Category: Japan

  • Download E-books Atomic Sushi PDF

    By Simon May

    As the 1st British professor of philosophy on account that 1882 to be invited to coach on the prestigious and enigmatic collage of Tokyo, Simon may possibly loved a level of entry denied to different commentators. each one bankruptcy of the e-book specializes in a few daily human subject, comparable to love, loss of life, paperwork, hygiene, nutrients, commuting, schooling, marriage, and reminiscence. eastern attitudes to such matters are explored via a mix of light-hearted anecdote and trenchant research, and during his shiny debts of flying goldfish, gangsters at funerals, businessmen paying reliable cash to be whipped, medical professionals faking loss of life certificate, and cover-ups in any respect degrees of society, Simon may possibly presents a special first-hand account of immersion right into a interesting culture.
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  • Download E-books Five Modern Japanese Novelists PDF

    By Donald Keene

    The New Yorker has referred to as Donald Keene "America's preeminent pupil of jap literature." Now he offers a brand new ebook that serves as either an excellent creation to trendy jap fiction and a memoir of his personal lifelong love affair with eastern literature and tradition. Five glossy jap Novelistsprofiles 5 well known writers whom Donald Keene knew for my part: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro. Keene masterfully blends vignettes describing his own encounters with those well-known males with autobiographical observations and his trademark discovered literary and cultural research.

    Keene opens with a confession: earlier than arriving in Japan in 1953, regardless of having taught eastern for numerous years at Cambridge, he knew the identify of just one dwelling eastern author: Tanizaki. Keene's education in classical jap literature and fluency within the language proved remarkable training, although, for the adventure of literary discovery that all started with that first journey to Japan, as he got here into touch, occasionally rather luckily, with the genius of a new release. it's a trip that might fascinate specialists and beginners alike

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  • Download E-books Mardock Scramble PDF

    A destiny to Die For!

    Reads L to R (Western Style), for audiences. Why me? It used to be to be the final idea a tender prostitute, Balot, might ever have…as a human besides. Taken in via a devious gambler named Shell, she grew to become a slave to his merciless wishes and could were killed by means of his hand if now not for a personal investigator and his self-aware common instrument, Oefcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot has not just actual powers, however the skill to disrupt social environments. She chases after Shell, his partner-in-crime Boiled, and faces down numerous insane villains during this pulse-pounding cyberpunk noir experience.
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  • Download E-books Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East PDF

    By Steve Nison

    Conventional Western equipment for chart research (the foundation of all technical analyses) use bar or issues and determine charts. but over a hundred years sooner than those equipment originated, the japanese have been utilizing their very own sort of technical research to be used within the rice futures industry. this method - often called the japanese Candlestick Charting recommendations as a result of its shut resemblance to candlesticks - has lately been attracting recognition since it offers exact insights into the marketplace. This paintings beneficial properties over three hundred charts that use candlesticks on my own and at the side of Western charting options, and explains their use.
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  • Download E-books Japan’s Dual Civil Society: Members Without Advocates (Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific) PDF

    By Robert Pekkanen

    This ebook offers an outline of the nation of Japan's civil society and a brand new concept, in line with political associations, to provide an explanation for why Japan differs loads from different industrialized democracies. It deals a brand new interpretation of why Japan's civil society has constructed because it has, with many small, neighborhood teams yet few huge, professionally controlled nationwide agencies. The e-book extra asks what the implications of that development of improvement are for Japan's coverage and politics. the writer persuasively demonstrates that political institutions—the regulatory framework, monetary flows, and the political chance structure—are accountable for this development, with the end result that civil teams have little probability of influencing nationwide coverage debates. The phenomenon of “members with no advocates” therefore has huge, immense implications for democratic participation in Japan.

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  • Download E-books Japanese Management in Change: The Impact of Globalization and Market Principles PDF

    Following the burst of the "economic bubble" within the Nineties, many jap businesses have been required to reform their administration structures. alterations in company governance have been generally mentioned in the course of that decade in reviews on "Japanese management." those discussions have led to little development, notwithstanding, in view that Americanization grew to become the dominant discourse referring to governance and the administration approach. there were few stories carried out from an educational viewpoint at the inner elements of firms that perform conventional jap administration concept. This e-book examines how, and the measure to which, the improvement of industry ideas accompanying the advances of globalization has affected the conventional eastern method. It specializes in 4 facets of company administration: administration associations, method, association, and human source administration. The aggregation of the recent administration process in jap businesses is considered a particular Japanese-style process of administration. With emphasis on those 4 facets, learn used to be performed at the uncomplicated constitution of that procedure, following adjustments out there, know-how, and society. additional, particular features of the fundamental constitution of the Japanese-style administration procedure have been studied. these findings are integrated right here, besides a dialogue and research of the course of destiny adjustments.
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  • Download E-books The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series) PDF

    By Keigo Higashino

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, unmarried mom who idea she had ultimately escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. while he exhibits up in the future to extort funds from her, threatening either her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the placement fast escalates into violence and Togashi finally ends up lifeless on her house ground. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko's round the corner neighbor, middle-aged highschool arithmetic instructor Ishigami, deals his support, disposing not just of the physique yet plotting the cover-up step by step.
    When the physique turns up and is pointed out, Detective Kusanagi attracts the case and Yasuko comes less than suspicion. Kusanagi is not able to discover any visible holes in Yasuko's synthetic alibi and but remains to be certain that there is anything improper. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and school buddy who often consults with the police. Yukawa, recognized to the police by means of the nickname Professor Galileo, went to varsity with Ishigami. After assembly up with him back, Yukawa is confident that Ishigami had anything to do with the homicide. What ensues is a excessive point conflict of wits, as Ishigami attempts to guard Yasuko by means of outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his so much smart and decided opponent yet.

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  • Download E-books Photography in Japan 1853-1912 PDF

    By Terry Bennett

    Photography in Japan 1853-1912 is an interesting visible checklist of jap tradition in the course of its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a latest, commercial country at a time while the paintings of images was once nonetheless in its infancy. The 350 infrequent and old photographs during this publication, so much of them released right here for the 1st time, chronicle the advent of images in Japan and early jap images. the photographs are greater than only a heritage of images in Japan, they're important in assisting to appreciate the dramatic alterations that happened in Japan throughout the mid-nineteenth century.

    These infrequent jap photographs—whether sensational or daily, intimate or panoramic—document a state approximately to desert its conventional methods and input the trendy period. Taken among 1853 and 1912 through crucial eastern and overseas photographers operating in Japan, this is often the 1st booklet to rfile the background of early images in Japan a accomplished and systematic method.
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  • Download E-books Essays on Japan: Between Aesthetics and Literature PDF

    By Michael F. Marra

    Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra’s essays written long ago ten years at the themes of eastern literature, jap aesthetics, and the distance among the 2 topics. Marra is without doubt one of the major students within the box of jap aesthetics and hermeneutics and has released largely on medieval and early sleek jap literature, proposal, and the humanities. This paintings will current the reader serious perception into the fields of jap aesthetics, literary hermeneutics, and literature, with essays on such texts and figures as Kuki Shūzō, the story of Genji, Motoori Norinaga, and Heidegger.
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  • Download E-books Nation and Nationalism in Japan PDF

    Nationalism was once some of the most very important forces in twentieth century Japan. It pervaded just about all facets of eastern existence, yet used to be a fancy phenomenon, usually altering, and sometimes that means various things to diverse humans. This e-book brings jointly attention-grabbing, unique new paintings, by means of more than a few foreign top students who reflect on jap nationalism in a large choice of its facets. total, the publication presents many new insights and lots more and plenty new pondering on what is still a crucially very important issue shaping present advancements in Japan.
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