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1 Junior New Horizon English - Japanese Dictionary.
Tokyo Shoseki: 1989. 4487342511 / 9784487342518 s Softcover in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
Illustrated pocket dictionary for the fluent Japanese speaker (no romaji for the Japanese definitions). Front endpapers illustrated with familiar items and their English words, and rear endpapers illustrated with U.S. map. 
Price: 23.97 USD
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2 AKIYAMA, NOBUO; AKIYAMA, CAROL. Japanese At A Glance: Phrase Book And Dictionary For Travelers.
Barron's Educations Series, Inc., New York: 1984. 0812028503 / 9780812028508 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. Name of the previous owner appears on the top edge. 
Over 1500 expressions for every travel situation. Bilingual guide to over 2000 key words. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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3 ALLISON, ANNE. Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, And Corporate Masculinity In A Tokyo Hostess Club.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 1994. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Nightwork, Anne Allison opens a window onto Japanese corporate culture and gender identities. Allison performed the ritualized tasks of a hostess in one of Tokyo's many "hostess clubs": pouring drinks, lighting cigarettes, and making flattering or titillating conversation with the businessmen who came there on company expense accounts. Her book critically examines how such establishments create bonds among white-collar men and forge a masculine identity that suits the needs of their corporations. Allison describes in detail a typical company outing to such a club—what the men do, how they interact with the hostesses, the role the hostess is expected to play, and the extent to which all of this involves "play" rather than "work." Unlike previous books on Japanese nightlife, Allison's ethnography of one specific hostess club (here referred to as Bijo) views the general phenomenon from the eyes of a woman, hostess, and feminist anthropologist. Observing that clubs like Bijo further a kind of masculinity dependent on the gestures and labors of women, Allison seeks to uncover connections between such behavior and other social, economic, sexual, and gendered relations. She argues that Japanese corporate nightlife enables and institutionalizes a particular form of ritualized male dominance: in paying for this entertainment, Japanese corporations not only give their male workers a self-image as phallic man, but also develop relationships to work that are unconditional and unbreakable. This is a book that will appeal to anyone interested in gender roles or in contemporary Japanese society. Contents: Acknowledgments Prelude Introduction Pt. 1: Ethnography of a Hostess Club Ch. 1: A Type of Place Ch. 2: A Type of Routine Ch. 3: A Type of Woman Pt. 2: Mapping the Nightlife within Cultural Categories Introduction Ch. 4: Social Place and Identity Ch. 5: The Meaning and Place of Work: The Sarariiman Ch. 6: Family and Home Ch. 7: Structure of Japanese Play Ch. 8: Male Play with Money, Women, and Sex Pt. 3: Male Rituals and Masculinity Introduction Ch. 9: Male Bonding Ch. 10: The Mizu Shobai Woman: Constructing Dirtiness and Sex Ch. 11: Impotence as a Sign and Symbol of the Sarariiman References Index Anne Allison is the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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4 ANJO, IKUKO. Japanese- English/ English- Japanese Concise Dictionary Romanized.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 0781801621 / 9780781801621 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Over 8,000 entries * Ideal for students and travelers * Romanized entries for quick and easy pronunciation * Completely modern and up-to-date vocabulary * Helpful notes on word usage in Japanese-English section * An appendix of conversational phrases * A concise easy-to-use format 
Price: 11.35 USD
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5 ARIYOSHI, SAWAKO; TAHARA, MILDRED(TRANSLATOR) The River Ki.
Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, New York and San Francisco: 0870113852 / 9780870113857 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Gift inscription signed by author. 

Price: 71.49 USD
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6 BAYLISS, JEFFREY PAUL. On The Margins Of Empire: Buraku And Korean Identity In Prewar And Wartime Japan.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. Harvard East Asian Monographs 349. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Two of the largest minority groups in modern Japan—Koreans, who emigrated to the metropole as colonial subjects, and a social minority with historical antecedents known as the Burakumin—share a history of discrimination and marginalization that spans the decades of the nation's modern transformation, from the relatively liberal decade of the 1920s, through the militarism and nationalism of the 1930s, to the empire's demise in 1945. Through an analysis of the stereotypes of Koreans and Burakumin that were constructed in tandem with Japan's modernization and imperial expansion, Jeffrey Paul Bayliss explores the historical processes that cast both groups as the antithesis of the emerging image of the proper Japanese citizen/subject. This study provides new insights into the majority prejudices, social and political movements, and state policies that influenced not only their perceived positions as "others" on the margins of the Japanese empire, but also the minorities' views of themselves, their place in the nation, and the often strained relations between the two groups. Jeffrey Paul Bayliss is Associate Professor of History at Trinity College. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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7 BAYRD, EDWIN & EDITORS OF THE NEWSWEEK BOOK DIVISION. Kyoto.
Newsweek, New York: 1974. 0882250868 / 9780882250861 Wonders of Man Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Name of previous owner appears on page opposite the half title page. 
Here is an opportunity to visit Kyoto while remaining in your most comfortable chair. Highly illustrated with color photos. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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8 BELLI, MELVIN M.; JONES, DANNY R. JONES; FLYNN, ERROL (FOREWORD); IRIE, TOSHIO (PREFACE). Belli Looks At Life And Law In Japan.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis: 1960. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Sets out to tell the story of what it is like to live under the customs and laws of a foreign culture. A combination of fact and anecdote. Describes Japanese courts and prisons, department stores and temples, dens and palaces. Includes reports on a number of sensational trials, photographs and an Index. 
Price: 16.25 USD
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9 BENY, ROLOFF (PHOTOGRAPHY); THWAITE, ANTHONY (TEXT); READ, HERBERT (INTRODUCTION). Japan In Color.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1967. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Poor condition, but the tipped in plates are all in good condition. The spine is missing from the book. 
Contains 96 tipped in plates in full color. The photos are grouped as follows" Images of a Landscape; Gardens and Temples: The Grammar of Design; Custom and Ceremony: The Gestures of a People; Images of Permanence. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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10 BLASER, WERNER. Japanese Temples And Tea-houses.
Werner Blaser, Basle: 1956. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Pencil underlining on some pages. 

Price: 94.05 USD
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11 BORTON, HUGH. Japan's Modern Century.
The Ronald Press, New York: 1955. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
In the mid-nineteenth century, Japan was a secluded, semi-feudal, agrarian country of only thirty million persons. By 1955, it turned into a modern industrial state with population of more than eighty-seven million. This book endeavors to explain Japan's phenominal transformation, seeking answers to the twofold question: How did Japan get that way? Where is it likely to go? Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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12 BOWIE, HENRY P. On The Laws Of Japanese Painting: An Introduction To The Study Of The Art Of Japan.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1971. 0486200302 / 9780486200309 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 15.91 USD
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13 BROWN, MICHELLE HANEY; PADRON, AYA (ILLUSTRATIONS). My First Book Of Japanese Words: An Abc Rhyming Book.
Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and My First Book of Japanese Words introduces it in a playful and gentle way. 
Price: 12.30 USD
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14 BUMILLER, ELISABETH. The Secrets Of Mariko: A Year In The Life Of A Japanese Woman And Her Family.
Times Books, New York: 1995. 081292603X / 9780812926033 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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15 BURSTEIN, DANIEL. Yen! Japan's New Financial Empire And Its Threat To America.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1988. 0671647636 / 9780671647636 First printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The first book to examine the startling consequences of Japan's increasing control over the global economy's most strategic single resource: money. 
Price: 187.15 USD
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16 CAMBRIDGE. The Cambridge Library Of Ornamental Art: Japanese Ornament, From The 17th To The 19th Century.
W. H. Smith Publishers, New York: 1991. 0831739312 / 9780831739317 Gallery Books Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Reproduces masterpieces of Japanese decorative art in full color. 
Price: 29.74 USD
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17 CHAMBERLIN, WILLIAM HENRY. Japan Over Asia.
Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City: 1942. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn at the binding. 
Not merely an account of the political factors in Japan's drive for Lebensraum, but it presents an intimate picture of the family and social life of a people who are striving desperately to adjust their fundamental oriental culture to the Westernization of life and customs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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18 CHAPMAN, WILLIAM. Inventing Japan: The Making Of A Postwar Civilization.
Prentice-Hall Press, New York: 1991. 0139429212 / 9780139429217 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 10.21 USD
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19 CLAVELL, JAMES. Gai-jin: A Novel Of Japan.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1993. 0385310161 / 9780385310161 Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A tale of passion set in 19th century Japan. Weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations. 
Price: 7.84 USD
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20 CLAVELL, JAMES. Gai-jin: A Novel Of Japan.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1993. 0385310161 / 9780385310161 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A tale of passion set in 19th century Japan. Weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations. 
Price: 7.84 USD
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