Download Defense of Japan: 1945 by Steven J. Zaloga PDF

By Steven J. Zaloga

In 1945, together with her fleet destroyed and her armies crushed, the single factor that stood among Japan and an Allied invasion used to be the varied coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. this can be the 1st ebook to take a close examine the japanese domestic island fortifications that have been developed in the course of 1941-45. using diagrams, specifically commissioned paintings, and assets formerly unavailable in English, Steven Zaloga examines those defences within the context of a potential Allied invasion, developing quite a few arguments for one of many maximum 'what if' eventualities of global warfare II, and supporting to give an explanation for why the american citizens made up our minds to head forward with a nuclear choice.

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Download The Cambridge history of Japan by Delmer M. Brown PDF

By Delmer M. Brown

«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.

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Download A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations by Conrad Schirokauer PDF

By Conrad Schirokauer

This compelling textual content explores the improvement of China and Japan via their artwork, faith, literature, and concept in addition to via their fiscal, political, and social heritage. the writer group combines powerful learn with large lecture room educating adventure to supply a transparent, constant, and hugely readable textual content that's available to scholars with out past wisdom of the historical past of East Asia.

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Download In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami PDF

By Ryu Murakami

It is simply ahead of New Year's. Frank, an obese American vacationer, has employed Kenji to take him on a guided journey of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on 3 successive evenings. yet Frank's habit is so unusual that Kenji starts to entertain a terrible suspicion: that his new buyer is in truth the serial killer at the moment terrorizing the town. It isn't until eventually the second one evening, although, in a scene that may surprise you and make you chuckle and make you hate your self for giggling, that Kenji learns precisely how a lot he has to worry and the way irrevocably his stumble upon with this nice white whale of an American will swap his life.

Kenji's intimate wisdom of Tokyo's intercourse undefined, his considerate observations and wisecracks in regards to the vacancy and hypocrisy of up to date Japan, and his insights into the shockingly common phenomena of "compensated dating" and "selling it" between jap schoolgirls, provide us lots to consider on each web page. Kenji is our likable, if faraway from blameless, consultant to the inferno of violence and evil into which he unwillingly descends-and from which in basic terms Jun, his sixteen-year-old female friend, can almost certainly keep him. . . .

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Download Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple • Reusable • Beautiful by Pixeladies PDF

By Pixeladies

The Pixeladies are stitching specialists Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They exhibit readers the centuries-old culture of furoshiki, the japanese paintings of wrapping items in cloth for useful reasons. a gorgeous and unique option to current a present, from nutrition goods to present playing cards! The ebook is illustrated with photographs of accomplished wraps and comprises uncomplicated step by step directions. discover ways to make 18 diverse wraps for wrapping five major item shapes—bag, field, flat, bottle, and basket. additionally integrated are principles for designing distinct wraps utilizing floor layout recommendations, plus a gallery displaying beautiful complete items. You’ll have the knowledge to furoshiki absolutely anything!

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Download The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel by Shan Sa PDF

By Shan Sa

Because the eastern army invades Thirties Manchuria, a tender woman methods her personal sexual coming of age. Drawn right into a advanced triangle with boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of maturity by way of enjoying the sport of choose strangers in a public square--and but the strength of hope, just like the profession, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the woman who performs move, her so much precious and widespread opponent is a eastern soldier in hide. Captivated via her good looks up to by way of her daring, unpredictable method of the tactic video game, the soldier reveals his loyalties challenged. Is there room at the route to conflict for that almost all progressive of acts: falling in love?

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Download Super Sushi Ramen Express by Michael Booth PDF

By Michael Booth

From the writer of The virtually approximately excellent People comes Super Sushi Ramen Express, a desirable and humorous culinary trip via Japan

Japan is arguably the preeminent meals country in the world; it is a mecca for the world's maximum cooks and has extra Michelin stars than the other state. the japanese visit outstanding lengths and price to consume meals that's marked either by way of its beautiful practise and unique content material. Their creativity, commitment, and braveness within the face of dishes comparable to cod sperm and octopus ice cream are just now commencing to be absolutely preferred within the sushi and ramen-saturated West, as are the notable well-being merits of the conventional jap diet.

Food and commute author Michael sales space takes the culinary pulse of up to date Japan, studying interesting advice and recipes that few westerners were aware of prior to. observed by means of fussy eaters lower than the age of six, he and his spouse commute the size of the...

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