Category: Japan

Download e-book for iPad: Samurai Commanders (2): 1577-1638 (Elite) (Vol 2) by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

ISBN-10: 1841767441

ISBN-13: 9781841767444

This moment quantity approximately Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States, a interval while merely the main capable leaders survived. This was once a time while the prowess of a commander used to be measured as a lot via his strategic and organizational talents as via his person battling talents and he was once anticipated to offer as nice a express of power within the council chamber as at the battlefield. This ebook discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of gifted commanders equivalent to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - nice males who stood out prominently because of their intricate matches of armour and helmets, their wonderful own heraldry and their nice armies.

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New PDF release: Community Practices for Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

By Rajib Shaw (auth.), Rajib Shaw (eds.)

ISBN-10: 4431542450

ISBN-13: 9784431542452

ISBN-10: 4431542469

ISBN-13: 9784431542469

This publication offers key classes from community-based risk-reduction practices in Japan, a rustic that's frequently hit via mess ups and that still has proven powerful resilience in dealing with these mess ups. Japan has a robust governance process for catastrophe probability relief. even though, the Kobe earthquake of 1995 confirmed the significance of neighborhood involvement in catastrophe reaction in addition to restoration. With numerous examples from diverse elements of Japan, the publication elaborates at the significance of community-based possibility aid and the options required for maintaining the various neighborhood techniques. The booklet has thirteen chapters and is split into 3 components: (1) Evolution of community-based probability relief in Japan; (2) Community-based risk-reduction concerns; and (3) Case stories.

The fundamental aim teams for this publication are scholars and researchers within the fields of atmosphere, catastrophe threat aid, and weather switch reviews. The booklet presents them with a good suggestion of the present study developments within the box and furnishes easy wisdom approximately those important themes. one other aim crew includes practitioners and coverage makers, who may be capable of follow the data gathered the following to coverage and decision-making.

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Shan Sa's The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel PDF

By Shan Sa

Because the eastern army invades Nineteen Thirties Manchuria, a tender woman techniques her personal sexual coming of age. Drawn right into a complicated triangle with boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of maturity via taking part in the sport of decide on strangers in a public square--and but the strength of hope, just like the profession, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the woman who performs cross, her so much beneficial and common opponent is a jap soldier in hide. Captivated via her attractiveness up to by means of her daring, unpredictable method of the method video game, the soldier unearths his loyalties challenged. Is there room at the route to battle for that the majority progressive of acts: falling in love?

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Download e-book for iPad: A Guide to Food Buying in Japan by Carolyn R. Krouse

By Carolyn R. Krouse

ISBN-10: 0804834725

ISBN-13: 9780804834728

A advisor for foodstuff purchasing in Japan takes the secret out of buying jap foodstuff in addition to loved ones must haves whereas staying in Japan.
A advisor for nutrition deciding to buy in Japan comprises finished lists in eastern and English of well known constituents to boot a home items. fundamentals from milk, eggs, salt, pepper, soba, tempura to laundry detergents, cleansing provides and private hygiene products—all listed for simple reference. This publication is helping consultant the customer via every one technique in buying foodstuff or own loved ones items in Japan. The goods are indexed out in actual fact besides images to aid determine the goods. The booklet comprises 4 appendixes: Counting in jap, Weights and Measures (converting normal and metric), phrases utilized in Cooking (Japanese personality and Romanized – English translations), Recipes and Cooking information all designed for the yank cook dinner to exploit whereas in Japan. this can be a should have booklet for any trip to Japan.

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Download e-book for iPad: Deep River by Shusaku Endo

By Shusaku Endo

A visit to India turns into a trip of discovery for a gaggle of jap travelers taking part in out their "individual dramas of the soul." Isobe searches for his reincarnated spouse, whereas Kiguchi relives the wartime horror that finally kept his existence. Alienated by means of center age, Mitsuko follows Otsu, a failed priest, to the holy urban of Varanas, hoping that the murky Ganges holds the key to the "difference among being alive and really living." trying to find absolutes, every one personality confronts in its place the ethical ambiguity of India's advanced tradition, during which reliable and evil are obvious as a complete as detached to contrast because the Ganges River, which washes the dwelling and transports the useless. This novel is an engaging research of cultural truths published via a wealthy and sundry solid. Endo, one in every of Japan's best writers, (The ultimate Martyrs, LJ 9/1/94) skillfully depicts the small info of existence, making an investment them with common value. hugely instructed.

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Download PDF by Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright: Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

By Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright

ISBN-10: 0195175263

ISBN-13: 9780195175264

It is a spouse quantity to The Koan and The Zen Canon, via an identical editors. the 1st quantity accrued unique essays on koan collections, recorded sayings of person masters, histories of significant colleges, and compilations of monastic rules. the second one specializes in the early background of Zen in China, supplying assessment exams of a few of the most crucial canonical texts that set the Zen culture in movement all through East Asia. Zen Classics will stick to that ancient circulation, focusing totally on texts from Korea and Japan that introduced this Buddhist flow to fruition. even supposing vastly varied common and constitution all the texts and genres of texts thought of the following have been primary to the unfolding of Zen in East Asia. the variety of genres unearths the sorts of Zen perform, from ideas of day-by-day perform to sermons and meditation manuals. The all new essays during this quantity could be contributed by way of a global crew of amazing students of Buddhism. it truly is aimed toward large viewers together with students, Zen practitioners, and students of East Asian historical past, faith, and tradition, in addition to experts in Buddhist heritage.

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Download e-book for kindle: State Formation in Japan: Emergence of a 4th-Century Ruling by Gina Barnes

By Gina Barnes

ISBN-10: 0203462874

ISBN-13: 9780203462874

ISBN-10: 0415311780

ISBN-13: 9780415311786

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time an important physique of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on eastern early nation formation, introduced jointly in order that successive issues shape a coherent evaluate of the issues and suggestions of historic Japan. The writings are, now and again, the single reviews of those subject matters to be had in English and so they range from the vast majority of different articles at the topic in being anthropological instead of cultural or historic in nature.

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New PDF release: Japan at Play

By Joy Hendry

ISBN-10: 0203996569

ISBN-13: 9780203996560

ISBN-10: 0415215013

ISBN-13: 9780415215015

This booklet explores the parable, so abused by way of the mass media, that the japanese are a gray, nameless mass of effective, obedient staff. The articles make clear a Japan open air officialdom, a full of life Japan of tumultuous and self reliant suggestion, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, competitive and wasteful, inventive and anti-authoritarian. The book's actually overseas individuals learn the function in glossy jap society of a number of rest and play actions, from consuming to trip, soccer to karaoke, tattoos to rock fandom. They discover how issues which look like play in a single context are lethal severe in one other, and the way the thrill and delight should be accomplished in unforeseen methods. additionally they draw cognizance to the significance of such actions in figuring out the deeper constitution and that means pervading all components of the society within which they ensue. This ebook could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of jap experiences, Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural experiences.

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Kerstin Teicher's Der Übergang von der Hochschule in die Berufstätigkeit in PDF

By Kerstin Teicher

ISBN-10: 3322932931

ISBN-13: 9783322932938

ISBN-10: 3810025720

ISBN-13: 9783810025722

Der Übergang von Schule und Hochschule in den Beruf ist in Japan durch eine sehr kurze Dauer des Such- und Einstellungsprozessen gekennzeichnet sowie in der Regel durch eine Einstellungsentscheidung bereits mehrere Monate vor Schul- und Studienabschluß. Das Buch zeigt die Grundprinzipien der Übergangsverfahren sowie die vorherrschenden Einstellungskriterien. Es stellt heraus, daß das Verfahren ein hohes Maß der Belohnung des Bildungserfolgs und eine hohe Erwartungssicherheit für die Mehrheit der Absolventen fördert, aber das Bild der zukünftigen Tätigkeiten und Beschäftigungsbedingungen blaß läßt und unkonventionelle Lösungen benachteiligt. Die Autoren untersuchen, in welchem Maße sich in jüngerer Zeit Veränderungen durch den Wertewandel unter den Jugendlichen, die zunehmende Bedeutung fachlicher Spezialisierungen und durch die gewachsenen Beschäftigungsprobleme ergeben haben.

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