JPRI’S RECOMMENDED LIBRARY ON JAPAN


REFERENCE

J. A. A. Stockwin, Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

CLASSICS

Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946.

Herbert P. Bix, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Alan Booth, The Roads to Sata, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1985.

Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, New York: Basic Books, 1997.

Samuel Coleman, Family Planning in Japanese Society: Traditional Birth Control in a Modern Urban Culture, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Michael Crichton, Rising Sun, New York: Knopf, 1992.

Takeo Doi, The Anatomy of Dependence, Tokyo: Kodansha, 1973.

John Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

The Autobiography of Fukuzawa Yukichi, Eiichi Kiyooka, trans. (1899); New York: Columbia University Press, 1980; Boston: Madison Books, 1992.

Shintaro Ishihara, The Japan that Can Say No, Ezra F. Vogel, foreword, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Marius B. Jansen, Japan and China: From War to Peace, 1894-1972, Chicago: Rand McNally, 1975.

Sheila K. Johnson, The Japanese Through American Eyes, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1991.

David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro, Yakuza: Japan’s Criminal Underworld, expanded edition, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Masao Maruyama, Thought and Behaviour in Modern Japanese Politics, Ivan Morris, ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Ivan Morris, The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan, New York: Meridian Books, 1975.

Chie Nakane, Japanese Society, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970.

E. H. Norman, Origins of the Modern Japanese State: Selected Writings of E. H. Norman, John W. Dower, ed., New York: Pantheon, 1975.

Richard J. Samuels, Machiavelli’s Children: Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2003.

G. B. Sansom, The Western World and Japan, New York: Knopf, 1951.

Patrick Smith, Japan: A Reinterpretation, New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

HISTORICAL WORKS

Roger Bowen, Innocence Is Not Enough: The Life and Death of Herbert Norman, Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1988.

John Hunter Boyle, Modern Japan: The American Nexus, Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

John W. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, New York: Pantheon, 1986.

Peter Duus, Feudalism in Japan, 3rd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Carol Gluck, Japan's Modern Myths, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Sheldon H. Harris, Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45, and the American Cover-up, London: Routledge, 1994.

Laura Hein and Mark Selden, eds. Censoring History: Citizenship and Memory in Japan, Germany, and the United States, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.

George Hicks, The Comfort Women, New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995.

Katsuichi Honda, The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1999.

Germaine A. Hoston, Marxism and the Crisis of Development in Prewar Japan, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Daikichi Irokawa, The Age of Hirohito: In Search of Modern Japan, New York: Free Press, 1995.

Chalmers Johnson, An Instance of Treason: Ozaki Hotsumi and the Sorge Spy Ring, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Edward T. Linenthal and Tom Engelhardt, eds., History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past, New York: Metropolitan Books, 1996.

Stephen C. Mercado, The Shadow Warriors of Nakano: A History of the Imperial Japanese Army’s Elite Intelligence School, Washington, DC: Brassey’s, Inc., 2002.

Fred G. Notehelfer, Japan Through American Eyes: The Journal of Francis Hall, Kanagawa and Yokohama, 1859-1866, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Yuki Tanaka, Japan’s Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the U.S. Occupation, London: Routledge, 2002.

Lester I. Tenney, My Hitch in Hell: The Bataan Death March, Washington, DC: Brassey’s, Inc., 1995.

Yoshiko Uchida, Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1982.

Robert Whymant, Stalin's Spy: Richard Sorge and the Tokyo Espionage Ring, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Charles L. Yates, Saigo Takamori: The Man Behind the Myth, London: Kegan Paul, 1995.

Yoshimi Yoshiaki, Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military During World War II, New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

OKINAWA

Norma Field, In the Realm of a Dying Emperor, New York: Pantheon, 1991.

Laura Hein and Mark Selden, eds., Islands of Discontent: Okinawan Responses to Japanese and American Power, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Akemi Kikumura-Yano, and James A. Hirabayashi, eds., New Worlds, New Lives: Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Glenn D. Hook and Richard Siddle, eds., Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

Chalmers Johnson, ed., Okinawa: Cold War Island, Cardiff, Calif.: Japan Policy Research Institute, 1999.

George H. Kerr, Okinawa: The History of an Island People, rev. ed., Boston: Tuttle, 2000.

Ruth Ann Keyso, Women of Okinawa: Nine Voices from a Garrison Island, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2000.

Josef Kreiner, ed., Ryûkyû in World History, Bonn, Germany: Bier’sche Verlagsanstalt, 2001.

Michael S. Molasky, The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory, London: Routledge, 1999.

Michael Molasky and Steve Rabson, eds., Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2000.

Ronald Y. Nakasone, ed., Okinawan Diaspora, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2002.

Masahide Ota, “The U.S. Occupation of Okinawa and Postwar Reforms in Japan Proper,” in Robert E. Ward and Yoshikazu Sakamoto, eds., Democratizing Japan: The Allied Occupation. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1987, pp. 284-305.

Steve Rabson, intro. and trans., Ôshiro Tatsuhiro and Higashi Mineo, Okinawa: Two Postwar Novellas, Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1989.

Colonel Hiromichi Yahara, The Battle for Okinawa, Intro. and Commentary by Frank B. Gibney, New York: Wiley, 1995.

SOCIAL ISSUES

Lesley Downer, The Brothers: The Hidden World of Japan's Richest Family, New York: Random House, 1994.

Lesley Downer, Madame Sadayako: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West, New York: Gotham Books, 2003.

Eric A. Feldman, The Rituals of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Eric A. Feldman and Ronald Bayer, eds., Blood Feuds: AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Sheldon Garon, The State and Labor in Modern Japan, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Andrew Gordon, Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Matthews Masayuki Hamabata, Crested Kimono: Power and Love in the Japanese Business Family, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Rokuro Hidaka, The Price of Affluence: Dilemmas of Contemporary Japan, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1984.

Sumiko Iwao, The Japanese Woman: Traditional Image & Changing Reality, New York: Free Press, 1993.

David T. Johnson, The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Robert Jay Lifton, Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyô, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism, New York: Metropolitan Books, 1999.

Gavan McCormack, The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1996.

Brian J. McVeigh, Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Masao Miyamoto, Straightjacket Society, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1994.

Haruki Murakami, Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche, Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel, trans., London: The Harvill Press, 2000.

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Jean R. Renshaw, Kimono in the Boardroom: The Invisible Evolution of Japanese Women Managers, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Sonia Ryang, North Koreans in Japan: Language, Ideology, and Identity, Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1997.

Ikko Shimizu, The Dark Side of Japanese Business: Three “Industry Novels,” Tamae K. Prindle, trans., Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1995.

Frank K. Upham, Law and Social Change in Postwar Japan, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Robert Whiting, Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan, New York: Pantheon, 1999.

Karel van Wolferen, The Enigma of Japanese Power, New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

Samuel Coleman, Japanese Science: From the Inside, London: Routledge, 1999.

Robert L. Cutts, An Empire of Schools: Japan’s Universities and the Molding of a National Power Elite, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.

Ronald Dore, Education in Tokugawa Japan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1992.

Bruce S. Feiler, Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School, New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1991.

Byron K. Marshall, Learning to be Modern: Japanese Political Discourse on Education, Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1994.

Brian J. McVeigh, Life in a Japanese Women’s College: Learning to be Ladylike, London: Routledge, 1997.

Brian J. McVeigh, Japanese Higher Education as Myth, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2002.

T. J. Pempel, Patterns of Japanese Policymaking: Experiences from Higher Education, Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1978.

Thomas P. Rohlen, Japan’s High Schools, Berkeley; University of California Press, 1983.

Donald R. Thurston, Teachers and Politics in Japan, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1973.

Merry White, The Japanese Educational Challenge, New York: Free Press, 1987.

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Alice H. Amsden, Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Marie Anchordoguy, Computers Inc.: Japan's Challenge to IBM, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Marie Anchordoguy, Reprogramming Japan: The High Tech Crisis under Communitarian Capitalism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005).

Robert C. Angel, Explaining Economic Policy Failure: Japan in the 1969-1971 International Monetary Crisis, New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

David Arase, Buying Power: The Political Economy of Japan's Foreign Aid, Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1995.

Lonny E. Carlile and Mark C. Tilton, eds., Is Japan Really Changing Its Ways? Regulatory Reform and the Japanese Economy, Washington, DC: Brookings, 1998.

Ha-Joon Chang, Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective, London: Anthem Press, 2002.

James Fallows, Looking at the Sun: The Rise of the New East Asian Economic and Political System, New York: Pantheon, 1994.

Karl J. Fields, Enterprise and the State in Korea and Taiwan, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Eamonn Fingleton, Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the U.S. By the Year 2000, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Eamonn Fingleton, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Andrew Gordon, The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Thomas M. Huber, Strategic Economy in Japan, Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1994.

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Politics, Organizations, and High Technology Firms (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Chalmers Johnson, MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1982.

Koji Matsumoto, The Rise of the Japanese Corporate System, Thomas I. Elliott, trans., London: Kegan Paul, 1991.

T.J. Pempel, ed., The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., Trading Places: How We Are Giving Our Future to Japan and How to Reclaim It, New York: Basic Books, 1988.

Eisuke Sakakibara, Beyond Capitalism: The Japanese Model of Market Economics, Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr. (intro.), Washington, DC: Economic Strategy Institute, 1993.

Richard J. Samuels, “Rich Nation Strong Army”: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Ulrike Schaede, Cooperative Capitalism: Self-Regulation, Trade Associations, and the Antimonopoly Law in Japan, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Edith Terry, How Asia Got Rich: Japan and the Asian Miracle, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2002.

Mark Tilton, Restrained Trade: Cartels in Japan's Basic Materials Industry, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Robert Wade, Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Richard A. Werner, Princes of the Yen: Japan’s Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2003.

Jung-En Woo (Meredith Woo-Cumings), Race to the Swift: State and Finance in Korean Industrialization, New York: Columbia University Press: 1991.

Meredith Woo-Cumings, ed., The Developmental State, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Yu-Shan Wu, Comparative Economic Transformations: Mainland China, Hungary, the Soviet Union, and Taiwan, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1994.

POLITICS

Debito Arudou, Japanese Only: The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, 2004.

Laurie Anne Freeman, Closing the Shop: Information Cartels and Japan's Mass Media, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Adam Gamble & Takesato Watanabe, A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West, Washington, DC: Regenery, 2004.

Sheldon Garon, Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Ivan P. Hall, Cartels of the Mind: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop, New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.

Glenn D. Hook and Gavan McCormack, Japan's Contested Constitution: Documents and Analysis, London: Routledge, 2001.

Mayumi Itoh, The Hatoyama Dynasty: Japanese Political Leadership Through the Generations, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Chalmers Johnson, Japan: Who Governs? The Rise of the Developmental State, New York: W. W. Norton, 1995.

Junnosuke Masumi, Contemporary Politics in Japan, Lonny E. Carlile, trans., Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Brian J. McVeigh, The Nature of the Japanese State: Rationality and Rituality, London: Routledge, 1998.

Richard H. Mitchell, Political Bribery in Japan, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1996.

Aurelia George Mulgan, The Politics of Agriculture in Japan, London: Routledge, 2000.

Robert M. Orr, Jr., The Emergence of Japan's Foreign Aid Power, New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

Ichiro Ozawa, Blueprint for a New Japan, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1994.

T. J. Pempel, Regime Shift: Comparative Dynamics of the Japanese Political Economy, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998.

Kenneth B. Pyle, The Japanese Question: Power and Purpose in a New Era, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press, 1992.

Frank J. Schwartz, Advice and Consent: The Politics of Consultation in Japan, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

J.A.A. Stockwin, Governing Japan, Third Edition, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.

JAPAN’S INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Pat Choate, Agents of Influence: How Japan's Lobbyists in the United States Manipulate America's Political and Economic System, New York: Knopf, 1990.

Bruce Cumings, Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century, Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1999.

Reinhard Drifte, Japan’s Security Relations with China since 1989, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

Ivan P. Hall, Bamboozled! How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2002.

Joseph M. Henning, Outposts of Civilization: Race, Religion, and the Formative Years of American-Japanese Relations, New York: New York University Press, 2000.

Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson, Christopher W. Hughes, and Hugo Dobson, Japan’s International Relations: Politics, Economics, and Security, London: Routledge, 2001.

Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2000.

Ellis S. Krauss and T. J. Pempel, eds., Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia-Pacific, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2004.

Mike Millard, Leaving Japan: Observations on the Dysfunctional U.S.-Japan Relationship, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2001.

Mike M. Mochizuki, ed., Toward A True Alliance: Restructuring U.S.-Japan Security Relations, Washington, DC: Brookings, 1997.

Michael Schaller, Altered States: The United States and Japan Since the Occupation, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Jeff Shear, The Keys to the Kingdom: The FS-X Deal and the Selling of America's Future to Japan, New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Steven K. Vogel, ed., U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing World, Washington DC: Brookings, 2002.



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