Seeing Japan

Seeing Japan

The scenes and images that best typify Japan are showcased in this lavishroduction - full colour photographs throughout, with a succinct andlluminating text. Part 1 presents the tremendous range of landscapes andustoms in the various distinctive regions of this suprisingly large andiverse nation, while Part 2 concentrates on the arts and traditions of aulture that has been nurtured over centuries. Part 3 offers essentialackground on the country's history, language and people.

Must-see Japan

The Complete Insider's Guide to Seeing the Best of Japan in One Trip

Must-see Japan

Must-See Japan is your up-to-date and concise guide for discovering the best sights, the most delicious foods and the essential must-do activities in this fascinating and complex country. Written by someone who has spent to close to 10 years living in and travelling all around the country, this book is full of inside information to help you discover some of the best things on offer, from popular tourist attractions to hidden gems most tourists miss.Offering detailed itineraries for trips lasting a few days to a couple of weeks, this guide will help you plan every detail of your stay in Japan. Must-See Japan includes: * Insider tips and advice on when and where is best to visit, so you won't miss a thing * Detailed itineraries for making the most of your Japanese adventure * Travel advice, including information on rail passes, trains and buses * Lists everything from hotels, hot springs and restaurants, to best WiFi options and must-do activities * Useful direct links to websites with all the latest information * Practical advice on what to do and how to do it, drawing on the personal experience of the author, a long-term resident of Japan * Quickly find the information you need with guides to each region and city * Small, compact size, so you can take it anywhere * Unbeatable value for a guide packed with a decade's worth of firsthand and trustworthy advice

Film Resources on Japan

Film Resources on Japan


I’ll Be Seeing You

A Love Story

I’ll Be Seeing You

This is a true love story of a woman who walked through life's trials with God by her side. Her walk and faith in Jesus Christ manifests itself when she tells of her trials and tribulations, that she endured during World War II, Vietnam and during her almost 65 years of marriage to the same man. Her continued faith will inspire you, and help you to understand what you may need to do, when you are confronted with life's tragic and sometimes sudden events. She is of the "Greatest Generation" and her story, much of which is in her own words, will instill in you that courage that her generation had. This story was accomplished with historical perspective and with a feeling of deep religious conviction.

Jacob Schiff and the Art of Risk

American Financing of Japan's War with Russia (1904-1905)

Jacob Schiff and the Art of Risk

Jacob Henry Schiff (1847–1920), a German-born American Jewish banker, facilitated critical loans for Japan in the early twentieth century. Working on behalf of the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Schiff’s assertiveness in favour of Japan separated him from his fellow German Jewish financiers and the banking establishment generally. This book’s analysis differs from the consensus that Schiff funded Japan largely out of enmity towards Russia but rather sought to work with Japan for over thirty years. This was as much a factor in his actions surrounding the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) as his concern to thwart Russian antisemitism. Of interest to financial historians alongside Japanese historians and academics of both genres, this book provides a lively and thoroughly researched volume that precisely focuses on Schiff’s mastery of banking.

U.S.-Japan

A Looming Crisis? : Hearing and Markup Before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, July 16, 1991

U.S.-Japan


Japan's Financial Crisis

Institutional Rigidity and Reluctant Change

Japan's Financial Crisis

At the beginning of the 1990s, a massive speculative asset bubble burst in Japan, leaving the nation's banks with an enormous burden of nonperforming loans. Banking crises have become increasingly common across the globe, but what was distinctive about the Japanese case was the unusually long delay before the government intervened to aggressively address the bad debt problem. The postponed response by Japanese authorities to the nation's banking crisis has had enormous political and economic consequences for Japan as well as for the rest of the world. This book helps us understand the nature of the Japanese government's response while also providing important insights into why Japan seems unable to get its financial system back on track 13 years later. The book focuses on the role of policy networks in Japanese finance, showing with nuance and detail how Japan's Finance Ministry was embedded within the political and financial worlds, how that structure was similar to and different from that of its counterparts in other countries, and how the distinctive nature of Japan's institutional arrangements affected the capacity of the government to manage change. The book focuses in particular on two intervening variables that bring about a functional shift in the Finance Ministry's policy networks: domestic political change under coalition government and a dramatic rise in information requirements for effective regulation. As a result of change in these variables, networks that once enhanced policymaking capacity in Japanese finance became "paralyzing networks"--with disastrous results.

Potters of Japan

Another Look at the Timeless Art of Nine Families

Potters of Japan

From 2005 through 2007, the author studied nine families from the original 1968 documentary film "Potters of Japan" by Richard and Marj Peeler. The Kondo, Shimaoka, Ichino, Kaneshige, Mori, Katō, Fujiwara, Waraku and Takahashi family names are synonymous with Japanese pottery. Each produces ceramic work that is respected and admired by thousands of Japanese and individuals throughout the world. This book is a review of each family since the original film and essentially a study of contemporary Japanese Ceramics from 1968 to the present. There are as many similarities as differences among this group of potters. Tradition is pivotal here; family name, prestige, artistic and technical secrets are passed from generation to generation with each family developing their own expression and unique qualities. Today, studio pottery in Japan has grown and there are many more people working and expanding the traditions of the original six old kilns (rokkouyo) and this book is an introduction to studio pottery in Japan today.

ASEAN-Japan Relations

Trade and Development

ASEAN-Japan Relations

A companion volume to ASEAN-Japan Relaions: Investment. Contributors include Narongchai Akrasanee, Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Prijono Tjiptoherijanto, Zakaria Haji Ahmad, K.C. Cheong, Romeo M. Bautista, Wilfrido V. Villacorta, Lim Hua sing, Lee Chin Choo, Likhit Dhiravegin, and kazuo Nukazawa. This volume identifies and analyses the economic and political factors influencing the direction and future of bilateral and intra-regional trade.

Japan Diary

Japan Diary

This book is an eyewitness report of what happened in Japan and Korea during the Occupation years from December 1945 to May 1948. It is also meant to be some other things. It is the story of that extraordinary figure General Douglas MacArthur, and the men around him. It is the story of the way American foreign polity operated in one segment of the globe and of the plot and counterplot that went on behind the Japanese throne in the years of war and of the subsequent conspiracy to thwart the Allied purposes. It is the story of the common people in two Oriental lands. It is, finally, the record of the author's education, and not a few readers will find it controversial. But it is an absorbing book nonetheless, and the years that have passed since its first publication have not diminished its value as the chronicle of a highly observant reporter. It is indeed an intriguing panorama that Gayn presents, and whether the reader agrees with him in all of his observations, he can hardly accuse him of being unexciting.