Mirror Sword And Jewel

Author: Kurt Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134248385
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Mirror Sword And Jewel from the Author: Kurt Singer. Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.

Shinto Arts

Author: Japan House Gallery
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Shinto Arts from the Author: Japan House Gallery.

The Sword Of Heaven

Author: Mikkel Aaland
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520076
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The Sword Of Heaven from the Author: Mikkel Aaland. “Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.


Author: Otto C. Lightner
Publisher: [Chicago
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Hobbies from the Author: Otto C. Lightner.


Author: Stephen Turnbull
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781841769516
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Samurai from the Author: Stephen Turnbull. Explores the samurai within the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, the author illuminates the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them -- relationships that are shown to persist in Japan.

Japan S Contested Constitution

Author: Glenn D. Hook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134549881
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Japan S Contested Constitution from the Author: Glenn D. Hook. Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include; * the no war, `pacifist' clause * tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty * the political import of the constitution for Japanese political parties * the significance of the constitution for the Japanese people


Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 178093968X
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Showa from the Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki. Showa, Japanese for 'radiant peace', was the name given to Emperor Hirohito's reign at his accession in 1926. This was the beginning of a significant period of growth of militarism, the Pacific war and the phenomenal post-war economic expansion of Japan. The first book to present modern Japanese history through the eyes of individuals, Showa presents the experiences of three individuals born at the beginning of this age, giving a unique inside view of Japan's recent history. Their experiences include training as a suicide pilot, being a draft evader during the Pacific War, a leader in the Communist Party, and a colonist in Korea, turned overnight in August 1945 from a member of the ruling elite into a refugee. First published in 1984, this title is part of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections series.

Ways Of Forgetting Ways Of Remembering

Author: John Dower
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595588116
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Ways Of Forgetting Ways Of Remembering from the Author: John Dower. Ways of Forgetting looks at the key moments in the relationship between two national powers focusing on Japanese perceptions of the United States: how the Japanese saw Hiroshima, the American occupation, and the changes in their own lives. We also catch a glimpse of Japanese attitudes toward their own war crimes. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Dower offers blistering comments on Bush’s attempts to justify the invasion of Iraq by citing Dower’s own work on the U.S. occupation of Japan. The book is a fascinating and probing look at the ways in which we remember the tangled history between the United States and Japan and how it is still invoked today.