Hokusai (Temporis Collection) by Edmond de Goncourt

By Edmond de Goncourt

Katsushika Hokusai is for sure the main recognized jap artist identified within the Western global because the heart of the 19th century. Reflecting the inventive expression of an remoted civilisation, the works of Hokusai, one of many first eastern artists to emerge in Europe, enormously prompted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, comparable to Vincent van Gogh. thought of a Ukiyo-e grasp even in the course of his lifetime, Hokusai fascinates us with the diversity and the importance of his paintings which spanned nearly 90 years and is gifted right here in all its breadth and variety.

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Warriors of Medieval Japan (General Military) by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

The fearless, elite warriors of medieval Japan have been unswerving comrades yet lethal foes. no matter if foot soldier, samurai or proficient murderer, those males have been pushed by means of strict codes of honor and certain by way of deep allegiances of rank, kin or religion.This e-book examines the army lives of 4 bold warrior varieties, overlaying the samurai and the ninja in addition to the reviews of warrior clergymen and ashigaru foot infantrymen, much less ordinary to western readers. The recruitment, education and gear of every warrior sort are defined, and their ideals, motivation and adventure of battle are explored. infrequent fabric from eastern assets makes this a hugely authoritative therapy of the army elites of medieval Japan, dropped at lifestyles by way of lavish illustrations and images.

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Tune In Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries by Tim Anderson

By Tim Anderson

All people desires to break out their dull, stagnant lives packed with inertia and remorse. yet so few humans even have the bravery to run -- run clear of every thing and selflessly hunt down own achievement at the different aspect of the area the place they don't comprehend whatever and won't be anticipated to. the area is filled with cowards. Tim Anderson used to be pushing thirty and dealing a string of dead-end jobs whilst he made the spontaneous choice to pack his luggage and flow to Japan, “where my prestige as a U.S. passport holder and card-carrying ‘American English’ speaker used to be an asset instead of a liability.” It used to be a gutsy circulation, specifically for a tall, white, homosexual Southerner who didn’t converse a lick of jap. yet his existence desperately wanted a shot of adrenaline, and what higher strategy to get one than to go away at the back of every thing he had ever identified to maneuver to “a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with smart, sensibly proportioned people who make him glance fat?” In Tokyo, Tim grew to become a “gaijin,” an interloper whose stumbling development via eastern tradition is minutely chronicled in those 16 howlingly humorous tales. but regardless of the steep studying curve and the possible consistent humiliation, the gaijin from North Carolina steadily starts off to discover his method. no matter if enjoying drums at the fly in an another way all-Japanese noise band or trying to continue his English lecture room fresh while it’s invaded through an older lady scholar with a grimy brain, Tim involves notice that dwelling a significant existence is set waiting for the unexpected…right whilst he least expects it.

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The Languages of Japan by Masayoshi Shibatani

By Masayoshi Shibatani

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This booklet surveys the 2 major indigenous languages of Japan, jap and Ainu. No genetic courting has been verified among them, and structurally they vary considerably. Shibatani has as a result divided his learn into autonomous components. the 1st is the main finished learn of the polysynthetic Ainu language but to seem in English. the second one half offers widely with eastern. It discusses themes from the evolution of the writing method and the variations among men's and women's speech, to problems with larger theoretical complexity, resembling phonology, the lexicon and be aware formation, and the syntax of agglutinative morphology. As an American proficient pupil in Japan, the writer is in a different place that offers him a twin standpoint on language deriving from Western linguistic scholarship and the japanese grammatical culture.

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Delaying Retirement: Progress and Challenges of Active by Dirk Hofäcker, Moritz Hess, Stefanie König

By Dirk Hofäcker, Moritz Hess, Stefanie König

To a backdrop of getting old societies, pension crises and labour marketplace reforms, this e-book investigates how the coverage shift from early retirement to energetic aging has affected person retirement behaviour. targeting 11 ecu international locations, the U.S. and Japan, it brings jointly top foreign specialists to investigate fresh adjustments in pension platforms. Their findings reveal that there was a basic transition in pension guidelines and a steep elevate in older staff’ retirement a long time and employment charges. but adjustments in retirement habit aren't lightly dispensed throughout all societal strata. This increases the intense challenge that an total upward push within the retirement age can be observed by means of the re-emergence of social inequality within the transition from paintings to retirement. This leading edge edited assortment will entice scholars and students of sociology, economics, political technological know-how, human assets administration, gerontology and social coverage, and in addition to policy-makers and pros facing older employees.

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An Introduction to Japanese Society, Second Edition by Yoshio Sugimoto

By Yoshio Sugimoto

This revised variation has been up to date to hide advancements within the 5 years because the first variation used to be released. Yoshio Sugimoto demanding situations the conventional suggestion that Japan is an homogeneous society with few cultural and social disparities.

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel--a ebook that offered greater than one million copies the 1st week it went on sale in Japan--from the award-winning, the world over best-selling writer Haruki Murakami.

right here he supplies us the awesome tale of Tsukuru Tazaki, a tender guy haunted through an excellent loss; of desires and nightmares that experience unintentional effects for the realm round us; and of a trip into the prior that's essential to mend the current. it's a tale of affection, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989: The Emergence of the by Edward Seidensticker

By Edward Seidensticker

Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa, on hand the following for the 1st time in one quantity, tells the tale of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an remoted Japan to at least one of the main well known glossy towns on this planet. With an analogous scholarship and magnificence that gained him admiration as one of many most desirable translators of jap literature, he bargains the reader his personal wonderful photo of a complete society all at once rising into the fashionable international. by means of turns elegiac and humorous, reflective and crisp, Tokyo: From Edo to Showa is a crucial cultural heritage of Asia's maximum urban.

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The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing by Tamara Hareven

By Tamara Hareven

The makers of obi, the based and expensive sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. those households of brands, weavers, and different craftspeople established within the Nishijin weaving district of Kyoto have practiced their hard craft for generations. In fresh a long time, besides the fact that, because of declining markets for kimono, they locate their livelihood and satisfaction tougher to maintain. This publication is a poignant exploration of a vanishing global. Tamara Hareven integrates old learn with extensive existence background interviews to bare the relationships between relations, paintings, and neighborhood during this hugely really good occupation.

Hareven makes use of her wisdom of cloth staff' lives within the usa and Western Europe to teach how extraordinary similarities in weavers' reviews go beyond cultural changes. those very wealthy own stories, taken over a decade and a part, offer perception into how those women and men have juggled family members and paintings roles and coped with insecurities. Readers can study firsthand how weavers understand their craft and the way they interpret their lives and examine the area round them. With infrequent immediacy, The Silk Weavers of Kyoto captures a life-style that's swiftly disappearing.

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