Download E-books The Men in My Country (Sightline Books) PDF

By Marilyn Abildskov

In the early Nineties, on the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov made up our minds she had to commence over. She permitted a proposal to maneuver from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to educate English to junior highschool scholars. “All I knew is that I needed to break out and while I stared at my identify at the jap agreement, the squiggles of katakana, my identify typed in English sturdily underneath, I loved the way it seemed. as though it—as if I—were translated, remodeled, rising now as somebody new.”

The males in My Country is the tale of an American lady residing and loving in Japan. happy first and foremost to monitor her unique atmosphere, the lady falls in love with where, with the sunshine, with the curve of a river, with the scent of bonfires in the course of obon, with blue and white porcelain dishes, with pencil containers, and with small origami birds. Later, suffering for a deeper connection—“I sought after the rustic lower than my skin”—Abildskov meets the 3 males who could be a part of her transformation and the only guy with whom she is going to fall deeply in love.

A trip memoir providing an crafty depiction of a really actual position, The males in My Country additionally covers the terrain of a posh emotional trip, tracing a geography of the guts, exhibiting how we stream to be moved, how in wasting ourselves in a international position we will be able to develop into dangerously—and gloriously—undone.

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Download E-books Globalizing Tobacco Control: Anti-smoking Campaigns in California, France, and Japan (Tracking Globalization) by Roddey Reid (2005-12-20) PDF

By Roddey Reid

"[Reid] develops an method of globalization and well-being that is going past simplistic dichotomies -- resembling the puritanism of the USA in distinction with the extra libertine cultures of different nations -- and he additionally eschews the both simplistic view that the realm is turning into homogenized." -- David J. Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteA tangible element of dwelling, operating, and touring within the twenty first century is the event of relocating among smoke-filled and smoke-free environments. In Globalizing Tobacco keep an eye on, Roddey Reid examines what lies in the back of this adventure: the revolution in public attitudes and overall healthiness codes that keep an eye on day-by-day exercises and the lifetime of the physique. whereas the slow substitute of smoking with non-smoking because the social norm is a worldwide phenomenon, it has now not a similar trajectory in all places. Reid compares anti-smoking campaigns within the usa, France, and Japan for what they show concerning the nature of globalization and liberal arts of presidency. He explores special nationwide histories of tobacco; evolving worldwide advertising and marketing options of transnational tobacco organizations; "social advertising and marketing" thoughts used to tailor public wellbeing and fitness messages to specific ethnic groups; and the courses of overseas public wellbeing and fitness firms.

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Download E-books Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan PDF

By William T. Vollmann

Simply weeks after a number of mess ups struck Japan, nationwide ebook Award winner William T. Vollmann ventures into the nuclear sizzling area, built merely with rubber kitchen gloves, a material facemask, and a capricious radiation detector. during this Byliner unique from the electronic writer Byliner, Vollmann emerges with a haunting record on way of life in a now-ravaged Japan—a state he has recognized and enjoyed for a few years. And within the towns and cities hit toughest by means of the earthquake, tsunami, and radioactive infection, Vollmann unearths troubling omens of a destiny heading towards us all.


William T. Vollman is the writer of 9 novels, together with "Europe Central," winner of the nationwide ebook Award. He has additionally written 3 collections of reports, a memoir, and 5 works of nonfiction, together with, so much lately, "Imperial" and "Kissing the masks: attractiveness, Understatement, and Femininity in jap Noh Theater." His epic treatise on violence, "Rising Up and emerging Down," was once a finalist for the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award. he's the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN middle united states West Award, and the Strauss residing Award from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Download E-books Nature, Ritual, and Society in Japan's Ryukyu Islands (Japan Anthropology Workshop Series) PDF

By Arne Røkkum

Despite their small quarter, the southern islands of Japan should be visible as stepping stones in the direction of a extra nuanced view of cultural osmosis among Japan and the skin international. This e-book offers an ethnographic portrayal of the folk of the Southern Ryukyu Islands and their international. particularly it explores the brain of the islanders, their dating with the wildlife, their social relationships, and the rituals which signify and provides expression to those relationships.

Based on vast unique study, together with player statement, the booklet permits the genuine voices of the Ryukyu Island worlds to talk for themselves in addition to environment the paintings within the wider context of anthropology, jap reviews and Pacific Island experiences.

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Download E-books Stay Off the Skyline: The Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa: An Oral History PDF

The 6th Marine department holds a special position in U.S. Marine Corps background, since it was once retired after one nice conflict. The department was once shaped on Guadalcanal in September 1944, its ranks packed with battle-hardened veterans and untested substitute troops. The 6th department fought its in simple terms motion at the island of Okinawa from April to June 1945 yet entered the struggle with extra wrestle event total than the other Marine department in its preliminary conflict. It upset not anyone. The Okinawa crusade concerned 8 military and Marine divisions, however the 6th captured many of the flooring in the various bloodiest battling of the conflict. Weeks later, atomic assaults on eastern towns in early August 1945 speedily ended the battle. "Before Hiroshima there has been Okinawa. as a result of Okinawa, in huge half there has been Hiroshima," wrote one reporter. With the invasion of Japan canceled, the 6th department went to China on profession accountability and, on 1 April 1946, used to be reorganized out of life. because it was once created in another country, so was once it disbanded.

This ebook tells the tale of those Marines of their personal phrases. Historian Laura Lacey - a Marine loved one who has lived on Okinawa -sympathetically portrays the boys who in 1945 fought an incredible conflict that she contends has no longer obtained its complete percentage of realization from historians. Lacey considers the gritty info of shut quarters strive against and considers the myriad actual and mental wounds that battle wreaks. With Marines now engaged in a tricky struggle in Iraq, Lacey’s publication reminds us that even if a battle is well known, conflict is certainly hell.

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Download E-books Lernen von den Weltbesten: Exzellente Unternehmen in Japan und China (ifaa-Edition) (German Edition) PDF

Warum gelten Unternehmens- und Produktionssysteme in Japan und China weltweit als hocheffizient? Um das herauszufinden organisiert Südwestmetall, Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Baden-Württemberg e.V., Studienreisen zu den führenden Unternehmen in Asien. Diese bieten den Teilnehmern die Möglichkeit, vor Ort Unternehmens- und Produktionssysteme aus unterschiedlichen Branchen zu analysieren.

Bei den besuchten Unternehmen steht Prozessdenken im Vordergrund – das gemeinsame Erreichen eines Zieles. Dabei fällt den Führungskräften eine besondere Rolle zu: Sie sind sowohl für die Stabilisierung der unternehmenseigenen criteria als auch für deren permanente Weiterentwicklung verantwortlich. used to be bedeutet das für die Produktionsarbeit in Deutschland?

„Lernen von den Weltbesten“ zeigt auf, welche Erkenntnisse die Teilnehmer mit nach Hause nehmen und welche Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten für die Unternehmen in Deutschland bestehen.

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Download E-books Japanese Battleships, 1897-1945: A Photographic Archive PDF

By R. A. Burt

This remarkable photographic assortment includes a hundred twenty five beautiful black and white photos of the battleships of the Imperial eastern army. The extraordinary photos, a few very infrequent, represent an archive that's nearly the ultimate within the West. The ebook starts off with the release of Japan's first modern battleship, Yashima, and concludes with the ultimate destruction of the fleet within the Pacific in 1945. In among those milestones, Japan developed the 3rd greatest army on the earth. the entire fleet's dreadnoughts observed motion in international conflict II yet merely the Nagato survived the clash. She thus grew to become a try objective within the Bikini A-bomb assessments in 1946.

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