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Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
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Home becomes elusive in this story about immigration and acculturation, pieced together through old pictures and salvaged family tales. Both the narrator and his grandfather long to return to Japan, but when they do, they feel anonymous and confused: "The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other." Allen Say's prose is succi...


Fruits by Shoichi Aoki
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If you ever wondered where the catwalk got its claws, then the portraits gathered in photographer Shoichi Aoki's book Fruits, from the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo, point the way to an extraordinarily imaginative and invariably stunning glut of mongrel fashion heists. A best-of collection from the fanzine of the same name, and published for the f...


Lonely Planet Japan (Lonely Planet. Japan, 8th Ed) by Chris Rowthorne, Andrew Bender, John Ashburne, Sara Benson, David Atkinson, Craig McLachlan
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks ...


Gateway to Japan by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky
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Fodor's Japan, 16th Edition : The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated, with Color Photos and Many Maps by Fodor's
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No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Japan give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's Japan show...


Untangling My Chopsticks : A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
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In 1986, two years out of college and restless at her job with an ad agency, Riccardi left New York to spend a year in Kyoto, where she lived with a Japanese couple and attended an elite school devoted to the study of kaiseki, a highly ritualized form of cooking that accompanies the formal tea ceremony. From her adoptive "family" she learned about Japanese...


Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5) by Sal Murdocca, Mary Pope Osborne
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Their search for the enchantress, Morgan le Fay, takes Jack and Annie back to ancient Japan, where, in the care of a ninja master, they confront evil samurai warriors.

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Japanese in 10 Minutes a Day® by Kristine K. Kershul, Shaun Doig, Yukari Doig
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Let's Go Japan 1st Ed by Inc. Let's Go
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Little Adventures in Tokyo : 39 Thrills for the Urban Explorer by Rick Kennedy
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Rick Kennedy, author of Good Tokyo Restaurants and Home Sweet Tokyo, has lived in Tokyo for 20 years and knows the city well. When he decided to write Little Adventures in Tokyo, he didn't want to replicate the other comprehensive cinderblock-like guides on the market. He wanted to create a slim, lightweight guide to Tokyo fun, because Tokyo can b...


Lonely Planet Hong Kong, Macau (10th Edition) by Damian Harper, Steve Fallon, Stephen Fallon
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A tale of two cities: Hong Kong, reclaimed from rock, sea and sky; Macau, Europe's first enclave in Asia. Vivid, varied, fascinating and flavoursome. And that's just what they've got in common!

  • hikes and haunts: discover the hidden secrets of urban and rural Hong Kong
  • over the border excursions to bustling Shenzhen or leafy Zhuhai
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Tokyo City Atlas: A Bilingual Guide by Kodansha International
Publisher : Kodansha International
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A new and comprehensive guide to Metropolitan Tokyo, providing place names in both English and Japanese. Contains a total of 51 maps useful for foreign residents, and will be an indispensable, handy companion for travelers.

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*21 area maps of Metropolitan Tokyo (42 pages) showing the more detailed block numbers (banchi), a first for a bilingual atla...


Everyday Life in Traditional Japan by Charles J. Dunn
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Lost Japan by Alex Kerr
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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The Japanese Way : Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Japanese by Noriko Takada, Rita L. Lampkin, Norika Takada
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For All Students Ideal for a variety of courses, this valuable handbook helps students understand how people of today's Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives.

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Sources of Japanese Tradition by Ryusaku Tsunoda, William Theodore de Bary
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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Examines Japanese thought through the traditions of Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, liberalism, nationalism, and socialism from earliest times to the present.

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Business Passport to Japan: Maximizing Your Success in the 21st Century by Sue Shinomiya, John Gillespie, Brian S. Szepkouski
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This book is designed as a blueprint for business success in Japan.

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The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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Old Kyoto: A Guide to Traditional Shops, Restaurants, and Inns by Diane Durston, Diana Durston, Donald Richie
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The Roads to Sata: A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan by Alan Booth
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Sata is the cape at the southernmost tip of Kyushu in southwest Japan. Booth, an Englishman living in Japan, walked there from Cape Soya at the northernmost tip of Hokkaido in northern Japan. It took him 128 days, following a mostly rural route down the eastern side of the islands. His book is a delightful series of encounters with and impressions of local p...


36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan by Cathy N. Davidson
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English professor Davidson recounts her travels in Japan in the 1980s; BOMC selection in cloth.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Classic Japanese Inns and Country Getaways by Margaret Price
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A Practical Guide to Living in Japan: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Settle In by Jarrell D. Sieff
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"A Practical Guide to Living in Japan by travel expert Jarrell D. Sieff is a definitive, ‘user friendly’ guide...a highly recommended resource that will save the traveler, business man or student an immeasurably valuable amount of time, expense, anxiety, confusion, and hassle." --Midwest Book Review

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Kyoto: Seven Paths to the Heart of the City by Diane Durston, Katsuhiko Mizuno
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Japan's Hidden Hot Springs by Robert C. Neff
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