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1 A Pocket Guide to Japan
Washington D.C. Office of Armed Forces Information and Education Department of Defence 1952 Paper Wrappers Good 
82 pp with B&W photos and illustrations. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Green and cream paper covers with drawing of two Japanese children are intact but lightly soiled, dogeared. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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2 A pocket Guide to Japan PG-2 DAPAM 30177
Washington D.C. Office of Armed Forces Information and Education Department of Defence 1952 Hardcover Fair 
Washington D.C.: Office of Armed Forces Information and Education Department of Defence, 1952 82 pp Designed for occupying American Forces. .Largely about Japanese culture and acceptable behavior.text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are rubbed and faded. Stapled Soft Cover. Fair. 4" x 5.5" 
Price: 17.00 USD
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3 Fine Japanese Sword Fittings Menuki (1)
Japan Musashiya Co. Ltd Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Japan: Musashiya Co. Ltd. 163 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in Japanese with English subtitles. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are immaculate. Illustrated cardstock case is clean and intact. Cased Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 7.75" x11" 
Price: 90.00 USD
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4 Japan News Photo Annuals 1948 (1949)
Japan 1949 Paperback Very Good 
Japan, 1949 111 pp. Text primarily in Japanese but photo captions are in both Japanese and English. Cover title says 1948 but title page says 1949. News of the year 1948 during the post-war American occupation. Much on the trail of the "A Class" war criminals and the Emperor's renunciation of divinity. Advertisements on endpapers. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Decorative paper covers are rubbed at extremities. Exceptionally rare, presently no others on line. Size: 7"x10". Large Format Softcover. Very Good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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5 Japanese Instruction Bon Seki 22 Types of Waves
Japan Good Good Jacket 
11" x 8" Bon Seki is a miniature landscape constructed of sand and stones on a black lacquer tray Bonseki is an ancient art form that recreates natural landscapes out of sand and rocks. to depict mountains or seashores. This accordian-fold block printed book instructs on how to portray 22 kinds os waves. There are pencilled phonetic translations on each page. Internally bound in grey green brocade with a black cloth-covered outer binding. A gift inscription dates from 1951 but the actual printing date is unknown. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 R, (Ryohei ) Koiso
Japan Large Format Soft Cover Very Good Plus 
195 pp with color illustrations throughout. Text in Japanese. Ryohei Koiso (July 25, 1903 - December 16, 1988) was a Japanese artist in the Western realism tradition. During World War II he was often commissioned paintings depicting Japanese military scenes, such as the signing of the British surrender of Singapore, and Japanese infantrymen making their way through high grass fields in Malaysia. He returned to mainstream painting following the war, and painted until his death. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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7 SUN BRAND SOROBAN SPECIAL ABACUS INSTRUCTION BOOK 1950
Japan Nanjo & Co Pamphlet Fair 
5.5" x 7.5" 16 pp Pictorial instruction on how to use an abacus which was included with the sale of the company's abaci. Text is clean, tight and unmarked but has been folded at some point. Covers with view of Mt. Fuji are intact but much rubbed. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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8 The Complete Woodblock Prrints of Yoshida Hiroshi
Abe Publishing 1996 4872421213 / 9784872421217 Paperback Fine 
Abe Publishing, 1996 202 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in Japanese. and English. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Large Format Softcover. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 The Japanese Crown Prince Akihito Picture Book (1950's)
Japan Paperback Very Good 
Japan Unpaginated with B&W photography on every page. A picture book of the Crown Prince Akihito's home life and visit to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I. Text, only an index to the pictures, is in Japanese. Interior is clean and undamaged. Light soil to the beige paper boards with gold-stamped birds flying. Size: 3.5" x 6". Flexible Soft Cover. Very Good. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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10 Akido Yana, Rie Ooki, Yuka Komatsu Writing Emails in Japanese
The Japan Times 2005 First Paperback As New 
The Japan Times, 2005 134 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged. Text in Japanese. E-mails are the ultimate way of communicating with Japanese people, whether for business or pleasure. But how many people actually learn how to write e-mails in proper, natural Japanese? This book teaches you how to do just this. Main features: -- Part I covers the fundamentals, including in-depth analysis on how Japanese e-mails are composed. Lists of basic expressions used to start and end e-mails are given. -- Part II is divided into 15 chapters that differ according to the objective of the e-mail. Many example sentences are given, so that you can write e-mails straight away in accordance to your objective. -Expressions are classified on a 3-point scale of politeness. Difficult expressions are accompanied by translations in English, Chinese and Korean. 1st Edition. Large Format Softcover. As New. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Alsot, George Changing Japan Seen Through the Camera Image Du Japon
Tokyo, Japan Asahi Shimbum 1934 Second Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Tokyo, Japan: Asahi Shimbum, 1934 292 pp,the last 21 pp are advertisements. Black and white photos on every page. Text and photo captions in French and English. Excellent photos of pre-war Japan. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, endpapers tanned. Contemporary gift inscription on title page.Tan cloth boardshave considerable rubbing to extremities. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 46.00 USD
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12 Anderson, Alun, Choi Su-yung, Chung Ku-Chong, Bill Emmott, et als Japan and the World in the Post-cold War Era Firteen Leading Journalists Give a Frank Assessment of Japn's Future
Japan Foreign Press Center 1990 First Hardcover As New Near Fine Jacket 
Japan: Foreign Press Center, 1990 200 pgs. Produced by The Japan Times. Interior and cover as new and DJ with almost no evidence of wear. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 5 3/8" X 7 5/8" 
Price: 16.00 USD
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13 Barr, Pat A Curious Life for a : The Story of Isabella Bird a Remarkable Victorian Traveler
Doubleday & Co 1970 First Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ex-Library. 347 pp with 6 maps and 36 B&W plates A Scottish gentlewoman, Isabella Bird's travels in the Rockies, Hawaii, tJapan and the Far East Central Asia and Moroccoin the late 19th century. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Hinge split but holding at title page. Library stamps on title page and book appears to have been relined. Nevertheless a good reading copy. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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14 Batchelor, the Rev. John The Ainu of Japan: The Religion, Superstitions, and General History of the Hairy Aborigines of Japan
NYC Fleming H. Revell Co 1892 First Hardcover Good No Jacket 
NYC: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1892 336 pp with 80 B&W illustrations. Ex-libe Princeton Theological Seminary. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Front hinge cracked but holding. Date of publication is unclear but clearly a late 19th century binding. Boards are a varient on first edition. Green cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are rubbed at extremities. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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15 Clement, Ernest W. A Handbook of Modrn Japan: With Annew Map,, Made Especially for the Bookl, and Over Sixty Illustrations from Photographs
A.c. McClurg & Co 1904 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
x, 403 (3) pp with large folding map bound in after text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, map intact but with considerable edgewear. Gutters have been reinforced with fabric tape. Green cloth boards with cream titles are intact but faded along spine, bumped at extremities. Size: 12.5" x 9.5" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 cunningham, Don Samurai Weapons Tools of the Warrior
Vermont Tuttle Publishing 2008 480530958X / 9784805309582 First Paperback As New 
Vermont?: Tuttle Publishing, 2008 179 pps. plus colored illustrations on front and back endpapers and color illustrated frontespiece. B/W and coloired illustrations throughout. Text clean, tight and unmarked. Paper cover with gloss stamping pristine. As new. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. As New. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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17 Curzon, George N. Problems of the Far East: Japan - Korea- China
New York Longman, Green & Co 1896 New and Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Longman, Green & Co., 1896 xx1, 444 pp with color folding map bound in after text plus one map in text. B&W illustrations throughout text. This second edition was revised after the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 to bring the new power realities up to date. " From the preface: ".the wisest lessons for the emancipated and new, are still to be derived from the ascendency of the British character, and under the shelter, where so required of British dominion."Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Map is "as new." Dark red cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are rubbed at extremities else VG+. New and Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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18 De Garis, Frederic Their Japan Being Brief Description of Noteworthy Phases of Japanese Life, of Many of the Customs, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese - Also Description of the Principal Places Usually Visited By Tourists, Besides Places Away from Well-Trodden Tra
Yokahama Yoshikawa 1936 First Paperback Near Fine 
Yokahama: Yoshikawa, 1936 204 pp with 345 illustrations, printed on folded rice paper. Bound in limp paper -covered in brown raw silk and stab-tied with silk cord, title is pasted to front cover.Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Photo frontis is foxed., previous owner's name on title page. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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19 De Mente, Boye Lafayette Etiquette Guide to Japan : Know the Rules That Make the Difference
Boston Tuttle Publishing 2003 0804816433 / 9780804816434 Tenth Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2003 132 pp. Exceptionally useful guide to your stay in Japan. Including chapters on Shaking hands, dining etiquette, bill-paying, home visits, attending a wedding or a funeral. Know the rules that make the difference. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Cover is clean and bright. Tenth Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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20 Endo, Riuji Commemorative Volume dedicated to Professor Riuji Endo, 1961, Saitama University, Urawa, Japan, The Science Report of the Saitama University, Series B (Biology and Earth Sciences) :
Urawa, Japan Saitama University 1961 Soft Cover Fair 
7" x 10" 142 pp with B&W illustrations in text and 7 plates following text. Text is clean and tight with penciled notations next to some of the illustrations. Paper covers are heavily edgeworn. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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