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The Dark Side Of Japan

Author : Antony Cummins
ISBN : 9781445663036
Genre : Social Science
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A fascinating collection of folktales, ritual black magic, protection spells, monsters and other dark interpretations of life and death from Japanese folklore.
Category: Social Science

The Dark Side Of Japanese Business Three Industry Novels

Author : Ikko Shimizu
ISBN : 9781315286112
Genre : Political Science
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"(The novels) depict Japanese business as nasty and businessmen as villains. As the books sell in large numbers in Japan this is presumably how ordinary Japanese view the driving force of the world's second biggest economy". -- The Economist
Category: Political Science

Dogs And Demons

Author : Alex Kerr
ISBN : 9781466804500
Genre : Business & Economics
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The crises--and failures--of modernization in Japan, as seen up close by a resident expert Japan is a nation in crisis, and the crisis goes far beyond its well-known economic plight. In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the crisis on a broad scale, from the failure of Japan's banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. The book takes up for the first time in the Western press subjects such as the nation's endangered environment--its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains. It describes Japan's "monument frenzy," the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new cities, and the attendant collapse of the tourist industry. All these unhealthy developments are, Kerr argues, the devastating boomerang effect of an educational and bureaucratic system designed to produce manufactured goods--and little else. A mere upturn in economic growth will not quickly remedy these severe internal problems, which Kerr calls a "failure of modernism." He assails the foreign experts who, often dependent on Japanese government and business support, fail to address these issues. Meanwhile, what of the Japanese people themselves? Kerr, a resident of Japan for thirty-five years, writes of them with humor and passion, for "passion," he says, "is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this--for us.'"
Category: Business & Economics

Shogun S Ghost

Author : Ken Schoolland
ISBN : UOM:39015018875123
Genre : Education
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Explains how social changes in Japan are affecting its educational system, and discusses the issues of discipline and students' rights
Category: Education

The Dark Side Of The Mirror

Author : David Brazier
ISBN : 9781911407263
Genre : Religion
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This new commentary by Buddhist teacher and author David Brazier draws back the curtain revealing the deeper meaning of the text in language that will be as transparent to the general reader as it is informative to the specialist.
Category: Religion

The Dark Side

Author : Mark Schreiber
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110426397
Genre : History
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From the Edo period to modern crimes like the subway sarin attack, this book looks at criminals from anarchists, police informers & Robin Hood characters to femme fatales & corrupt law enforcers.
Category: History

Edwin O Reischauer And The American Discovery Of Japan

Author : George R. Packard
ISBN : 9780231512770
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1961, President Kennedy named Edwin O. Reischauer the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Already deeply intimate with the country, Reischauer hoped to establish a more equal partnership with Japan, which had long been maligned in the American imagination. Reischauer pushed his fellow citizens to abandon caricature and stereotype and recognize Japan as a peace-loving democracy. Though his efforts were often condemned for being "too soft," the immensity of his influence (and the truth of his arguments) can be felt today. Having worked as Reischauer's special assistant in Tokyo, George R. Packard writes the definitive and first biography of this rare, charismatic talent. Reischauer reset the balance between two powerful nations. During World War II, he analyzed intelligence and trained American codebreakers in Japanese. He helped steer Japan toward democracy and then wrote its definitive English-language history. Reischauer's scholarship supplied the foundations for future East Asian disciplines, and his prescient research foretold America's missteps with China and involvement in Vietnam. At the time of his death in 1990, Reischauer warned the U.S. against adopting an attitude toward Asia that was too narrow and self-centered. India, Pakistan, and North Korea are now nuclear powers, and Reischauer's political brilliance has become more necessary and trenchant than ever.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Children And The Dark Side Of Human Experience

Author : James Garbarino
ISBN : 0387756264
Genre : Psychology
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Synthesizing insights from psychology and philosophy with his own wide-ranging experiences around the world, Dr. James Garbarino takes readers on a personalized journey into the dark side of human experience as it is lived by children. In these highly readable pages, he intertwines a discussion of children’s material and spiritual needs with a detailed examination of the clinical knowledge and experiential wisdom required to understand and meet complex developmental needs. Fusing anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective, this book is for anyone who takes an interest in the well-being and future of the world’s children.
Category: Psychology

Prison Conditions In Japan

Author : Joanna Weschler
ISBN : 1564321460
Genre : Convicts
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Describes five theories of substance abuse treatment and details how to translate each theory into actual practice. Material on 12-step, psychodynamic, behavioral, marital/family, and motivational approaches incorporates case examples, discussion of advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and treatment techniques. Includes a chapter on emerging pharmacological approaches. For advanced students in psychology, social work, and medicine, and for substance abuse counselors in training. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Convicts