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A Traveller's History of Japan

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A Traveller's History of Japan not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. This clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai has achieved stupendous economic growth and dominance in this century.

About The Author

Richard Tames read history at Cambridge and took his Master's Degree at the University of London. He was Head of External Services at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (March 1, 2008)
  • Length: 292 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566564045

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"It succeeds admirably in its goal of making the present country comprehensible through a narrative of its past, with asides on everything from bonsai to zazen, in a brisk, highly readable style... you could easily read it on the flight over, if you skip the movie."

"Tames's readably concise survey of Japanese history comes supplied with an impressive array of facts and statistics."

"This clearly written and succinct volume romps through Japan's history and provides useful cultural descriptions and essays."

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