2 edition of Encyclopedia of Japan (CD-ROM) found in the catalog.
by Kodansha, Limited
Written in English
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Content. The Otaku Encyclopedia consists of some entries on the subculture concerned with anime, manga and video games, with colour pages and photographs. Frederik L. Schodt provides a foreword to the book. A maid character called Moe-chan accompanies the reader through the book. In addition to entries about the subculture, the encyclopedia contains Publisher: Kodansha. Offers reference information on all aspects of Japanese life, past and present. It is intended for the general reader, the student, business person, journalist, researcher and armchair traveller. Among the topics covered are the advertising industry, Japanese cooking and .
Japan plays an increasingly important role in the computer industry. By , Japan was fiercely competing with the United States in developing high-tech products, such as superconducting materials. Japan is the world's leading shipbuilder; more than half the ships built are exported, including some of the world's largest oil tankers. Japan - Japan - History: It is not known when humans first settled on the Japanese archipelago. It was long believed that there was no Paleolithic occupation in Japan, but since World War II thousands of sites have been unearthed throughout the country, yielding a wide variety of Paleolithic tools. These include both core tools, made by chipping away the surface of a stone, .
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Less comprehensive and more popularly written than the nine-volume Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan (LJ 1/84), this single-volume work is nevertheless a valuable reference source. It is extremely current, including entries on such recent topics as the Recruit political scandal and current prime minister Kaifu by: 3.
Offering extensive coverage, this Encyclopedia is a new reference that reflects the vibrant, diverse and evolving culture of modern Japan, spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in to the present day.
Entries cover areas such as literature, film, architecture, food, health, political economy, religion and technology and they range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays 3/5(2).
It lives up to its name as an encyclopedia of the martial arts of Japan. The book contains entries on a broad range of subjects it fills an important gap in the available information due to its level of detail and Asian language referencesCited by: 2.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan is the essential reference to all facets of Japan past and present. Up to date, authoritative and wide ranging in scope, it covers all the general reader, student, business person, journalist, researcher, tourist or armchair traveler would want to know/5.
While the price is a bit steep, this single volume encyclopedia is a wonderful reference book for the Japanese student, or anybody with a deep interest in the country. The volume is laid out with the english text on the even numbered pages and the coresponding Japanese on the odd numbered pages, with key words from the text translated in the border/5(4).
Dorothy Perkins is a freelance writer with a background in Asian history. She holds a Ph.D. in religion from Temple University and is the author of Japan Goes to War: A Chronology of Japanese Military Expansion from the Meiji Era to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. This resource contains the full body text of Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Kodansha, ), which was compiled under the general editorship of the late Dr.
Edwin O. Reischauer, and enjoys a solid reputation for its accurate and elegant English, written by first-class Japanologists chiefly from prestigious Harvard University. A Roundtable Press book. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Pages: Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Sony Alpha-A (Control) Collection_set china External-identifierPages: The "Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan" is a treasure beyond compare even though it was published more than 30 years ago.
Nine volumes in length (the final volume is an index), it is arranged alphabetically and drew on the contributions of hundreds of experts to present well-crafted essays on nearly any subject relevant to the history and culture of a most fascinating 5/5(1).
"Knowing Japan and the Japanese better," Louis Frédéric states in the introduction to this encyclopedia, "is one of the necessities of modern life." The Japanese have a profound knowledge of every aspect and detail of Western societies.
Unfortunately, we in the West cannot say the same about our knowledge of Japan. We tend to see Japan through a veil of 5/5(4). The Sekai Dai–Hyakka Jiten (世界大百科事典, literally the “World Comprehensive Encyclopedia”) is an encyclopedia compiled by the Japanese publisher Heibonsha.
It is published in three formats: traditional book form, CD-ROM, and Internet. The online version is known as the Network Encyclopedia (ネットで百科 Netto-de Hyakka). The Cambridge History of Japan is the first major collaborative synthesis to present the current state of knowledge of Japanese history for the English-reading world.
The series draws on the expertise and research of leading Japanese specialists as well as the foremost Western historians of Japan.
Offering extensive coverage, this Encyclopedia is a new reference that reflects the vibrant, diverse and evolving culture of modern Japan, spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in to the present day. Entries cover areas such as literature, film, architecture, food, health, 5/5(2).
The Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan is a comprehensive English-language encyclopedia first published in that covers a broad range of topics on Japan. Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.
David A. Hall, one of today's leading experts on Jap /5(16). Mark Schilling's Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is a remarkably enjoyable and remarkably useful and informative book. Schilling has wisely chosen not to cover everything under the sun, and instead provides entries for only the most significant and representative icons and moments of pop culture/5.
Encyclopedia of contemporary Japanese culture User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This compilation of over signed articles, from "Abacus" to "Zuno Keisatsu" (Japan's first punk band), is the work of over contributors drawn mostly. Japan (/ dʒ ə ˈ p æ n /; Japanese: 日本, Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] or Nihon ()) is an island country in East is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the northeast to the East China Sea and Philippine Sea in the southwest.
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Further, this encyclopedia also explains the literal or etymological meaning of each Japanese term and provides an even deeper insight into the :. The illustrations accompanying each yokai are based on written descriptions or on Edo-period illustrations painted on scrolls hundreds of years ago.
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