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  • Download E-books Norwegian Wood PDF

    By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

    First American Publication

    This lovely and elegiac novel by means of the writer of the the world over acclaimed Wind-Up chook Chronicle has bought over four million copies in Japan and is now to be had to American audiences for the 1st time.  It is certain to be a literary event.

    Toru, a quiet and preternaturally severe younger collage scholar in Tokyo, is dedicated to Naoko, a stunning and introspective younger girl, yet their mutual ardour is marked by way of the tragic loss of life in their ally years before.  Toru starts off to conform to campus existence and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, yet Naoko unearths the pressures and duties of lifestyles unbearable.  As she retreats extra into her personal global, Toru unearths himself attaining out to others and attracted to a fiercely self sustaining and sexually liberated younger woman.

    A poignant tale of 1 collage student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that far away position of a tender man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.

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  • Download E-books Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan PDF

    By Robert Whiting

    "A interesting examine a few attention-grabbing those who exhibit how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan."--Mario Puzo

    In this unorthodox chronicle of the increase of Japan, Inc., Robert Whiting, writer of You Gotta Have Wa, supplies us a clean point of view at the financial miracle and close to catastrophe that's sleek Japan.

    Through the eyes of Nick Zappetti, a former GI, former black marketer, failed specialist wrestler, bungling diamond thief who grew to become himself into "the Mafia boss of Tokyo and the king of Rappongi," we meet the avid gamers and the losers within the high-stakes online game of postwar finance, politics, and legal corruption during which he thrived. here is the tale of the Imperial resort diamond robbers, who tried (and can have complete) the most important heist in Tokyo's background. this is Rikidozan, the pro wrestler who nearly single-handedly revived jap satisfaction, yet whose personal ethnicity needed to be stored mystery. And here's the tale of the intimate relationships shared via Japan's ruling social gathering, its monetary combines, its ruthless felony gangs, the CIA, American significant company, and maybe a minimum of one presidential relative. here's the bottom of postwar Japan, that's merely now coming to gentle.

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  • Download E-books A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower PDF

    By Kenneth G. Henshall

    In a unprecedented mix of finished insurance and sustained serious concentration, this e-book examines jap historical past in its entirety to spot the standards underlying the nation's development to superpower. Japan's success is defined now not basically in monetary phrases, yet at a extra primary point, as a fabricated from old styles of reaction to condition. Japan is proven to be a state traditionally impelled by way of a practical choice to prevail. The ebook additionally highlights unresolved questions and little-known facts.

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  • Download E-books Hear the Wind Sing PDF

    By Haruki Murakami

    First e-book within the "Trilogy of the Rat"

    The author recollects the times of his early twenties. The biology pupil handed his summer time holiday aimlessly again at his domestic city. There are episodes approximately his formative years and his 3 ladies whose names and faces have lengthy been forgotten. Amid the bar scenes of cigarettes, french fries and beers, there has been nonetheless more space for his favorite writer and the chunks of his philosophies.

    Hear the Wind Sing was once by no means published in any English-speaking nations, yet a translation was once offered in Japan with the intention to enhance one's English examining talents, entire with a word list within the again with the tougher phrases outlined in eastern.

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  • Download E-books Salvation of a Saint: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series) PDF

    By Keigo Higashino

    From the writer of the the world over bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the newest novel that includes "Detective Galileo"

    In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was once a success with critics and readers alike. the 1st significant English language book from the most well-liked bestselling author in Japan, it used to be acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa―Detective Galileo―returns in a brand new case of most unlikely homicide, the place instincts conflict with evidence and thought with fact.

    Yoshitaka, who was once approximately to go away his marriage and his spouse, is poisoned by way of arsenic-laced espresso and dies. His spouse, Ayane, is the logical suspect―except that she was once countless numbers of miles away while he was once murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is instantly smitten together with her and refuses to think that she may have had something to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, even though, is confident Ayane is to blame. whereas Utsumi's instincts inform her something, the evidence of the case are one other subject. So she does what her boss has performed for years whilst stymied―she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.

    But even the intense brain of Dr. Yukawa has difficulty with this one, and he needs to by some means have the option to unravel an most unlikely homicide and trap a really actual, very lethal assassin.

    Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending most sensible, pitting emotion opposed to truth in a superbly plotted crime novel full of twists and reverses that would astonish and shock even the main attentive and jaded of readers.

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  • Download E-books Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images PDF

    The Western discovery of eastern work at nineteenth-century world’s gala's and export outlets catapulted eastern paintings to new degrees of foreign reputation. With that acceptance, even if, got here feedback, as Western writers started to lament a perceived finish to natural eastern artwork and an increase in westernized cultural hybrids. the japanese reaction: nihonga, a conventional variety of portray that reframed current innovations to tell apart them from Western inventive conventions. Making smooth Japanese-Style Painting explores the visible features and social capabilities of nihonga and strains its dating to the earlier, its audience, and rising notions of the trendy jap state.

    Chelsea Foxwell sheds mild on interlinked traits in eastern nationalist discourse, executive paintings coverage, American and eu observation on jap paintings, and the calls for of export. The seminal artist Kano Hogai (1828–88) is one telling instance: initially a painter for the shogun, his artwork finally advanced into novel, eerie pictures intended to meet either jap and Western audiences. instead of easily soaking up Western ways, nihonga as practiced via Hogai and others broke with pre-Meiji portray whilst it labored to neutralize the rupture.

    through arguing that basic adjustments to viewers expectancies ended in the emergence of nihonga—a conventional interpretation of jap artwork for a latest, foreign market—Making sleek Japanese-Style Painting offers a clean examine a major element of Japan’s improvement right into a sleek nation.

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  • Download E-books The Heart of a Fox PDF

    By T. Isilwath

    A fable Romance novel set in sixteenth Century Japan. a tender girl from the fashionable international is by accident despatched again to Japan's Feudal period the place she needs to learn how to live to tell the tale. Her lifestyles will depend on the abilities and efforts of a half-kitsune whose lifestyles she saves.

    Trapped in a time now not her personal, Joanna needs to have the option to outlive because the insulin for her Type-1 diabetes beings to run out.

    A story of time shuttle and overcome worry, The middle of a Fox is a narrative of power, braveness within the face of insurmountable odds, and the iconic, everlasting energy of affection.

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  • Download E-books Classical Bujutsu (Martial Arts and Ways of Japan) PDF

    By Donn F. Draeger

    Advanced amid the incessant struggle of medieval Japan, bujutsu, or "martial arts," supplied the warrior with the technical and mental education that ready him to exploit his guns in genuine wrestle. Classical Bujutsu emphasizes the intensely useful nature of those martial arts. the writer describes 16 significant kinds of bujutsu, utilising numerous guns and strategies.

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