One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

Within the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the boys of the second Marine department watched as bombardments destroyed the island's eastern defenses. but if the Marines landed, the japanese poured out in their protecting bunkers and commenced essentially the most brutal encounters of the struggle.

Drawn from assets akin to members' letters and diaries and interviews with survivors, One sq. Mile of Hell is the riveting actual account of a conflict among decided foes, neither of whom could ever examine one another within the similar manner back.

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Geisha in Rivalry

By Kafū Nagai, Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich, Shin Misho

EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781462900756
Original ebook: 1918
Original ebook (english translation): 1963
Electronic book: 2011
Book writer: Kafu Nagai
Translators: Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich
Illustrations: Shin Mishio

Geisha in contention, first released in 1918, is determined opposed to the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district. the tale of 3 geisha, imperious Rikiji, gaudy Kikuchiyo, and the nalve heroine Komayo, Geisha in competition follows them of their look for a spot in an international that gives no effortless course of break out from their career. With a whole forged of shiny characters taking part in out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting competition, Geisha in contention is the sordid yet attention-grabbing story of Komayo, her enthusiasts, and the ladies who conspire to scouse borrow them from her.

About the Author
Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), the best identified and preferred of eastern novelists through the first half the 20th century, had a flexible profession as newspaper reporter, financial institution clerk, college instructor, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints. He first and foremost completed popularity as a author with stories of the United States and stories of France, items of a sojourn in a foreign country. The River Sumida and The Sneer are between his most interesting works. a wierd story from East of the River is mostly considered as the masterpiece of his past due years. His works are famous for his or her depictions of lifestyles in early twentieth-century Tokyo, particularly between geisha, prostitutes, cabaret dancers, and different population of the city's vigorous leisure districts.

Translator Kurt Meissner, a German businessman and an enthusiastic admirer of eastern tradition, resided in Japan nearly constantly from 1906. He translated quite a few eastern literary works into his local language and was once popular for selling Japanese-German kinfolk. He used to be a private good friend of Kafu Nagai. Ralph Friedrich, his collaborator, lived in Japan from 1946. He translated jap children's books into English and authored a suite of poetry. He was once previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.

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Atomic Sushi

By Simon May

As the 1st British professor of philosophy on the grounds that 1882 to be invited to coach on the prestigious and enigmatic collage of Tokyo, Simon may possibly loved a level of entry denied to different commentators. every one bankruptcy of the e-book specializes in a few daily human topic, equivalent to love, demise, forms, hygiene, nutrients, commuting, schooling, marriage, and reminiscence. eastern attitudes to such matters are explored via a mix of light-hearted anecdote and trenchant research, and during his vibrant money owed of flying goldfish, gangsters at funerals, businessmen paying sturdy funds to be whipped, medical professionals faking demise certificate, and cover-ups in any respect degrees of society, Simon may well offers a different first-hand account of immersion right into a interesting culture.

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Red Chrysanthemum: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By Laura Joh Rowland

July 1698. Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to turn into the shogun's second-in-command, is investigating rumors of a plot to overthrow the ruling regime. while the research brings Sano's deputy Hirata to Lord Mori's property, he's stunned to discover Lord Mori murdered and grotesquely mutilated in his personal mattress, and Sano's pregnant spouse, Reiko, mendacity beside him. the one stable clue is a chrysanthemum soaked in blood.
            Reiko's account of her activities is whatever yet sturdy. She insists that she went undercover to Lord Mori's property with the intention to examine claims that he molested and murdered younger boys. but if Sano inspects the crime scene, he unearths no hint of what Reiko defined. and each different witness tells a distinct tale: girl Mori alleges that Reiko used to be Lord Mori's scorned mistress and murdered him for revenge. And Lord Mori himself, talking via a medium, claims his homicide used to be a part of Sano's plot to overthrow the shogun!
            until Sano can turn out his wife's not going claims, either he and Reiko--and their unborn child--face execution for treason. Sano fights desperately to save lots of his kinfolk and his honor, as Laura Joh Rowland attracts at the culture of the vintage movie Rashomon to carry us a masterful story of intrigue and treachery.

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Samurai War Stories: Teaching and Tales of Samurai Warfare

By Antony Cummins, Yoshie Minami

Input the realm of seventeenth-century eastern war and the warrior elite, the Samurai. Samurai battle tales: Teachings and stories of Samurai Warfare is a set of 3 significant texts, released in an English translation for the 1st time. those works contain writings at the 3 precise army strata: the Samurai, the Ashigaru or foot soldier, and girls in conflict. together with instructions, strategies, commentaries and recommendation written by way of Samurai of the interval, in addition to difficult illustrations. Narratives of exact battles and sieges are integrated within the texts, comparable to the recognized conflict of Sekigahara. This assortment is a useful source that sheds new mild at the international of the mythical jap warrior.

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Japanese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary.

Glance and learn how to remember a wealth of daily vocabulary in jap with this intuitive easy-to-use visible language dictionary. even if it is for enterprise or excitement, the "Japanese English Bilingual visible Dictionary" may also help you decide up 6,000 key jap phrases and words on more than a few matters: from procuring and consuming out, to activity and past fast and simply. locate each observe you must be aware of speedy utilizing the basically labelled color illustrated scenes from lifestyle. Plus, locate worthwhile positive factors on key jap nouns, verbs and words to enhance your knowing of the language and enjoy the pronunciation advisor for every eastern notice in the course of the publication. this is often pocket-sized so that you can take it anyplace your travels take you.

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On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi

By Ryusho Kadota

March eleven, 2011.
The Tōhoku earthquake struck previous to 3 on a Friday afternoon. huge earthquake harm was once by way of tsunami emerging to heights of forty meters that swept 10km inland, scouring the land of houses, tuition, groups, and folks. The earthquake and tsunami by myself have been failures of terrific percentage, leading to over 15,000 deaths, over a hundred, 000 structures destroyed, and financial losses anticipated as excessive as $235 billion through the area Bank.

And that was once merely the typical disaster.

The artifical catastrophe all started 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 strength turbines. bring to a halt from all exterior strength 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 realm watched as Japan struggled to carry the placement lower than keep watch over ahead of the worst situation got here to pass.
regardless of additional common and artifical stumbling blocks, the lads and girls on the plant succeeded of their efforts, progressively bringing the reactors less than keep an eye on, restoring energy, and edging again, one inch at a time, from the very breaking point of disaster.

This is their tale, in keeping with large interviews with the folk who fought and gained that conflict, and particularly with Masao Yoshida, the fellow who drove all of them to get the activity done.
the following finally is the interior tale of what they confronted, what assets and data that they had to paintings with, and why they made the choices they did.

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Contemporary Portraits of Japanese Women (Culture)

By Yukiko Tanaka

As Japan shifted from an agricultural nation prior to 1950 to an industrialized state in much less time than the other built nation, ladies felt the strain of the shift. Husbands labored longer hours, leaving all of the loved ones chores and baby rearing to their better halves whereas enjoyable their responsibilites as company infantrymen. The economic climate was once fueled by way of a diligent, well-educated, low-paid group, yet gender position department grew to become much more inflexible. loved ones earning rose and development in parts corresponding to diets, transportation, and relaxation have been made; smooth home equipment additionally made it attainable for moms to have part-time jobs. yet pollutants additionally rose, as did costs, and crowded residing stipulations started to impinge on family members lifestyles. Tanaka, who has spent a long time in retrospect at her state from an American standpoint, examines marriage, motherhood, employment, independence, women's hobbies, and outdated age for girls in Japan over the past 50 years.

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Quicksand

By Junichiro Tanizaki

A tender, well-born Osaka widow, Sonoko Kakiuchi, describes her husband's humiliation and the impression of a pretty and absolutely younger artwork scholar on their lives in a unique set within the Twenties.

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The Book of Tea

It is a pre-1923 old copy that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be carried out on every one of those books in an try to eliminate books with imperfections brought by way of the digitization strategy. although we have now made top efforts - the books could have occasional blunders that don't hamper the studying adventure. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to carry the publication again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of published works all over the world. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar variation.

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