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Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: In "narrative nonfiction format, this ... book follows a selection of people who experienced the 2011 Japan Tsunami"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 363.34 RIS

Summary: Travel journalist Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa present three episodes that highlight three distinct regions of Japan, focusing on the nation's food and food producers. From the ramen of the northern island of Hokkaido, to the sushi of Tokyo, to the Wagyu beef raised on the southern island of Kyushu, food is a window on the soul of Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.2 RUD

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Rinko has done everything right. She hustled her way through her 20s to make it as a screenwriter, renting her own office in a trendy Tokyo neighborhood. Everything should have gone according to plan. So at 33, she can't help but lament the fact that her career's plateaued, she's still painfully single, and she spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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Summary: Examines the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Looks at the lives of some of the refugees from the town of Futaba. Raises questions regarding the future of nuclear power in Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Tarshis, Lauren

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Summary: A massive earthquake and devastating tsunami hit Japan while Ben is visiting his late father's hometown, pulling Ben's family apart and leaving him stranded in a strange country during an epic disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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Dower, John W.

Summary: A profound look at American and Japanese perceptions - past and present - of key moments in their shared history. An incisive investigation of the problems of public history and its role in a modern democracy, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, as well as the broader discipline of history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5352 DOW

Summary: Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Broadcast System 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEP
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DEP

Figal, Gerald A.

Summary: "Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the "stuff" of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of the modern or, at best, seen as representative of traditional beliefs that are overcome and left behind in the transformation toward modernity. In Civilization and Monsters Gerald Figal asserts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 1999

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Ishida, Sui

Summary: Amid clashes between Ghouls and the Commission of Counter Ghoul investigators at Doctor Kano's underground facility, Kaneki finds himself locked in battle with Special Class Ghoul investigator Yukinori Shinohara. When the battle subsides, the CCG discovers shocking evidence that leads them closer to discovering the truth behind Kano's sinister plans. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2017

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Takahashi, Rumiko

Summary: Kagome is a high-school girl pulled back in time to Japan's ancient past, her destiny linked to a doglike half-demon named Inu-Yasha. Kagome and Inu-Yasha must work together to recover the shards of the powerful Shikon Jewel before they fall into the wrong hands. In this volume: Sango's brother Kohaku has been freed of Naraku's spell--or has he? With Kagome's life in danger, Inu-Yasha and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Comics 2004

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 INU

Kubo, Mitsurou

Summary: "Having seen Usami's lonely fate after the collapse of the ouendan, Kinichiro returns to the past again, more determined than ever. He flat-out tells Usami about his time traveling, and the two hatch their plan to change destiny. But when their newfound closeness is misunderstood, it sets off a gossip bomb that threatens to destroy everything. Has all of Kinichiro's time traveling been for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 AGA

Yoshinaga, Fumi

Summary: "There is a Japanese saying that goes, 'Hana yori dango, ' or 'dumplings over flowers.' And no one is more of an advocate of this adage than mangaka Y-naga, a woman whose life revolves around her intense work and equally intense sleep schedule. The only thing that can rouse her out of this infernal cycle of deadlines and being dead to the world? Food. As Y-naga and her friends visit restaurants...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 NOT

Takahashi, Rumiko

Summary: Kagome is a high-school girl pulled back in time to Japan's ancient past, her destiny linked to a doglike half-demon named Inu-Yasha. Kagome and Inu-Yasha must work together to recover the shards of the powerful Shikon Jewel before they fall into the wrong hands. In this volume: The aftermath of a vicious argument sees Kagome stomping back to the present day, and Inu-Yasha sulking in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz, LLC 2003

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 INU

Watsuki, Nobuhiro

Summary: Former assassin Hitokiri Battosai is now a rurouni wanderer known as Himure Kenshin who is pledged to only use his sword to protect the innocent, but Kenshin's oath is challenged when an assassin attempts to steal the Kamiya dojo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 RUR

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Summary: At what speed must I live in order to see you again? In this anime film, Takaki is a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. This film travels through three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. 5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, is reminiscent of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Watsuki, Nobuhiro

Summary: "During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name ... and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin, a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin's new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 RUR

Kubo, Mitsurou

Summary: "The ouendan's members have taken their performance to a new level in support of their baseball team, and now it's up to Suzuki, the team's feckless ace pitcher, to seal the deal. One problem: Suzuki may have a golden arm, but he doesn't have nerves to match. When he hears that his crush, Reo, was spotted kissing Kinichiro, the guy he owes his comeback to, he's terminally rattled. It'll be up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 AGA

Pellegrino, Charles R.

Summary: Drawing on the voices of atomic-bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5425 PEL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5425 PEL

Shouoto, Aya

Summary: On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she's never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role! Himari...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media, LLC 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 DEM

Summary: "A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GOO

Summary: The Harunos are a rather unconventional, but happy and loving family. Eight-year-old Sachiko is bothered by her own giant-sized double, who hangs around sitting on buildings staring at her. Her older brother, Hajime, privately wrestles with raging hormones and a love-struck crush on a pretty new classmate. Mom struggles to come out of retirement as an animator and Dad is a professional...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Pictures 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAS

Summary: Okinawa 1946, occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge, Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford), is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily Okinawan interpreter, Sakini (Marlon Brando), and a determined geisha girl, Lotus Blossom (Machiko Kyo), along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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Summary: This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director's first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. The adopted son of legendary kabuki actor Kikunosuke, who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STO

Jaffe, Eric.

Summary: "From an 'illuminating and entertaining' (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 952.04 OKAWA, SHUMEI JAF

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