Newly Arrived Books (November 2013)

The newly arrived books in the library are now on display.

A list of books received in the past 40 days (continuously updated)

Recommended materials by the library staff from newly arrived books:

bookcover 01 1. EU-Japan relations, 1970-2012: from confrontation to global partnership / edited by Jörn Keck, Dimitri Vanoverbeke and Franz Waldenberger
Routledge, 2013

The book overviews EU-Japan relations from the 1970s to the present, introducing case studies dealing with past industrial, commercial and agricultural issues.

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bookcover 02 2. Japan and China as charm rivals: soft power in regional diplomacy / Jing Sun
University of Michigan Press, 2012

The book looks at the competition between Japan and China using so-called “soft power campaigns” such as image campaign efforts in regional diplomacy for winning the favor of South Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asian countries.

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bookcover 03 3. The money doctors from Japan: finance, imperialism, and the building of the yen bloc, 1895–1937 / Michael Schiltz
Harvard University Asia Center, Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2012

The book discusses the history of financial policy in the colonies of prewar Japan in four areas (Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Manchuria).

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bookcover_04 4. Disability in Japan / Carolyn S. Stevens
Routledge, 2013

The author explores problems concerning disability in Japan, including care for the elderly. She herself has a daughter who has a disability that requires nearly full-time care and attention.

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bookcover_05 5. In pursuit of composite beauty: Yanagi Sōetsu, his aesthetics and aspiration for peace / Nakami Mari
University of Tokyo Press, Trans Pacific Press, 2011

An English translation of Yanagi Sōetsu: Jidai to Shisō (University of Tokyo Press, 2003) which is a comprehensive survey over seventeen years by Professor Mari Nakami.

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bookcover_06 6. Kamisaka Sekka: dawn of modern Japanese design / edited by Khanh Trinh
Art Gallery New South Wales, 2012

This is the catalogue of an exhibition on Kamisaka Sekka, a Japanese painter and designer who was active from the Meiji to the Showa era. The exhibition was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in August 2012.

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bookcover_07 7. Takeuchi Yoshimi: displacing the west / Richard F. Calichman
Cornell University East Asia Program, 2004

This work focuses on the writings of the postwar Japanese thinker and sociologist Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-1977), and attempts to trace his thinking throughout his career.

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bookcover_08 8. Strange tale of Panorama Island / Edogawa Ranpo; translated by Elaine Kazu Gerbert
University of Hawai’i Press, 2013

The first English translation of Edogawa Ranpo’s novelette. It also includes analysis and notes by the translator.

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bookcover_09 9. A Japanese Robinson Crusoe / Jenichiro Oyabe; edited by Greg Robinson and Yujin Yaguchi
University of Hawai’i Press in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2009

An autobiography of Oyabe Jenichiro, who was an Ainu researcher, minister and also a teacher. The book, originally published in the United States in 1868, describes Oyabe’s stay in the United States in his younger days.

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The following newly arrived book includes references about the I-House.

  • [Book]
  • Title: Amerika ni watatta Nihon bunka
  • Author: Terazawa, Yukitada
  • Publisher: Tankosha, 2013