader of The Washington Post
“Leslie Helm has written a full of life and fascinating account of his awesome family members background and its intertwining with Japan ... it's a hot and human tale that may appeal its readers.” — Kenneth B. Pyle, Henry M. Jackson professor of Asian heritage and Asian reports, college of Washington, and recipient of Japan’s Order of the emerging Sun
“One of the best correspondents to have stated on Japan, Leslie Helm tells the riveting, occasionally painful tale of his multinational, biracial service provider kin. dwelling in Yokohama for generations in struggle and peace, the Helms are on the center of Japan's lengthy sleek historical past with out ever really turning into ‘Japanese.’” — Sheldon Garon, Nissan professor of jap heritage at Princeton University
"Helm mines the numerous treasures of his family's prior, and the multicultural futures of his followed, eastern youngsters, to enquire the mysteries of id which are locked away within we all. The relatives fortune disappears, and kin scatter within the winds of conflict and reconstruction. yet this attractive tale continues to be, approximately an erudite guy attempting to make experience of the area, of the earlier, and of himself." — Alex Beam, Boston Globe columnist
“[A] remarkable paintings jam-packed with pathos, perception and humanity.” — Fred G. Notehelfer, emeritus professor of eastern heritage at UCLA and writer of Japan via American Eyes: The magazine of Francis corridor, 1859-1866
Leslie Helm's choice to undertake eastern young children launches him on a private trip via his family's a hundred and forty years in Japan, starting together with his great-grandfather, who labored as an army consultant in 1870 and defied customized to marry his eastern mistress. The family's poignant reviews of affection and struggle aid Helm triumph over his cynicism and embody his eastern and American heritage.
This is the 1st publication to examine Japan throughout 5 generations, with point of view that's either from the interior and via international eyes. Helm attracts on his great-grandfather's unpublished memoir and a wealth of fundamental resource fabric to deliver his kin historical past to life.
By Stephen Hunter
In The forty seventh Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter's bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter's such a lot excessive and unique mystery up to now.
Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are sure jointly by means of a unmarried second at Iwo Jima, 1945, while their fathers, courageous opponents on contrary facets, met within the bloody and chaotic conflict for the island. purely Earl Swagger survived.
greater than sixty years later, Yano involves the US to honor the legacy of his heroic father by way of improving the sword he utilized in the conflict. His seek has led him to silly Horse, Idaho, the place Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled right into a stressed retirement and instantly pledges himself to Yano's quest.
Bob Lee unearths the sword and promises it to Yano in Tokyo. On inspection, they observe that it isn't a regular WWII blade, yet a mythical shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the kingdom. it really is useful yet worthy killing for. without warning Bob is on the heart of a chain of bad crimes he slightly is familiar with yet vows to avenge. And to take action, he throws himself into the realm of the samurai, Tokyo's darkish, felony yakuza underworld, and the unwritten principles of eastern tradition.
Swagger's allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the courageous, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, aid him go through this unusual, glittering, and ominous global from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officers within the maximum echelons of the japanese executive, yet in any case, he's on his personal and may be successful provided that he can examine that to outlive samurai, you want to develop into samurai.
because the plot races and the violence escalates, it turns into transparent ruthless conspiracy is in position, and the single factor that may be taken with no consideration is that money, energy, and intercourse can force males of all nationalities to grotesque extremes. If Swagger hopes to prevent them, he has to be keen not just to die but additionally to kill.