Japan Sinks Dover Doomsday Classics #ad - After dropping anchor for the night near a small island to the south of Japan, a crew of fishermen awaken to find that the island has vanished without a trace. An investigating scientist theorizes that the tiny island has succumbed to the same force that divided the Japanese archipelago from the mainland ― and that the disastrous shifting of a fault in the Japan Trench has placed the entire country in danger of being swallowed by the sea.
A chillingly realistic work of science fiction. The new York Times. Based on rigorous scientific speculation, Japan Sinks recounts a completely credible series of geological events.
Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World Rock Spring Collection of Japanese LiteratureStone Bridge Press #ad - Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature #ad - Japan's capital city of Kyoto was devastated by earthquake, storm, and fire in the late 12th century. Yet at the end he questions his own sanity and the integrity of his purpose. Has he perhaps grown too attached to his detachment? Retreating from "this unkind world, " the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, where he eventually constructed his famous "ten-foot-square" hut.
From this solitary vantage point chomei produced Hojoki, walks, an extraordinary literary work that describes all he has seen of human misery and his new life of simple chores, and acts of kindness.
All You Need Is KillHaikasoru #ad - All You Need Is Kill #ad - On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. When the alien mimics invade, keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again.
Is she the key to keiji's escape or his final death? Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise! Viz Media.
March Was Made of Yarn: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear MeltdownVintage #ad - Here eighteen writers give us their trenchant observations and emotional responses to such a tragedy, in what is a fascinating, enigmatic and poignant collection. In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, its aftermath, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, and the resolve of a people to rebuild.
On march 11, trains, 2011, triggering a 50-foot tsunami that crushed everything in its path—highways, airports, a massive earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan, villages, and buses—leaving death and destruction behind, and causing a major radiation leak from five nuclear plants.
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Re-inventing Japan: Nation, Culture, Identity: Nation, Culture, Identity Japan in the Modern World PaperbackRoutledge #ad - Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, it offers a different perspective on culture and identity in modern Japan. This text rethinks the contours of Japanese history, culture and nationality. M e sharpe. Viz Media.
Speculative Japan 4: "Pearls for Mia" and Other TalesKurodahan Press #ad - The fourth book in kurodahan's well-received Speculative Japan series introduces new talents from Japan, and fresh new stories by some of the outstanding authors already introduced to the English-speaking world. From deep in the mountains of the japanese countryside to the plains of frigid Pluto, from a warm South Pacific isle to a freezing mountainside, to Mars or inside a lonely psyche.
Speculative Japan 4: "Pearls for Mia" and Other Tales #ad - . 3"makino osamu "dancing babylon"mase junko "the ebb and flow of the aurora sea"minagawa hiroko "morceaux"suzuki miekichi "nightfall"TAKAHASHI Takako "Communion"TSUKIMURA Ryoe "The Burning House"UEDA Sayuri "Vermilion"YAMADA Masaki "Matsui Seimon, on the Case" Viz Media. A positive smorgasbord of speculative enjoyment, in english for the first time!contents:asamatsu ken "genesis: dark birth - shining death"AZUMA Hiroki "The Fish in Chryse"HANMURA Ryo "The Sparrow Valley"HORI Akira "Encounters on the Solar Wind"INOUE Masahiko "Last Words"KAJIO Shinji "Pearls for Mia"KOBAYASHI Yasumi "Prototype No.
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The Best Japanese Science Fiction StoriesBarricade Books Inc #ad - The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories #ad - Used. M e sharpe. May have soft reading marks and name of the previous owner. Very Good conditions. Viz Media.
Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow: Our Minamata Disease Michigan Classics in Japanese StudiesU of M Center For Japanese Studies #ad - Book by ishimure, Monnet, Michiko, Livia Viz Media. Used book in Good Condition. M e sharpe.
Popular Hits of the Showa Era: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - From the author of audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly funny tale of an intergenerational battle of the sexes. Used book in Good Condition. The women band together to find the killer and exact revenge. At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, snacking, peering at a naked neighbor through a window, their activities limited to drinking, and performing karaoke.
In turn, study physics, the boys buckle down, and plot to take out their nemeses in a single blast. When one of the boys executes a lethal ambush of one of the women, chaos ensues. Viz Media. The six "aunties" are fiercely independent career women. Who knew that a deadly "gang war" could be such fun? Murakami builds the conflict into a hilarious, spot-on satire of modern culture and the tensions between the sexes and generations.
Popular Hits of the Showa Era: A Novel #ad - In his most irreverent novel yet, ryu Murakami creates a rivalry of epic proportions between six aimless youths and six tough-as-nails women who battle for control of a Tokyo neighborhood. M e sharpe.