Japan

Economies under Occupation: The hegemony of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II

Nazi Germany and Japan occupied large parts at the very least for a few interval in the course of global conflict II, and people territories turned imperative elements in their battle economies. The e-book specializes in the guidelines of worldwide battle II aggressors in occupied international locations.

The unbalanced fiscal and fiscal family have been outlined by way of administrative keep watch over, the implementation of associations and a number of army exploitation concepts. Plundering, looting and requisitions have been common competitive acts, yet past those interventions through strength, particular associations have been created to achieve keep watch over over the occupied economies as an entire. a suitable institutional environment used to be additionally the most important to provide incentives to the firms within the occupied international locations to supply munitions for the aggressors. The e-book explains the most fields of struggle exploitation (organisation and keep an eye on, warfare financing and group recruitment). It substantiates those features in case reports of occupied international locations and provides examples of the enterprise coverage of establishment businesses below warfare stipulations. The e-book additionally offers an account of adjustments and similarities of the 2 profession systems.

Economies below Occupation

will curiosity researchers specialising within the background of monetary concept in addition to in fiscal concept and philosophy. it's going to additionally have interaction readers excited by neighborhood ecu and eastern stories and imperial histories.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Japan's so much extremely popular novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically ingenious novel, that is instantly a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of worldwide struggle II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat.  Soon he reveals himself trying to find his spouse to boot in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo.  As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a strange staff of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic flesh presser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older warfare veteran who has been completely replaced by means of the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and threat, The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle is a journey de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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The Inland Sea

By Donald Richie

"An elegiac prose get together . . . a vintage in its genre."—Publishers Weekly

In this acclaimed go back and forth memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on nutrients, tradition, and love and his magnificent descriptions of existence and panorama are a window into an previous Japan that has now approximately vanished. integrated are the twenty black and white photos through Yoichi Midorikawa that followed the unique 1971 edition.

Donald Richie (1924–2013) was once an the world over famous specialist on jap tradition and film.

Yoichi Midorikawa (1915–2001) used to be considered one of Japan's preferable nature photographers.

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A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance

By Andy Couturier

Raised within the tumult of Japan’s business powerhouse, the 11 women and men profiled during this booklet have all made the transition to sustainable, gratifying lives. they're at the present time artists, philosophers, and farmers who live deep within the mountains of rural Japan. Their lives can be easy, but they're surrounded by way of the luxuries of nature, paintings, contemplation, scrumptious foodstuff, and an abundance of time. For example:

  • Atsuko Watanabe is an environmentalist and home-schooler who explores Christian mysticism whereas elevating her daughters in an outdated farmhouse
  • Akira Ito is an ex–petroleum engineer who has turn into a painter and children’s e-book illustrator and explores the function of chi (life strength) within the universe via artwork and music
  • Kogan Murata grows rice and crafts dependent bamboo flutes that he performs for alms within the surrounding villages
  • Jinko Kaneko is an exceptional artist and upholstery dyer who runs a Himalayan-style curry eating place within the Japan Alps

By proposing the trips of those ordinary—yet exceptional—people, Andy Couturier indicates how we can also trip a significant course of residing easily, with recognize for our groups and our average assets. once we depart at the back of the super burdens of salary hard work, debt, pressure, and day-by-day busyness, we develop wealthy in a complete new approach. those eastern are pioneers in a feeling; drawing on conventional japanese non secular knowledge, they've got solid a brand new form of modernity, and of their good fortune is a lesson for us all: dwell a lifestyles that matters.

Andy Couturier is an essayist, poet, and writing instructor. He lived in Japan for 4 years the place he taught, was once a journalist, and labored on environmental motives. He lives within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Politics, Organizations, and High Technology Firms

Japan's innovators and marketers have survived recession within the Nineties to prosper in modern day aggressive company surroundings. This quantity explores the struggles of marketers and civic-minded neighborhood leaders in fostering leading edge task, and identifies key company classes for an financial system short of dynamic swap. Ibata-Arens deals in-depth research of technique in organizations, groups and in neighborhood govt. The e-book examines particular case experiences of high-technology brands in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, in addition to bio-tech clusters in America--demonstrating far-reaching innovation and pageant results in nationwide associations

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Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

Because the overdue 19th century, spiritual principles and practices in Japan became more and more intertwined with these linked to psychological future health and therapeutic. This courting built opposed to the backdrop of a miles broader, and deeply consequential assembly: among Japan’s long-standing, Chinese-influenced highbrow and institutional kinds, and the politics, technological know-how, philosophy, and faith of the post-Enlightenment West. In striving to craft a latest society and tradition which may exist on phrases with – instead of be subsumed via – western strength and impression, Japan grew to become domestic to a religion--psy discussion educated by means of urgent political priorities and quickly transferring cultural concerns.

This e-book offers a traditionally contextualized advent to the discussion among faith and psychotherapy in smooth Japan. In doing so, it attracts out connections among advancements in medication, executive coverage, eastern faith and spirituality, social and cultural feedback, neighborhood dynamics, and gender relatives. The chapters all specialize in the assembly and intermingling of non secular with psychotherapeutic principles and draw on a variety of case reviews together with: how temple and shrine ‘cures’ of early sleek Japan fared within the mild of German neuropsychiatry; how jap Buddhist theories of brain, physique, and self-cultivation negotiated with the findings of western medication; how Buddhists, Christians, and different firms and teams drew and redrew the traces among spiritual praxis and mental therapeutic; how significant eu cures comparable to Freud’s fed into self-consciously jap analyses of and coverings for the ills of the age; and the way misery, pain, and individuality got here to be reinterpreted around the 20th and early twenty-first centuries, from the southern islands of Okinawa to the devastated northern neighbourhoods of the Tohoku zone after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear mess ups of March 2011.

Religion and Psychotherapy in smooth Japan could be welcomed by way of scholars and students operating throughout a huge variety of topics, together with eastern tradition and society, spiritual stories, psychology and psychotherapy, psychological healthiness, and foreign background.

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Okinawa: The History of an Island People

"The first full–length monograph at the background of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language…a normal work."—Pacific Affairs

This e-book is the definitive paintings on Okinawan heritage and a tremendous scholarly paintings within the fields of jap experiences and jap history.

Few humans can element to Okinawa on a map, but this tiny island sitting among China and Japan used to be and is still essentially the most the most important Asian nerve facilities in all U.S. strategic security. 90 percentage of all U.S. army forces in Japan can be found on Okinawa, one of many Ryukyu Islands, and it was once via those troops that the martial artwork of karate used to be exported to the us.

In Okinawa: historical past of an Island humans, famous japanese affairs expert George Kerr recounts the interesting background of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the past due 20th century. The histories of Japan, Okinawa and the total Pacific area are crucially intertwined so the research of this attention-grabbing chain of islands is essential to realizing all of East Asia. First released in 1958, this version contains a new advent and appendix through Okinawa background pupil Mitsugu Sakihara, making this the main finished source at the small, very important, and fascinating island of Okinawa.

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Silence: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)

Shusaku Endo's vintage novel of tolerating religion in harmful times, soon to be an incredible movie directed by way of Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver

"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and chic drama."-The ny evaluation of Books

Seventeenth-century Japan: Portuguese Jesuit clergymen shuttle to a rustic adversarial to their faith, the place feudal lords strength the devoted to publicly surrender their ideals. finally captured and compelled to monitor their eastern Christian brothers lay down their lives for his or her religion, the monks endure witness to unbelievable cruelties that attempt their very own ideals. Shusaku Endo is without doubt one of the so much celebrated and famous jap fiction writers of the 20 th century, and Silence is extensively thought of to be his nice masterpiece.

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Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects and Designers

By Blaine Brownell

It may be argued that Japan encompasses a better variety of across the world major architects and architects relative to its geographic dimension than anyplace else on the planet. eastern designers frequently enforce radical experiments in new fabrics and development platforms that effectively deal with impending power and source demanding situations. those technological achievements are mixed with an acute information of the ephemerality of life, making a wealthy discussion among the concrete and the summary.

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