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The Last Children Of Tokyo

Author : Yoko Tawada
ISBN : 9781846276712
Genre : Fiction
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Yoshiro thinks he might never die. A hundred years old and counting, he is one of Japan's many 'old-elderly'; men and women who remember a time before the air and the sea were poisoned, before terrible catastrophe promted Japan to shut itself off from the rest of the world. He may live for decades yet, but he knows his beloved great-grandson - born frail and prone to sickness - might not survive to adulthood. Day after day, it takes all of Yoshiro's sagacity to keep Mumei alive. As hopes for Japan's youngest generation fade, a secretive organisation embarks on an audacious plan to find a cure - might Yoshiro's great-grandson be the key to saving the last children of Tokyo?
Category: Fiction

Signs For Lost Children

Author : Sarah Moss
ISBN : 9781609453800
Genre : Fiction
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In Victorian Cornwall, a doctor risks her marriage to fight for female asylum patients: “One of the most memorable heroines of recent fiction ” (The Times, London). Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize for Historical Fiction Ally Moberley, a recently qualified doctor, never expected to marry until she met architect Tom Cavendish. But only weeks into their marriage, Tom sets out for Japan, leaving Ally as she begins work at the Truro Asylum in Cornwall. Horrified by the brutal attitudes of male doctors and nurses toward their female patients, Ally plunges into the institutional politics of women’s mental health at a time when madness is only just being imagined as treatable. She has to contend with a longstanding tradition of permanently institutionalizing women who are deemed difficult, all the while fighting to be taken seriously in a profession dominated by men. Meanwhile, Tom is overseeing the building of lighthouses, and has a commission from a wealthy collector to bring back embroideries and woodwork. As he travels Japan in search of these enchanting objects, he begins to question the value of the life he left in England. As Ally becomes increasingly absorbed in the moral importance of her work, and Tom pursues his interests on the other side of the world, they will return to each other as different people. From the blustery coast of Western England to the landscape of Japan, Signs for Lost Children offers a “fine exploration of marriage and the complex minds of ‘lost children’—that is, all of us” (The New York Times Book Review). “Compelling . . . A quietly devastating portrait of the way identity crumbles when you’ve nothing, or no one, to pin it to.” —The Guardian
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Insight Guides Tokyo City Guide

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781780057002
Genre : Travel
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Tokyo is one of the most fastest-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights in Shibuya, take a soothing dip at Odaiba's Oedo Onsen and marvel at the resplendent Senso-ji temple with a guide that explores all these sights and more using detailed, narrative text, easy-to-use maps and stunning full-colour photography. City Guide Tokyo fully explores the history, people and culture of the city, so you can discover everything you need to know to appreciate kabuki theatre, learn the difference between sushi and sashimi and delve into the world of manga and anime. In-depth chapters cover all of Tokyo's wards and suggest excursions to surrounding regions; fashionistas should head for stylish Harajuku, night owls can make a beeline for bustling Roppongi, history and architecture buffs will adore the Old Tokyo of Asakusa, whilst those seeking fresh air and gorgeous scenery will want to explore Mount Fuji. The Best Of section helps you to prioritise what to see and the Travel Tips offer selective listings of where to stay and eat out, plus essential advice on what you need to know before you go and how to get around the city once you are there.
Category: Travel

Financial Statement Fraud Casebook

Author : Joseph T. Wells
ISBN : 1118077067
Genre : Business & Economics
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A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.
Category: Business & Economics

Recent Progress In Child And Adolescent Psychiatry

Author : Masanori Hanada
ISBN : 4431702431
Genre : Medical
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In 1998 the birth rate in Japan fell to an unprecedented 1.39. Among the possible causative factors are a growing preference among women to remain unmarried, an increase in the mean age at marriage, and a rise in the number of women who continue working after marriage. In contrast to the decreasing number of children in Japan - or perhaps as a result- there has been an increase of such dysfunctional phenomena as violence at home and in schools, bullying, truancy, and eating disorders among adolescents. These and other issues are among the topics considered by the contributors to Recent Progress in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Vol. 2, edited under the auspices of the Japanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The volume presents a broad-ranging view of recent progress in the rapidly developing field of child and adolescent psychiatry, providing a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and students of psychiatry and clinical psychology.
Category: Medical

The Way Of Judo

Author : John Stevens
ISBN : 9780834829015
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.
Category: Sports & Recreation


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013689224
Genre : Japan
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Modern Girls Shining Stars The Skies Of Tokyo

Author : Phyllis Birnbaum
ISBN : 0231500025
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Murder At The Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club

Author : Robert J. Collins
ISBN : 9781462901180
Genre : Fiction
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Mr. Collins is a funny writer [who puts] his finger on exactly what—makes Japan bewildering, endearing, amusing, inspiring." —The New York Times." There has been a murder in the posh locker room of the Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club. After a bad set of doubles, popular nice guy Shig Manabe is found floating in the hot tub, turning pink, and beginning to bubble crimson. Captain Tim Kawamura, family man and hero of the American Club murder case, is sent on the trail of the racketing-wielding murderer in tennis whites. The solution to the crimes lies in the secret memoirs of the victim, but will Captain Kawamura unravel the riddle before the rising body count includes himself, his wife and his children?
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