Bill Bryson, author of In a Sunburned Country and A Walk in the Woods
"I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a winner—and much needed."
Offering a compelling introduction to Japan's rich culture and fascinating history for travelers, businesspeople, and students, this guide discusses the influence of China; the impact of feudalism, modernization, and imperialism; Japanese history of war and peace; and today's economy and uncertainty. Traced are the threads of history, environment, and culture that run through the centuries to explain much about the Japan of today.
# Paperback: 268 pages
# Publisher: Allen & Unwin (May 1, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1865085162
# ISBN-13: 978-1865085166
# Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches