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  • Download E-books An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful PDF

    By J. David Simons

    An eminent British author returns to the hotel inn within the jap mountains the place he as soon as spent a stunning, snowed-in iciness. It was once there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing the USA of being in denial concerning the awful aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As we research extra approximately his previous lifestyles, even though - as a pupil in Bloomsbury, concerned with a well-known American painter - we realize that he too is in denial, attempting to get away previous occasions which are now quickly catching up with him. A sweeping novel of East and West, love and warfare, truths and denials.

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  • Download E-books On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi PDF

    By Ryusho Kadota

    March eleven, 2011.
    The Tōhoku earthquake struck earlier than 3 on a Friday afternoon. sizeable earthquake harm was once by means of tsunami emerging to heights of forty meters that swept 10km inland, scouring the land of houses, institution, groups, and folks. The earthquake and tsunami on my own have been failures of excellent percentage, leading to over 15,000 deaths, over a hundred, 000 structures destroyed, and financial losses anticipated as excessive as $235 billion by way of the realm Bank.

    And that used to be in basic terms the typical disaster.

    The artifical catastrophe begun a similar day, because the tsunami swept over the seawall of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear energy Plant, flooding the ability and destroying a lot of its apparatus, together with its onsite emergency energy turbines. bring to a halt from all exterior energy resources, the reactors and spent fuel-rod assemblies started to overheat.
    3 reactors suffered meltdowns. Hydrogen fuel explosions blew aside the outer containment structures on 3 reactors. And the area watched as Japan struggled to convey the placement less than regulate ahead of the worst state of affairs got here to pass.
    regardless of extra traditional and artifical stumbling blocks, the boys and girls on the plant succeeded of their efforts, progressively bringing the reactors below keep an eye on, restoring energy, and edging again, one inch at a time, from the very verge of collapse of disaster.

    This is their tale, according to wide interviews with the folks who fought and gained that conflict, and particularly with Masao Yoshida, the fellow who drove all of them to get the task done.
    right here finally is the interior tale of what they confronted, what assets and knowledge they'd to paintings with, and why they made the selections they did.

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  • Download E-books Fodor's Japan (Full-color Travel Guide) PDF

    In 2015 Japan becomes the eleventh preferred vacation spot for US tourists. Over 1000000 americans stopover at every year to event this land of beautiful good looks, and up to date fluctuations within the yen have made it extra of a reasonable vacation spot than ever. In lovely complete colour, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's everlasting attracts, from old temples and gardens and the planned velocity of the tea rite, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech towns.

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  • Download E-books Sayonara: A Novel PDF

    By James A. Michener

    From an exceptional grasp of historic fiction comes a super story of affection amid warfare. James A. Michener combines strong storytelling with light sensitivity during this novel of a U.S. military guy who falls for a desirable jap girl opposed to all odds. significant Lloyd Gruver considers himself fortunate. The son of a military common, courting the daughter of one other robust army family members, his destiny seems to be impossibly vibrant. Stationed in attractive, unique Japan, he simply can’t comprehend men like deepest Joe Kelly, who throws away his existence within the States by means of marrying one of many neighborhood women. Then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, not anything issues anymore . . . not anything yet her.
     
    Praise for James A. Michener
     
    “A grasp storyteller . . . Michener, by means of any criteria, is a phenomenon.”The Wall road Journal
     
    “Sentence for sentence, writing’s quickest cognizance grabber.”The manhattan Times
     
    “Michener has turn into an establishment in the USA, score someplace among Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You examine much from him.”Chicago Tribune
     
    “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener additionally educates.”Los Angeles Times

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  • Download E-books Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations PDF

    By Kent E. Calder

    Regardless of the iconic value of the U.S.-Japan safeguard alliance, the wider courting among the 2 international locations is this day beset through sobering new problems. during this accomplished comparative research of the transpacific alliance and its political, monetary, and social foundations, Kent E. Calder, a number one Japan professional, asserts that bilateral family among the 2 nations are dangerously eroding as either search broader innovations in a globally orientated international. Calder records the quiet erosion of America's multidimensional ties with Japan as China rises, generations switch, and new forces come up in either American and eastern politics. He then assesses effects for a twenty-first-century army alliance with bold coordination standards, explores replacement international paradigms for facing the USA, followed through Britain, Germany, and China, and provides prescriptions for restoring U.S.-Japan kinfolk to energy once more.

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  • Download E-books Mechademia 3: Limits of the Human PDF

    Dramatic advances in genetics, cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology have given upward thrust to either hopes and fears approximately how expertise may perhaps remodel humanity. because the risk of a posthuman destiny turns into more and more most likely, debates approximately tips on how to interpret or form this destiny abound. In Japan, anime and manga artists have for many years been imagining the contours of posthumanity, growing extraordinary and occasionally worrying artworks that envision various human/nonhuman hybrids: biological/mechanical, human/animal, and human/monster. Anime and manga supply a constellation of posthuman prototypes whose hybrid natures require a shift in our conception of what it skill to be human.

    Limits of the Human—the 3rd quantity within the Mechademia series—maps the terrain of posthumanity utilizing manga and anime as courses and signposts to appreciate the right way to take into consideration humanity’s new possibilities and bounds. via quite a lot of texts—the folklore-inspired monsters that populate Mizuki Shigeru’s manga; Japan’s Gothic Lolita culture; Tezuka Osamu’s unique cyborg hero, Atom, and his manga model of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (along with Ôtomo Katsuhiro’s 2001 anime movie adaptation); the robotic anime, Gundam; and the proposal of the uncanny in Ghost within the Shell 2: Innocence, between others—the essays during this quantity reject easy human/nonhuman dichotomies and in its place motivate a provocative rethinking of the definitions of humanity alongside fullyyt unforeseen frontiers.

    individuals: William L. Benzon, Lawrence fowl, Christopher Bolton, Steven T. Brown, Joshua Paul Dale, Michael Dylan Foster, Crispin Freeman, Marc Hairston, Paul Jackson, Thomas LaMarre, Antonia Levi, Margherita lengthy, Laura Miller, Hajime Nakatani, Susan Napier, Natsume Fusanosuke, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Ôtsuka Eiji, Adèle-Elise Prévost and MUSEbasement; Teri Silvio, Takayuki Tatsumi, Mark C. Taylor, Theresa Winge, Cary Wolfe, Wendy Siuyi Wong, and Yomota Inuhiko.

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  • Download E-books One Man's Justice PDF

    By Akira Yoshimura

    It is simply after the second one international struggle. Takuya, an officer in Japan's former Imperial military, isn't really stunned whilst he gets a postcard asking him to report back to the U.S. nearby Command Headquarters in Tokyo. He assumes that the americans have realized of his involvement within the execution of prisoners-of-war. Now he's a fugitive in his personal country.
    He travels on crowded trains via a land of defeat, humiliation, and starvation. With frequent speak of prosecution for warfare crimes, he fears that his prior might be published. yet why should still a decent and dutiful guy like him be prosecuted via the very those that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
    One Man's Justice is an unnerving tale of undying relevance from a grasp of the mental novel.

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  • Download E-books Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture PDF

    By Ran Zwigenberg

    In 1962, a Hiroshima peace delegation and an Auschwitz survivor's association exchanged relics and tales, together with the bones and ashes of Auschwitz sufferers. This symbolic come upon, within which the useless have been actually conscripted within the carrier of the politics of the dwelling, serves as a cornerstone of this quantity, shooting how reminiscence used to be applied to rebuild and redefine a shattered global. this can be a robust examine of the contentious background of remembrance and the commemoration of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima within the context of the worldwide improvement of Holocaust and global battle II reminiscence. Emphasizing the significance of nuclear matters within the Fifties and Sixties, Zwigenberg strains the increase of worldwide commemoration tradition in the course of the reconstruction of Hiroshima as a 'City of brilliant Peace', memorials and museums, worldwide tourism, advancements in psychiatry, and the emergence of the determine of the survivor-witness and its results for worldwide reminiscence practices.

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  • Download E-books Eat. Work. Shop.: New Japanese Design PDF

    By Marcia Iwatate

    Eat. paintings. Shop. provides a outstanding selection of state of the art advertisement websites in Japan.

    Vibrant colour images and compelling textual content make this the last word consultant to trendy eastern lifestyles. Seven of the country's most appropriate architects show off their principles in 34 outlets, eating places, salons, bars and spas. The structure and inside designs are uniquely jap and may upload a particular aptitude to any retail, workplace or retail layout project.

    In collaboration with a brand new new release of marketers, those designers are reshaping easy thoughts of the way modern eastern devour, paintings and store. fantastically illustrated with over 250 pictures, the destinations during this publication mirror every little thing from postmodern industrialism to suggestive eroticism. an entire new language of layout, propelled via the japanese penchants for innovation, has given this iteration a carte blanche to redefine Japan because the world's subsequent cultural superpower, unhindered by way of the obstacles of culture.

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  • Download E-books Popular Hits of the Showa Era: A Novel PDF

    From the writer of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly humorous story of an intergenerational conflict of the sexes.

    In his such a lot irreverent novel but, Ryu Murakami creates a competition of epic proportions among six aimless youths and 6 tough-as-nails ladies who conflict for keep an eye on of a Tokyo local. on the outset, the younger males look louche yet risk free, their actions constrained to ingesting, snacking, peering at a unadorned neighbor via a window, and acting karaoke. The six "aunties" are fiercely self sustaining profession ladies. while one of many boys executes a deadly ambush of 1 of the ladies, chaos ensues. the ladies band jointly to discover the killer and designated revenge. In flip, the men buckle down, examine physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in one blast. Who knew lethal "gang conflict" will be such enjoyable? Murakami builds the clash right into a hilarious, spot-on satire of contemporary tradition and the tensions among the sexes and generations.

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