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Introducing JAPAN LIBRARY

 

In Japan, over 80,000 books are published every year. Many of them are notable works that should be shared with the rest of the world. However, the language barrier and the limited number of translations have been standing in the way.
Enter JAPAN LIBRARY, a truly rich and eclectic collection of remarkable Japanese books in translation hand-picked by experts in not only Japanese culture, but also politics, foreign policy, philosophy, social studies, and science and technology.
 
Established in cooperation with publishing professionals and many leading lights of various fields, JAPAN LIBRARY promises to reach a wider global audience. In doing so, we hope the collection will inspire and spark new intellectual dialogues that transcend nations and societies.

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History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan

Edited by Iokibe Kaoru, Komiya Kazuo, Hosoya Yuichi, Miyagi Taizo, and the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research’s Political and Diplomatic Review Project
Translated by Christopher F. Ryal

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The Japan-US Alliance of Hope

Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

Edited by Nakasone Peace Institute
Supervised by Kitaoka Shinichi and Kubo Fumiaki
Translated by Charles Stewart and Anai Ikuo

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The Era of Great Disasters

Japan and Its Three Major Earthquakes

Iokibe Makoto
Translated by Tony Gonzalez, Foreword by Yamazaki Masakazu

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Remnants of Days Past

A Journey through Old Japan

Watanabe Kyoji
Translated by Joseph Litsch

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Population and the Japanese Economy

Longevity, Innovation, and Economic Growth

Yoshikawa Hiroshi
Translated by Charles Stewart

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The Story of Japan's Ohmi Merchants

The Precept of Sanpo-yoshi

Suenaga Kunitoshi
Translated by Larry Greenberg

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How Human Is Human?

The View from Robotics Research

Ishiguro Hiroshi
Translated by Tony Gonzalez

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Lost in Evolution

Exploring Humanity’s Path in Asia

Kawabata Hiroto
Technical advisor Kaifu Yousuke
Translated by Dana Lewis

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The Legacy of Kano Jigoro

Judo and Education

The Committee for the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jigoro Kano
Translated by Tom Kain

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Flowers, Birds, Wind, and Moon

The Phenomenology of Nature in Japanese Culture

Matsuoka Seigo
Translated by David Noble

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The Japanese Linguistic Landscape

Reflections on Quintessential Words

Nakanishi Susumu
Photographs by Nakanishi Kimiko
Translated by Ryan Shaldjian Morrison

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Making Xavier’s Dream Real

Vernacular Writings of Catholic Missionaries in Modern Japan

Nanyan Guo

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Traditional Cuisine of the Ryukyu Islands

A History of Health and Healing

Takagi Rin
Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Enda Kazuko

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The Kidai Shōran Scroll

Tokyo Street Life in the Edo Period

Ozawa Hiromu and Kobayashi Tadashi
Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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The World of Ito Jakuchu

Classical Japanese Painter of All Things Great and Small in Nature

Sato Yasuhiro
Translated by Michael Brase

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Every Day a Good Day

Fifteen lessons I learned about happiness from Japanese tea culture

Morishita Noriko
Translated by Eleanor Goldsmith

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Friendship across the Seas

The US Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Agawa Naoyuki
Translated by Yabuki Hiraku

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Heritage Culture and Business, Kyoto Style

Craftsmanship in the Creative Economy

Murayama Yuzo
Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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Pilgrimages in the Secular Age

From El Camino to Anime

Okamoto Ryosuke
Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Enda Kazuko

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Security Politics in Japan

Legislation for a New Security Environment

Hosoya Yuichi
Translated by Tara Cannon

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The Art of Emptiness

Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Translated by Gavin Frew

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The Music of Color

Shimura Fukumi
Translated by Matt Treyvaud
Photographs by Inoue Takao

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The Book of Urushi

Japanese Lacquerware from a Master

Matsuda Gonroku
Translated by Michael Brase and Komada Makiko
Supervised by Murose Kazumi

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The Lure of Pokémon

Video Games and the Savage Mind

Nakazawa Shinichi
Translated by Ted Mack

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The Remarkable History of Japan-US Relations

Kosaka Masataka
Translated by Terry Gallagher

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Toward the Meiji Revolution

The Search for “Civilization” in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Karube Tadashi
Translated by David Noble

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Understanding History in Asia

What Diplomatic Documents Reveal

Hattori Ryuji
Translated by Tara Cannon

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What Is Japanese Cinema?

A History

Yomota Inuhiko
Translated by Philip Kaffen

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The Burden of the Past

Problems of Historical Perception in Japan-Korea Relations

Kimura Kan
Translated by Marie Speed, Foreword by Gi-Wook Shin

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Contemporary Japanese Architects

Profiles in Design

Igarashi Tarō
Translated by David Noble

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Designing Japan

A Future Built on Aesthetics

Hara Kenya
Translated by Maggie Kinser Hohle and Naito Yukiko

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Edo Japan Encounters the World

Conversations Between Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro

Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro
Translated by Tony Gonzalez

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Japan's Quest for Stability in Southeast Asia

Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia

Miyagi Taizo
Translated by Hanabusa Midori

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Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times

A Profile of Modern Japan

Suzuki Hiroyuki
Translated by Hart Larrabee

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Mixing Work with Pleasure

My Life at Studio Ghibli

Suzuki Toshio
Translated by Roger Speares

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Mutsu Munemitsu and His Time

Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito

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The Japanese Sense of Beauty

Takashina Shūji
Translated by Matt Treyvaud

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The Political History of Modern Japan

Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics

Kitaoka Shinichi
Translated by Robert D.Eldridge with Graham Leonard

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The Territory of Japan

Its History and Legal Basis

Serita Kentaro
Translated by Alex Meyer

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Toward Creation of a New World History

Haneda Masashi
Translated by Noda Makito

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Wasan, the Fascination of Traditional Japanese Mathematics

Sakurai Susumu
Translated by Emma Ford, with Gaynor Sekimori

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Words to Live by

Japanese Classics for Our Times

Nakano Koji
Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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An Introduction to Yokai Culture

Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese History

Komatsu Kazuhiko
Translated by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt

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Myth and Deity in Japan

The Interplay of Kami and Buddhas

Kamata Toji
Translated by Gaynor Sekimori

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The Entrepreneur Who Built Modern Japan

Shibusawa Eiichi

Shimada Masakazu
Translated by Paul Narum

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The Self-Defense Forces and Postwar Politics in Japan

Sado Akihiro
Translated by Noda Makito

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Unsung Heroes of Old Japan

Isoda Michifumi
Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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Global Class Japanese SMEs

Kurosaki Makoto
Translated by Larry Greenberg

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The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country

The Disconnect between Japan's Malaise and Its Millennials

Furuichi Noritoshi
Translated by Raj Mahtani

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Self-Respect and Independence of Mind

The Challenge of Fukuzawa Yukichi

Kitaoka Shinichi
Translated by James M. Vardaman

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Bushido and the Art of Living

An Inquiry into Samurai Values

Alexander Bennett

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Perspectives on Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations

The Yomiuri Shimbun Political News Department
Translated by John Rossman

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Japan in Asia

Post-Cold-War Diplomacy

Tanaka Akihiko
Translated by Jean Connell Hoff

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Toward the Abe Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Lessons from the 20th Century and a Vision for the 21st Century for Japan

Compiled by The Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan’s Role and World Order in the 21st Century
Translated by Tara Cannon

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Human Resource Development in Twentieth-Century Japan

Inoki Takenori
Translated by Tony Gonzalez

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Japan's Wooden Heritage

A Journey Through a Thousand Years of Architecture

Fujimori Terunobu and Fujitsuka Mitsumasa
Translated by Hart Larrabee

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Soetsu Yanagi

Selected Essays on Japanese Folk Crafts

Yanagi Soetsu
Translated by Michael Brase

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The History of US-Japan Relations

From Perry to the Present

Edited by Iokibe Makoto
English Ed. edited by Tosh Minohara

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Japan-China Relations in the Modern Era

Ryosei Kokubun, Yoshihide Soeya, Akio Takahara, Shin Kawashima
Translated by Keith Krulak

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Flower Petals Fall, but the Flower Endures

The Japanese Philosophy of Transience

Takeuchi Seiichi
Translated by Michael Brase

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Fifteen Lectures on Showa Japan

Road to the Pacific War in Recent Historiography

Edited by Tsutsui Kiyotada
Translated by Noda Makito and Paul Narum

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If There Were No Japan

A Cultural Memoir

Roger Pulvers

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Kabuki, a Mirror of Japan

Ten Plays that Offer a Glimpse into Evolving Sensibilities

Matsui Kesako
Translated by David Crandall

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The People and Culture of Japan

Conversations Between Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro

Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro
Translated by Tony Gonzalez

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Saving the Mill

The amazing recovery of one of Japan’s largest paper mills following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Sasa Ryoko
Translated by Tony Gonzalez

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Tree-Ring Management

Take the Long View and Grow Your Business Slowly

Tsukakoshi Hiroshi
Translated by Hart Larrabee

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The Building of Horyu-ji

The Technique and Wood that Made It Possible

Nishioka Tsunekazu and Kohara Jiro
Translated by Michael Brase

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Essays on the History of Scientific Thought in Modern Japan

Edited by Kanamori Osamu
Translated by Christopher Carr and M. G. Sheftall

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Listen to the Voice of the Earth

Learn about earthquakes to save lives

Oki Satoko
Translated by Takako Iwaki

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