[Library] Newly Arrived Books (October 2014)

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:

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1. Japan’s Ainu Minority in Tokyo : diasporic indigeneity and urban politics / Mark K. Watson
Routledge, 2014

Based on extensive original ethnographic research, this book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan’s Hokkaido, living around Tokyo, and explores this largely unknown diasporic aspect of Ainu life and society.

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2. Trends and Factors in Japan’s Long-Term Care Insurance System / Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
Springer, 2014

The book discusses Japanese long-term care insurance system from various viewpoints, such as its history, recent revision of the system, situation of the special nursing homes, and future problems, together with rich data.

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3. Gender and Japanese Society / edited by Dolores P Martinez (Critical Concepts in Asian Studies)
Routledge, 2014

Sixty-eight articles issued from 1943 to 2012 have been compiled into a four-volume anthology. Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, which carefully situates the collected material in its intellectual context. The four volumes are (1) Pre-modern Japan, (2) From the Meiji Restoration to 1945, (3) Post-war and into the new century, and (4) Gender, the mass media and popular culture.

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4. Japanese design : art, aesthetics & culture / Patricia J. Graham
Tuttle Publishing, 2014

The book clearly explains the fascination of Japanese design with the relationship of Japanese aesthetics and religion and culture, and with rich color photographs. It also introduces examples of various designs from traditional crafts to architecture and modern arts, and people in and outside the country who have contributed to the promotion of Japanese design and aesthetic since the 1830s.

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5. Japan’s world heritage sites : unique culture, unique nature / John Dougill
Tuttle Pub., 2014

This book introduces seventeen Japan’s world heritage sites. The author describes each site in detail, stating why they were singled out by UNESCO, the current number and types of sites, the application process, how the sites have been selected, and how difficult it is to be given special status as a World Heritage Site.

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