Secret Tokyo

Autore: Jonglez Publishing
ISBN: 9782361951153
Grandezza: 46,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6985

A building that acts as a giant firewall, a secret city center canyon, a statue that cures warts, ultra-modern designer toilets, an extraordinary tree that helps you quit smoking, an electronic sunflower, a spectacular modern temple hidden in the heart of Shinjuku, a street that gives Tokyo taxi drivers nightmares, a massive building that looks like a warship, forgotten rivers ...Far from the crowds and the usual clich�s, Tokyo swings between modernity and tradition, preservation of its heritage, sophisticated aestheticism and eccentricity, offering countless off-beat experiences. The Japanese capital is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Tokyo well or would like to discover the other face of the city.

Secret Talks Between Tokyo And Washington

Autore: Kiichi Miyazawa
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739120149
Grandezza: 19,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7589

Secret Talks Between Tokyo and Washington offers an insider's perspective of the political, economic, and security-related negotiations of Japan and America between 1949 and 1954. Translated by Robert D. Eldridge, for the first time the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi reaches a global audience. This book is a critical link to understanding the views and reactions of the Japanese government, both when it was under occupation and then as a newly independent nation, during which time the young, talented, and international-minded Kiichi played a central role. A firm believer in the 'Yoshida Doctrine, ' Kiichi argued that Japan should play a civilian economic role instead of becoming a military power in order to satisfy its ego, a position that occasionally set him apart from his contemporaries. In this book Kiichi offers valuable insight into the bilateral relationship that has evolved between Japan and the United States from the early post war as he describes in detail the many events, personalities, and ideas he came across during his years serving as then-Finance Minister Ikeda Hayato's secretary and his own work in the Upper House. Secret Talks Between Tokyo and Washington is an enlightening text that will appeal to those interested in Asian studies and international relations

The Mystery At Mount Fuji Tokyo Japan

Autore: Carole Marsh
Editore: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635062119
Grandezza: 22,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2008

Christina and Grant encounter myteries in Tokyo and on Mount Fuji.

Secrecy In Japanese Arts Secret Transmission As A Mode Of Knowledge

Autore: M. Morinaga
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1403981787
Grandezza: 60,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3500

Exploring the Japanese tradition of hidden (or the secret transmission of) knowledge within a closed and often hereditary group, the author investigates how esoteric practices function, how people make meaning of their practices, and how this form of esotericism survived into the modern age. These questions are examined through the use of esoteric texts from the 15th to 18th centuries and theatrical treatises from the late 19th century onwards.

Secret Memoirs Of The Shoguns

Autore: Isaac Titsingh
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135787387
Grandezza: 25,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1729

Isaac Titsingh was intermittently head of the Japan factory (trading station) of the Dutch East India Company 1780-94. He was a career merchant, but unusual in having a classical education and training as a physician. His impact in Japan was enormous, but he left disappointed in the ability of the country to embrace change. After many years in Java, India and China, he came to London, and then settled in Paris where he devoted himself to compiling translations of prime Japanese texts. It is one of the most exciting anthologies of the period and reveals the almost unknown world of eighteenth-century Japan, discussing politics, history, poetry and rituals. The Illustrations of Japan appeared posthumously in 1821-1822 in English, French and Dutch. This fully annotated edition makes the original English version available for the first time in nearly two centuries

Secret Tokyo

Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316265843
Grandezza: 43,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7197

A coloring book that will relax and inspire--all the while transporting you to the beautiful and elegant Japan. Get your pens out, open this book, and discover Japan. Stop before the shop windows of Tokyo and get lost in the bustle of this futuristic glittering city. Or make your way to Kyoto, where an endless string of lanterns illuminates the night sky. Let your pens and pencils replace your camera to capture the beauty of the kimonos, umbrellas, kites and landscapes that are found on these pages. Best of all, feel the stress melt away as your inner artist comes alive. Appealing to all ages, this intricate coloring book will inspire and delight.

The Secret Origins Of Comics Studies

Autore: Matthew Smith
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505786
Grandezza: 33,70 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6839

In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions that have created and shaped the field of Comics Studies over the past 75 years. From Coulton Waugh to Wolfgang Fuchs, these influential historians, educators, and theorists produced the foundational work and built the institutions that inspired the recent surge in scholarly work in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Sometimes scorned, often underappreciated, these visionaries established a path followed by subsequent generations of scholars in literary studies, communication, art history, the social sciences, and more. Giving not only credit where credit is due, this volume both offers an authoritative account of the history of Comics Studies and also helps move the field forward by being a valuable resource for creating graduate student reading lists and the first stop for anyone writing a comics-related literature review.

The Secret Karate Techniques Kata Bunkai

Autore: Helmut Kogel
Editore: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1841269611
Grandezza: 49,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5717

This book is aimed at both the experienced Karate student and those just starting up in finding their way through the theoretical and historical background of Karate and in the practice of the so-called "secret techniques". In reading the book it becomes easy to see Karate's relationship to other Asian Martial Arts systems. Its content includes Basic Techniques, Tuite (Lever) Techniques, Chin Na-Techniques (Hold and Control), Nage Waza (Throws), Shime Waza (Strangling Techniques) and Kyusho (weak points) Techniques. In this book we have tried to analyze Tuite and Kyusho Techniques from a modern anatomical point of view and to this aim have put together a new type of graphic illustration. At its hub is the Karate Kata, which contains all of the techniques mentioned above and which is invaluable for daily training once the various levels of the Bunkai (application) have been understood. The depth of these levels of understanding is layered according to the Omote (obvious interpretation) for the beginner and the Chuden Techniques (middle level) for the more advanced. The hidden, or secret, techniques open themselves up to the higher Master levels, which are described as Okuden.

Mystery In Little Tokyo

Autore: Frank Bonham
Grandezza: 32,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1797

Danny and Carol Nomura, on vacation visiting their grandparents in Little Tokyo, become involved in strange happenings over an antique samurai sword.

Top Secret Flight

Autore: Dale Cox
ISBN: 1257824767
Grandezza: 65,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 442

Japanese Women Don T Get Old Or Fat

Autore: Naomi Moriyama
Editore: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780440336013
Grandezza: 62,90 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8021

What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties? Wouldn't you want to know their extraordinary secret? Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high-energy, successful lifestyle–and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women–in this exciting new book. The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guilt…and, yes, without getting fat or looking old. As a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life. She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture: her mother Chizuko's Tokyo kitchen. Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother's kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom–Japanese home-style cooking. If you think you've eaten Japanese food, you haven't tasted anything yet. Japanese home-style cooking isn't just about sushi and raw fish but good, old-fashioned everyday-Japanese-mom's cooking that's stood the test of time–and waistlines–for decades. Reflected in this unique way of cooking are the age-old traditional values of family and the abiding Japanese love of simplicity, nature, and good health. It's the kind of food that millions of Japanese women like Naomi eat every day to stay healthy, slim, and youthful while pursuing an energetic, successful, on-the-go lifestyle. Even better, it's fast, it's easy, and you can start with something as simple as introducing brown rice to your diet. You'll begin feeling the benefits that keep Japanese women among the youngest-looking in the world after your very next meal! If you're tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don't work and don't satisfy, it's time to discover one of the best-kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long-living lifestyle. It's time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth…. From the Hardcover edition.

Target Tokyo

Autore: Gordon W. Prange
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480489484
Grandezza: 13,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7239

From the New York Times–bestselling authors of Miracle at Midway: A thrilling account of one of World War II’s most legendary spies. Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler’s invasion of Russia and the Japanese plans for the East. In a nation obsessed with rooting out moles, he kept a high profile—boozing, womanizing, and operating entirely under his own name. But he policed his spy ring scrupulously, keeping such a firm grip that by the time the Japanese uncovered his infiltration, he had done irreversible damage to the cause of the Axis. The first definitive account of one of the most remarkable espionage sagas of World War II, Target Tokyo is a tightly wound portrayal of a man who risked his life for his country, hiding in plain sight.

Contemporary Japanese Politics

Autore: Tomohito Shinoda
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152806X
Grandezza: 16,99 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3565

Decentralized policymaking power in Japan had developed under the reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), yet in the1990s, institutional changes fundamentally altered Japan's political landscape. Tomohito Shinoda tracks these developments in the operation of and tensions between Japan's political parties and the public's behavior in elections, as well as in the government's ability to coordinate diverse policy preferences and respond to political crises. The selection of Junichiro Koizumi, an anti-mainstream politician, as prime minister in 2001 initiated a power shift to the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and ended LDP rule. Shinoda details these events and Prime Minister Koizumi's use of them to practice strong policymaking leadership. He also outlines the institutional initiatives introduced by the DPJ government and their impact on policymaking, illustrating the importance of balanced centralized institutions and bureaucratic support.

The 500 Hidden Secrets Of Tokyo

Autore: Yukiko Tajima
Editore: Uitgeverij Luster
ISBN: 9789460582202
Grandezza: 57,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5003

- An insider's guide to Tokyo and its hidden secrets and addresses - An inspirational and practical guide to Tokyo's finest and most interesting places, buildings, restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, neighborhoods, gardens and cafes - A new edition in Luster's successful and attractive series of city guides The 500 Hidden Secrets of Tokyo is an affectionate city guide, written by Tokyo local Yukiko Tajima. She has listed 500 must-visit places in her truly fascinating hometown, as well as good-to-know facts.

Information Security Applications

Autore: Kyo-Il Chung
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642003052
Grandezza: 68,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 664

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Information Security Applications, WISA 2008, held in Jeju Island, Korea, during September 23-25, 2008. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 161 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on smart card and secure hardware, wireless and sensor network security, public key crypto applications, privacy and anonymity, n/w security and intrusion detection, as well as application security and trust management.

Copying The Master And Stealing His Secrets

Autore: Brenda G. Jordan
Editore: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824826086
Grandezza: 31,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7067

Examines the transmission of painting traditions in Japan.

City Branding

Autore: Keith Dinnie
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230241859
Grandezza: 38,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9884

Focussing specifically on city branding this is an invaluable text as city branding becomes increasingly important across the world and has a direct impact on public and private sector practice

Diplomacy And Deception

Autore: Bruce A. Elleman
Editore: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765601438
Grandezza: 76,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7917

During the Soviet period the USSR conducted diplomatic relations with incumbent regimes while simultaneously cultivating and manipulating communist movements in those same countries. The Chinese case offers a particularly interesting example of this dual policy, for when the Chinese Communists came to power in 1949, their discovery of the nature of Moscow's imperial designs on Chinese territory sowed distrust between the two revolutionary powers and paved the way to the Sino-Soviet split.Drawing on newly available documents from archives in China, Taiwan, Russia, and Japan, this study examines secret agreements signed by Moscow and the Peking government in 1924 and confirmed by a Soviet-Japanese convention in 1925. These agreements essentially allowed the Bolsheviks to reclaim most of tsarist Russia's concessions and privileges in China, including not only Imperial properties but also Outer Mongolia, the Chinese Eastern Railway, the Boxer Indemnity, and the right of extraterritoriality. Each of these topics is analyzed in this volume, and translations of the secret protocols themselves are included in a documentary appendix. Additional chapters discuss Sino-Soviet diplomacy and the parallel history of Soviet relations with the Chinese Communist Party as well as the origins and purpose of the United Front policy.

Open Secret

Autore: Erin Arvedlund
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635762
Grandezza: 67,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6067

“Gaming the LIBOR—that is, fixing the price of money—had become just that: a game. Playing it was the price of admission to a club of men who socialized together, skied in Europe courtesy of brokers and expense accounts, and reaped million-dollar bonuses.” In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, rumors swirled that a sinister scandal was brewing deep in the heart of London. Some suspected that behind closed doors, a group of chummy young bankers had been cheating the system through interest rate machinations. But with most eyes focused on the crisis rippling through Wall Street and the rest of the world, the story remained an “open secret” among competitors. Soon enough, the scandal became public and dozens of bankers and their bosses were caught red-handed. Several major banks and hedge funds were manipulating and misreporting their daily submission of the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as the LIBOR. As the main interest rate that pulses through the banking community, the LIBOR was supposed to represent the average rate banks charge each other for loans, effectively setting short-term interest rates around the world for trillions of dollars in financial contracts. But the LIBOR wasn’t an average; it was a combination of guesswork and outright lies told by scheming bankers who didn’t want to signal to the rest of the market that they were in trouble. The manipulation of the “world’s most important number” was even greater than many realized. The bankers kept things looking good for themselves and their pals while the financial crisis raged on. Now Erin Arvedlund, the bestselling author of Too Good to Be True, reveals how this global network created and perpetuated a multiyear scam against the financial system. She uncovers how the corrupt practice of altering the key interest rate occurred through an unregulated and informal honor system, in which young masters of the universe played fast and loose, while their more seasoned bosses looked the other way (and would later escape much of the blame). It was a classic private understanding among a small group of competitors—you scratch my back today, I’ll scratch yours tomorrow. Arvedlund takes us behind the scenes of elite firms like Barclays Capital, UBS, Rabobank, and Citigroup, and shows how they hurt ordinary investors—from students taking out loans to homeowners paying mortgages to cities like Philadelphia and Oakland. The cost to the victims: as much as $1 trillion. She also examines the laxity of prominent regulators and central bankers, and exposes the role of key figures such as: Tom Hayes: A senior trader for the Swiss financial giant UBS who worked with traders across eight other banks to influence the yen LIBOR. Bob Diamond: The shrewd multimillionaire American CEO of Barclays Capital, the British bank whose traders have been implicated in the manipulation of the LIBOR. Mervyn King: The governor of the Bank of England, who ignored U.S. Treasury secretary Tim Geithner’s repeated recommendations to establish stricter regulations over the interest rate. Arvedlund pulls back the curtain on one of the great financial scandals of our time, uncovering how millions of ordinary investors around the globe were swindled by the corruption and greed of a few men.

The Secret Window

Autore: Anthony Hood Chambers
Editore: Harvard Univ Asia Center
ISBN: 9780674796744
Grandezza: 15,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 729

At the time of his death in 1965 at the age of seventy-nine, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro had been writing fiction, plays, essays, poems, and translations almost without interruption for more than fifty-five years. In this series of meditations on seven of Tanizaki's novels and novellas, the renowned translator Anthony Chambers explores the attempt by Tanizaki's characters to construct ideal worlds: fantasies that were far removed from the concerns of everyday life and were, for the most part, unattainable. Chambers focuses on the thread of fantasy that Tanizaki weaves throughout his work; he examines the writer's subtle use of storytelling devices to evoke his characters' alternate sense of reality and encourage the reader's participation in their fantasies. Using his intimate knowledge of Tanizaki's works, Chambers superbly evokes the beauty and truth Tanizaki's characters find in their ideal worlds.