Download E-books Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu (Easy Guides) PDF

Although it makes a speciality of Tokyo and Kyoto -- the 2 jap towns that the majority travelers are looking to stopover at -- Frommer's EasyGuide to Japan additionally examines the japanese destinations to which such a lot travelers make day-trips or longer tours from the 2 must-sees. having fun with a much more favorable trade price than lately, the now-moderately-priced Japan is having fun with an enormous upswing in its incoming tourism, and our skilled writer of many prior guidebooks to Japan has made it even more uncomplicated to get pleasure from, more straightforward to appreciate, more uncomplicated to travel, in a concise "Easy advisor" designed to slot into pocket or purse.

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Download E-books Asia's Flying Geese: How Regionalization Shapes Japan (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) PDF

In Asia's Flying Geese, Walter F. Hatch tackles the puzzle of Japan's ironically sluggish swap throughout the monetary drawback it confronted within the Nineties. Why did not the purportedly unstoppable pressures of globalization strength a swift and radical shift in Japan's enterprise version? In a publication with classes for the bigger debate approximately globalization and its effect on nationwide economies, Hatch indicates how jap political and financial elites delayed―but couldn't in spite of everything forestall―the transformation in their precise model of capitalism via attempting to expand it to the remainder of Asia.

For lots of the Nineteen Nineties, the quarter grew swiftly as an more and more built-in yet hierarchical team of economies. eastern diplomats and economists got here to name them "flying geese." The "lead goose" or so much constructed economic system, Japan, provided the capital, expertise, or even developmental norms to second-tier "geese" equivalent to Singapore and South Korea, which themselves traded with Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines, etc down the V-shaped line to Indonesia and coastal China. Japan's version of capitalism, which Hatch calls "relationalism," was once hence fortified, at the same time it grew to become more and more superseded. jap elites loved huge, immense merits from their management within the sector so long as the flock came across prepared markets for his or her items within the West.

The decade following the cave in of Japan's genuine property and inventory markets may, even though, see advancements that finally eroded the country's monetary dominance. The Asian financial problem within the past due Nineteen Nineties destabilized a number of the surrounding economies upon which Japan had in a few degree depended, and the People's Republic of China received new prominence at the international scene as an fiscal dynamo. those alterations, Hatch concludes, have pressured actual transformation in Japan's company governance, its family politics, and in its ongoing kinfolk with its neighbors.

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Download E-books Reise Know-How KulturSchock Japan: Alltagskultur, Traditionen, Verhaltensregeln, ... (German Edition) PDF

By Martin Lutterjohann

KulturSchock Japan ist der informative Begleiter, um das Land und seine Bewohner besser zu verstehen. Er erklärt die kulturellen Besonderheiten, die Denk- und Verhaltensweisen der Menschen und ermöglicht so die Orientierung im fremden Reisealltag. Unterhaltsam und leicht verständlich werden kulturelle Stolpersteine aus dem Weg geräumt und wird fundiertes Hintergrundwissen zu Geschichte, Gesellschaft, faith und Traditionen vermittelt.

Für die Auflage 2015 wurde das Erscheinungsbild von KulturSchock Japan vollständig überarbeitet:
+ Neues Kapitel "Verhaltenstipps von A bis Z"
+ Verbesserte Orientierung im Buch
+ Modernisierte Seitengestaltung
+ Größere Fotos
+ Extrainfos verweisen auf den textual content illustrierende video clips, Sounds und andere Medien, abrufbar über eine spezielle Internetseite

Japan - das ruft Bilder von Kirschblüten, dem schneebedeckten Vulkan Fuji, Samurais und Geishas hervor. In dieses von natürlicher Schönheit und culture geprägte Japan-Bild mischen sich Markenzeichen, Firmennamen, Hightech-Produkte und unsere Vorstellungen von der Metropole Tokyo mit ihrer Dichte und Geschäftigkeit. Die einzelnen Kapitel dieses Buches beleuchten diese für uns Außenstehende verwirrend wirkenden Gegensätze. Es beschreibt Denk- und Verhaltensweisen der Einwohner, erklärt geschichtliche, religiöse und soziale Hintergründe und bietet somit eine Brücke zum besseren Verständnis und zum staunenden Beobachten.

Familienleben, Moralvorstellungen und Anstandsregeln werden genauso erläutert wie Umgangsformen, religiöse Gebote oder Tischsitten. Der Autor, der mehrere Jahre in Japan gelebt hat und mit einer Japanerin verheiratet ist, beschreibt die Geheimnisse der japanischen Denk-, Sicht- und Lebensweise und nennt Verhaltensregeln für Touristen und Geschäftsreisende.

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Download E-books Early Samurai AD 200-1500 (Elite) PDF

Battle performed a critical half within the background of Japan. Warring clans managed a lot of the rustic. The wars have been frequently approximately land, the fight for keep an eye on of which finally gave upward push to probably the main ambitious warriors of all time: the Samurai. historic Yayoi warriors constructed guns, armour and a code in the course of the resulting centuries that grew to become the centrepiece for the japanese Samurai. Anthony Bryant chronicles the heritage, fingers and armour of those actually élite warriors, from the increase of the Yayoi in the course of the Genpei conflict (1180–1185) among the Minamoto and Taira clans, to the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century.

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Download E-books Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 PDF

Through the summer season of 1944 it was once transparent that Japan's defeat used to be inevitable, yet how the force to victory will be accomplished remained doubtful. the resultant drama—that resulted in Japan's utter devastation—was acted out around the tremendous theater of Asia in mammoth clashes among military, air, and naval forces.

In recounting those awesome occasions, Max Hastings attracts incisive graphics of MacArthur, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and different key figures of the battle within the East. yet he's both adept in his portrayals of the standard infantrymen and sailors stuck within the bloodiest of campaigns.

With its piercing and convincing research, Retribution is an excellent telling of an epic clash from a grasp army historian on the top of his powers.

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Download E-books Recentering Globalization: Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism PDF

Globalization is mostly considered the global unfold of Western—particularly American—popular tradition. but if one kingdom sticks out within the dissemination of popular culture in East and Southeast Asia, it really is Japan. Pokémon, anime, pop song, tv dramas reminiscent of Tokyo Love tale and Long Vacation—the export of jap media and tradition is gigantic enterprise. In Recentering Globalization, Koichi Iwabuchi explores how jap pop culture circulates in Asia. He situates the increase of Japan’s cultural energy in mild of decentering globalization procedures and demonstrates how Japan’s large cultural interactions with the opposite elements of Asia complicate its experience of being "in yet above" or "similar yet more advantageous to" the region.

Iwabuchi has carried out vast interviews with manufacturers, promoters, and shoppers of pop culture in Japan and East Asia. Drawing upon this study, he analyzes Japan’s "localizing" technique of repackaging Western popular culture for Asian intake and the methods jap pop culture arouses neighborhood cultural resonances. He considers how transnational cultural flows are skilled another way in a number of geographic parts by way of taking a look at bilateral cultural flows in East Asia. He indicates how jap well known song and tv dramas are promoted and understood in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and the way "Asian" pop culture (especially Hong Kong’s) is bought in Japan.

Rich in empirical element and theoretical perception, Recentering Globalization is an important contribution to pondering cultural globalization and transnationalism, really within the context of East Asian cultural studies.

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Download E-books Warrior Rule in Japan (Cambridge History of Japan) PDF

Japan used to be governed by means of warriors for the higher a part of a millennium. From the 12th to the 19th century its political historical past was once ruled via the fight of competing leagues of battling males. This quantity, made out of chapters taken from Volumes three and four of The Cambridge background of Japan, lines the institutional improvement of warrior rule and dominance. even supposing samurai impression waned with the improvement of constitutional executive, warrior values remained critical to the moral code of contemporary Japan.

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Download E-books Arbeitseinstellungen im interkulturellen Vergleich: Eine empirische Analyse in Europa, Nordamerika und Japan (Unternehmerisches Personalmanagement) (German Edition) PDF

By Mathias Kern

Auf der foundation umfangreicher empirischer Analysen präsentiert Mathias Kern umfassende und aktuelle Aussagen zur Arbeitseinstellung in Europa, Nordamerika und Japan. Anhand von fünf Mustern charakterisiert er anschaulich die unterschiedliche Arbeitskultur.

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Download E-books Japan Through American Eyes: The Journal Of Francis Hall, 1859-1866 PDF

This abridgement of the original magazine of Francis corridor, America's major company pioneer in nineteenth-century Japan, deals a awesome view of the interval resulting in the Meiji recovery. An upstate long island ebook broker, corridor went to Japan in 1859 to gather fabric for a ebook at the state and to function correspondent for Horace Greely's New York Tribune. Seeing the possibilities for trade in Yokohama, he helped came upon Walsh, corridor, and Co., an establishment that grew to become the most vital American buying and selling homes in Japan. corridor used to be a wise businessman, but in addition a perceptive recorder of existence round him. Privately preserved for greater than 100 years, this record indicates corridor to were an astute observer and story-teller in addition to an influential opinion-maker within the usa through the the most important decade of the yank Civil warfare and the tip of the Tokugawa Shogunate. whereas modern American and British diplomatic money owed have occupied with the reputable checklist, corridor finds the non-public aspect of lifestyles within the treaty port. The book of his magazine, now in abridged shape for the scholar and normal reader, furnishes us with an insightful and delicate portrayal of Japan at the eve of modernity.

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