Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu Before 1882 the Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense

By Darrell Max Craig

Predecessor of Judo and precursor of contemporary final struggling with types, Jujitsu is a martial paintings built through the elite samurai category in the course of Japan's feudal days. for hundreds of years, this system of unarmed self-defense proved such a success in strive against that it was once stored mystery and taught to a opt for few.

in response to the author's research with teachers of the Tokyo police division, this ebook positive aspects the normal recommendations of Jujitsu, sometimes called Ju-Jiutsu. bankruptcy via bankruptcy, it addresses and demonstrates Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police/ self-defense/ martial approach/ physique techniques). particular suggestions lined comprise using fingers, throwing an opponent, attacking very important issues with moves and kicks, and using guns reminiscent of the staff.

even though designed to accompany education, this attention-grabbing booklet additionally serves as a extraordinary illustrated advisor to the key paintings of samurai self-defense.

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Fodor's Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)

In 2015 Japan becomes the eleventh most well-liked vacation spot for US tourists. Over one million americans stopover at every year to event this land of beautiful good looks, and up to date fluctuations within the yen have made it extra of a reasonable vacation spot than ever. In attractive complete colour, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's everlasting attracts, from historical temples and gardens and the planned speed of the tea rite, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech towns.

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Japan Style: Architecture Interiors Design

By Kimie Tada

Enter the realm of the fashionable jap apartment, the place each item in sight is a piece of artwork. Japan Style introduces 20 distinctive apartments. With greater than two hundred colour photos, this e-book showcases the lovely great thing about previous houses, and divulges how they're cared for by way of their owners.

Traditional eastern houses, with beautifully crafted nice wooden, nice workmanship and seasonal inside preparations, have a cultured of countless simplicity. in contrast to jap hotels and ancient constructions, the homes featured during this booklet are inner most estate and aren't open to public viewing. Japan Style bargains a unprecedented glimpse into the intimate international of the typical eastern and interesting perception into the conventional structure of Japan.

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1Q84 (Vintage International)

By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

“Murakami is sort of a magician who explains what he’s doing as he plays the trick and nonetheless makes you suspect he has supernatural powers . . . yet whereas an individual can inform a narrative that resembles a dream, it is the infrequent artist, like this one, who could make us think that we're dreaming it ourselves.” —The ny occasions ebook Review
 
The yr is 1984 and the town is Tokyo.

A younger lady named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic advice and starts to note confusing discrepancies on the earth round her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel life, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ an international that bears a question.” in the meantime, an aspiring author named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting undertaking. He turns into so wrapped up with the paintings and its strange writer that, quickly, his formerly placid existence starts off to come back unraveled.

As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the process this unmarried yr, we study of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever nearer: a gorgeous, dyslexic teenage woman with a different imaginative and prescient; a mysterious spiritual cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, filthy rich dowager who runs a defend for abused girls; a hideously grotesque inner most investigator; a mild-mannered but ruthlessly effective bodyguard; and a in particular insistent television-fee collector.

A love tale, a secret, a myth, a unique of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s such a lot bold project but: an fast top vendor in his local Japan, and a big feat of mind's eye from considered one of our so much respected modern writers.

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New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes

The hot Japan by means of David Matsumoto units out to explain the nervousness and unrest that plague present eastern society, the rift among the older, extra conventional generations and the more youthful, extra cosmopolitan and Westernized generations. the writer attracts upon a wealth pf eastern and Western resources to assemble a thourough exploration of either classis and modern perspectives of jap culture.Citing educational stories and surveys, Matsumoto debunks seven universal stereotypes of jap tradition: collectivism, realization of others, perceptions of self, emotionality, the salaryman, schooling and lifelong employment, and marriage. Matsumoto additionally explores the explanations behimnd tumultous upheavals, the which means of the moving cultural styles within the place of work, schooling, activities, and daily life.ContentsFigures and TablesAcknowledgmentsForeword1 jap tradition, prior and Present2 Seven Stereotypes approximately jap tradition and Their Reality3 Why Did jap tradition Change?4 The that means of adjusting eastern tradition in daily Life5 Visions of a brand new Japan within the FutureAppendixReferencesIndex

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The Pearl Diver

By Jeff Talarigo

In 1948, a nineteen-year-old pearl diver's desires of spending her lifestyles combing the waters of Japan’s Inland Sea are shattered while she discovers she has leprosy. by means of legislations, she is exiled to an island leprosarium, the place she is stripped of her dignity and advised to disregard her prior. Her identify is erased from her kinfolk files, and he or she is pressured to choose a brand new one. To the 2 thousand sufferers at the island of Nagashima, she turns into leave out Fuji.

Although medicinal drugs arrest the process omit Fuji's illness, she can't depart the colony. in its place, she turns into a caretaker to the opposite sufferers, and during the instance in their braveness, she earnings perception into the deep wellspring of power she's going to have to reclaim her freedom. Written with precision and eloquence, The Pearl Diver is a blinding meditation on isolation and group, cruelty and compassion.

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Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2, 1600 to 2000 (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)

Now drastically multiplied to incorporate the complete 20th century, and starting in 1600, resources of jap culture offers writings via sleek Japan's most vital philosophers, spiritual figures, writers, and political leaders. the amount bargains wide introductory essays and statement to aid in realizing the files' ancient settings and importance. This accelerated variation has revised a number of the texts from the unique version and additional a very good many no longer incorporated or translated sooner than. New additions comprise files at the postwar period, the significance of schooling within the technique of modernization, and women's issues.

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1Q84, Book 3

By Haruki Murakami

Booklet of 1Q84 ends with Aomame status at the Metropolitan parkway with a gun among her lips. She has come tantalisingly as regards to assembly her liked Tengo purely to have him slip away on the final minute. The fans of the cult chief she assassinated are decided to trace her down and he or she has been residing in hiding, thoroughly remoted from the realm. even if, Tengo has additionally resolved to discover Aomame. because the of them discover increasingly more concerning the unusual global of 1Q84, and the mysterious Little humans, their eager for each other grows. Can they locate one another earlier than they themselves are found?

This is simply e-book 3 of 1Q84, as lots of people (like me) initially got simply Books One & as one quantity, with this one on hand later.

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Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

On March eleven, 2011, an earthquake sufficiently big to knock the earth from its axis despatched a major tsunami dashing towards the japanese coast and the getting older and susceptible Fukushima Daiichi nuclear strength reactors. Over the next weeks, the realm watched in horror as a ordinary catastrophe grew to become an artificial disaster: fail-safes failed, cooling platforms close down, nuclear rods melted.

In the 1st definitive account of the Fukushima catastrophe, major specialists from the Union of involved Scientists, David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, staff up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan, the lead reporter of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning assurance of the 3 Mile Island twist of fate, to inform this harrowing tale. Fukushima combines a fast moving, riveting account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with a proof of the technological know-how and expertise at the back of the meltdown because it spread out in actual time. reinforced via pictures, explanatory diagrams, and a accomplished thesaurus, the narrative additionally extends to different critical nuclear injuries to handle either the terrifying query of even if it will probably ensue in other places and the way this sort of drawback will be avoided within the future.

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