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1 7436Nippon, The Land And Its People
Nippon Steel Human Resources Development Co. ,ltd Japan 1988 4311700024 / 9784311700026 Reprint Paperback Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
392 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Beautiful Vinyl covers with dust jacket over this Trade Paperback. No creases. Name on first page. Soft bump botom corner tips. Solid, clean. Two ribbon book markers. Beautiful! Text in Japanese and English. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 14918All Japan Art Museums Conference, Editor Art Museums in Japan
Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Tokyo 1964 Softcover Near Fine 
175 pages; Near Fine condition. Text in English and Japanese. Unknown edition. Glassine wrapper cover. Soft mauve Yapped covers. Tiny bit of shelf rub at bottom spine tip. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Art Museums in Japan - Museums history in English with pictures on one side of page and Japanese with map on facing side of page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Romance of Old Japan., Champney, Elizabeth; Champne, Frere
3 20556Champney, Elizabeth; Champne, Frere Romance of Old Japan.
G. P. Putnam's Sons NY 1917 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
444 pages; Very Good Plus/ No Jacket. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 3/4 Dark leather binding with raised bar spine. Gilt top edges. Light shelf rub at edges - more so at corner tips. Lightly age tanned page edges. Silk book mark cut, or worn, at head, laid in. Name on front end paper. Beautiful frontispiece with tissue guard and 96 black & white Japanese illustrations. History, myths and legends of Japan. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 13980editors Of Japan Travel Bureau Japan In Four Seasons
Japan Travel Bureau By Tosho Insatsu Japan 1961 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
145 pages; Fine condition. Beautifully illustrated cover. Solid, clean. Where to go and what to do in Japan for each of the four seasons. Illustrations, with maps, and quite a few ads about where to stay, special events, restaurants, etc. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 13986Gluck, Jay; Gluck, Sumi Japan Inside And Out - Book Two (volume II) - Down The Tokaido, Personally Oriented Guidebooks
Asia Institute Japan 1965 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
434 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Light reading creases. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Solid, clean. Where to go and when to go, what to do and who to contact. How and Why, and all the scholarly detail; not just the Japan of the travel posters, but to the offbeat Japan, and to the real, vibrant Japan, the Japan that the Japanese know and want you to come to know. Completely illustrated with maps. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 7422Hollege, Simon (Ed) Post Guide Japan
South China Morning Post Hong Kong 1983 9621000157 / 9789621000156 First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
144 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Name on first page. One light reading crease. Solid, clean. Illustrated with beautiful photography. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 8746Keene, Donald; Fisher, Sally (Adapted From The translation) The Tale Of The Shining Princess
Viking Press NY 1980 0670639710 / 9780670639717 Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
70 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Beautiful bright burgundy boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Book is fabulously illustrated with original Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings of 18th century Japanese book. DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! An extraordinarily beautiful moon princess who is sent to Earth as punishment temporarily becomes the daughter of a poor bamboo cutter and his wife... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 13981Kikuchi, Sadao Japanese Arts - What & Where? Volume I (ancient Times To The Mid 19th Century)
Japan Travel Bureau By Tosho Insatsu Japan 1962 Second Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
175 pages; Near Fine condition. VOLUME ONE - No front hinge crease - but opens as if there were a front hinge crease. No spine crease. Beautifully illustrated cover. Solid, clean. What and Where? Volume I - Many wonderful illustrations of the art of Japan, with maps, and translations into German, French, Spanish and English explanations. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 13991Kyozo, Mori (Ed) Japan Quarterly - October - December 1966 - Volume XIII, No.4
Asahi Shimbun Japan 1966 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
135 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Cover edges and spine very lightly age tanned. Soft bumps to corners. Solid, clean. Articles include: A View of The Great Cultural Revolution; The Buddhist Protest; The Japanese and the Peace Prticle; Changing ways of Life; Temple Architecture Today; The Pavilion of Great Poets; The Poetry of Hagiwara Sakutaro; Men of Achievement: Nomura Yozo; Japan's Aircraft Industry; Suvivors of the Bomb in Tokyo, and more. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Brookings DC 1999 0815752679 / 9780815752677 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
321 pages; Fine condition. As new - no creases. Solid, clean. People in government, business, academia, and journalism will find this book essential reading to understand and cope with the world's second largest economic power. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 7431McQueen, Ian L. Japan, A Travel Survival Kit
Lonely Planet CA 1989 0864420455 / 9780864420459 Third Edition; Third Printing Paperback Good 
572 pages; Good condition. Reading creases. Solid, clean. Illustrated with beautiful photographs and maps. A travel survival kit. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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12 13984Miyao, Siego; Dunbar, Fred (Trans) Tokyo Past And Present
Hoikusha Color Books Japan 1965 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
127 pages; Fine condition. Beautifully illustrated cover. Solid, clean. Tokyo: Past and Present, Hoikusha reproduced prints used in this book which Sigeo Miyan wrote originally and I translated. This time the publishers have allowed me to give my own comments about Japan and my 17 year stay here. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 5966Morton, W. Scott The Japanese - How They Live And Work
Praeger Publishers NY 1973 0715359681 / 9780715359686 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
152 pages; Very Good Plus/Fine. Price sticker shadow on front fly leaf. Name on inside front board. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. Japan's rapid economic success is one of today's most remarkable phenomena. The Japanese have always excelled in two capacities - as warriors and as artists. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 13982Nakamura, Tanio (compiled by) Of Tokyo National Museum Japanese Arts - What & Where? Volume II ( Mid 19th Century To The Present)
Japan Travel Bureau Japan 1962 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Hiragushi, Denchu (Cover) 
162 pages; Near Fine condition. Beautifully illustrated cover. Tiny bit of rub to spine tips. Solid, clean. What and Where? Volume II - Many wonderful illustrations of the arts of Japan, with maps. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 7438Nitobe, Inazo Bushido, The Soul Of Japan
Charles E. Tuttle VT 1991 0804806934 / 9780804806930 Revised Edition Paperback Fine 
203 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! It is thought provoking to find in a volume on the warrior's code the poem of a Quaker, and the Bushido quotation: The best won victory is that obtained without shedding of blood - John Goette. Explains Bushido, the unwritten code of laws governing the lives and conduct of the nobles of Japan - Fresno Bee. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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16 6144Pierre, Andrew J. (Ed) A High Technology Gap? Europe, America and Japan
Council On Foreign Relations NY 1987 0876090218 / 9780876090213 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Europe America; Vol. 6; 114 pages; Near Fine condition. Very Light rub to front cover. No creases. Solid, clean. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 7408Sato, Esther M. T. ; Shishido, Loren I. ; Sakihara, Masako Japanese Now, Text, Volume I
University of Hawaii Press HI 1987 0824807731 / 9780824807733 Fifth Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
114 pages; Near Fine/None. Name inside front board. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Learning how to speak Japanese. Twenty lessons in Japanese and English with notes on pronunciations. The Appendixes have Summary of grammar, List of Kanji, List of verbs, Glossary. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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