By Shiba Ryōtarō
Clouds above the Hill is among the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the 1st time. quantity I describes the expansion of Japan’s fledgling Meiji nation, an enormous "character" within the novel. we're additionally brought to our 3 heroes, born into obscurity, the brothers Akiyama Yoshifuru and Akiyama Saneyuki, who will cross directly to play very important roles within the jap military and army, and the poet Masaoka Shiki, who will spend a lot of his brief existence attempting to identify the haiku as a revered poetic shape. An epic portrait of Japan in situation, Clouds above the Hill combines image army heritage and hugely readable fiction to depict an aspiring kingdom modernizing at breakneck pace.
By Center of Military History
By Shuichi Yoshida
In a crowded two-bedroom residence in Tokyo, 4 jap twenty-somethings are watching for their lives to start. they've got come from everywhere Japan, bringing with them goals of good fortune and romance, yet existence isn’t precisely going as deliberate. Kotomi waits by way of the telephone for a boyfriend who by no means calls, Ryosuke is drowsing together with his most sensible friend’s female friend, and Mirai’s ingesting has develop into a major challenge. merely Naoki, an aspiring filmmaker and the glue that retains all of them jointly, appears to be like on track. in the meantime, their round the corner acquaintances are as much as whatever suspicious, and a mysterious attacker is terrorizing the local.
When a homeless teen abruptly seems, his arrival units off a sequence of occasions that may deliver to mild darkish secrets and techniques the tenants of Apt. 401 have stored from one another—and from themselves. Parade—from Shuichi Yoshida (“Japan’s Stieg Larsson” —The Wall highway Journal), the wildly well known writer of Villain—is a surprising tale of lifestyles within the gigantic urban.
By Marius B. Jansen
«Кембриджская история» – результат совместных трудов ведущих специалистов по японской истории и культуре. Издание объединило на своих страницах все имеющееся на сегодняшний день знание о Японии. Шесть томов «Истории» охватывают исторический период с eight в. до н.э. по наши дни, освещая практически все аспекты японской культуры: религиозные верования, ритуалы, искусство, архитектуру, народное творчество, политику и экономику.
Это издание – настоящая находка для всех тех, кто интересуется историей культуры и истории, а в частности – японской.
By George L. Hicks
Over 100,000 ladies throughout Asia have been sufferers of enforced prostitution by means of the japanese Imperial Forces in the course of global warfare II. until eventually as lately as 1993 the japanese govt endured to disclaim this shameful point of its wartime background. George Hicks's ebook is the single heritage in English concerning this poor enslavement of girls.
By Olof G. Lidin, Olaf G Lidin
The yr 1543 marked the start of a brand new worldwide recognition in Japan with the coming of shipwrecked Portuguese retailers on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan. different Portuguese quickly and Japan grew to become conscious of a global past India. After the retailers got here the 1st missionary Francis Xavier in 1549, starting the Christian century in Japan. this isn't a brand new tale, however it is the 1st time that eastern, Portuguese and different ecu bills were introduced jointly and provided in English. Their arrival used to be recorded through the japanese in Tanegashima kafu, the Teppoki and the Kunitomo teppoki, right here translated and provided including eu studies. comprises maps, and Portuguese and jap illustrations.
By Phillip Towle, Nobuko Margaret Kosuge
By Akiko Hashimoto
In The lengthy Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of conflict reminiscence in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in global struggle II, exhibiting how and why defeat has develop into an indelible a part of nationwide collective lifestyles, specifically in fresh a long time. Divisive conflict stories lie on the root of the contentious politics surrounding Japan's pacifist structure and remilitarization, and gasoline the escalating frictions in East Asia recognized jointly as Japan's "history problem." Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and a wealth of well known reminiscence information, this publication identifies 3 preoccupations - nationwide belonging, therapeutic, and justice - in Japan's discourses of defeat. Hashimoto uncovers the major conflict reminiscence narratives which are shaping Japan's offerings - nationalism, pacifism, or reconciliation - for addressing the emerging foreign tensions and eventually overcoming its darkish historical past.
By Richard H. Minear
Takeyama Michio, the writer of Harp of Burma, used to be thirty-seven in 1941, the 12 months of the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. Husband, father of kids born in the course of the battle, and instructor at Japan's elite institution of upper schooling in Tokyo, he skilled the battle on its domestic entrance. His essays offer us with a private checklist of the bombing of Tokyo, the lack of nutrition, the shortcoming to get exact information regarding the struggle, the frictions among civilians and army and among his elite scholars and different civilians, the mobilization of scholars into manufacturing unit jobs and the army, and the relocation of civilians out of the Tokyo zone. This intimate account of the "scars of war," together with own anecdotes from Takeyama's scholars and relations, is certainly one of only a few histories from this particular vantage aspect. Takeyama's writings train readers approximately how the warfare affected traditional eastern and produce his options approximately Japan's best friend Germany, the Tokyo battle Crimes Trial, and the quick postwar years. fantastically translated by means of Richard H. Minear, those sincere and relocating essays are a clean examine the historical past of Japan in the course of the Asia-Pacific warfare.
By Minae Mizumura
Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, the autumn of Language within the Age of English lays naked the fight to continue the brilliance of one's personal language during this interval of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but in addition raised and knowledgeable within the usa, Minae Mizumura recognizes the worth of a common language within the pursuit of data, but additionally embraces the several methods of knowing provided through a number of tongues. She warns opposed to wasting this valuable diversity.
Universal languages have regularly performed a pivotal position in advancing human societies, Mizumura indicates, yet within the globalized international of the net, English is quick changing into the only universal language of humanity. the method is unstoppable, and striving for overall language equality is delusional--and but, specific varieties of wisdom should be received basically via writings in particular languages.
Mizumura calls those writings "texts" and their final shape "literature." in simple terms via literature, and extra essentially throughout the different languages that supply start to a number of literatures, will we nurture and enhance humanity. Incorporating her personal reports as a author and a lover of language, and embedding a parallel heritage of jap, Mizumura bargains an intimate examine the phenomena of person and nationwide expression.