Home Truths: Gender, Domestic Objects and Everyday Life by Sarah Pink

By Sarah Pink

Houses are outlined by way of smells, sounds, textures and gadgets, all of which replicate how humans dwell their daily lives. From spray-painting the wall to enjoyable within the tub, the goods we use communicate volumes approximately who we're. Home Truths explores fabric and sensory areas of the house to discover how gender roles are played. Sarah crimson indicates how daily goods starting from perfumes to cleaning soap powder imprint and toughen day-by-day reviews and identification. How has the house been laid low with the truth that extra ladies now paintings and extra males spend time engaged in household projects? How do extra conventional family-centered houses evaluate with these belonging to varied family members varieties and other people residing by myself? What does a learn of family gender let us know approximately how swap happens? Answering those questions and lots of extra, Home Truths indicates how daily actions will be deeply revealing of gender roles within the 21st century.

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Japan: Your Guide to Japan's Best Sights for Every Budget by Rob Goss

By Rob Goss

WINNER OF THE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN go back and forth reporters organization GOLD AWARD within the shuttle BOOK/GUIDE CATEGORY

This is the e-book that offers you the easiest of the easiest! All attractions in Japan Tuttle shuttle Pack were hand-picked through pro commute author Rob Goss—who has been residing in Japan for over a decade, vacationing and writing approximately each nook of this attention-grabbing state. For this advisor we requested Rob to simply provide us some of the best spots—places he is going again to repeatedly, and the place he sends all his friends.
This guidebook is light-weight, easy-to-use and packed with information—including maps, images and pointers on benefiting from your remain. From the lavish grandeur of a Shogun's memorial shrine to a volcanic sizzling spring bathtub and Ryokan to Japan's many UNESCO global history websites just like the rock backyard at Kyoto's Ryoan-ji Temple—this pocket consultant actually bargains whatever for everybody. the variety of urged tours is phenomenal, from mountain climbing up iconic Mt. Fuji to buying in Tokyo's recognized Omotesando style district and hitting the slopes at Niseko, domestic of the world's most sensible champagne powder. The exact folded map on the again is a big extra bonus!

Author Bio
Rob Goss first went to Japan in 1999 to educate English for a 12 months, yet he ended up staying. he's now a full-time author of Japan-related positive aspects and commute items for magazines starting from Time and nationwide Geographic visitor to publishers from Fodors and tough publications to Tuttle Publishing. He lives in Tokyo along with his spouse and baby and travels often round Japan.

Originally released 2013
E-published 2014

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Herding Monkeys to Paradise: How Macaque Troops Are Managed by John Knight Sir

By John Knight Sir

This ebook is a examine of using monkeys as a vacationer appeal in Japan. Monkey parks are renowned customer points of interest that exhibit free-ranging troops of jap macaques to the paying public. The parks paintings through manipulating the routine of the monkey troop during the common provision of nutrition handouts at a hard and fast web site the place the monkeys could be simply seen. the program of administration ends up in quite a few difficulties, together with proliferating monkey numbers, park-edge crop-raiding, and the sedentarization of the troop. as well as falling customer numbers, those difficulties have resulted in the closure or fencing in of many parks, calling into query the way forward for the monkey park as an establishment.

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Fodor's Japan (20th Edition) by Fodor's

By Fodor's

Over 1000000 americans trip to Japan every year to event this land of beautiful good looks. In beautiful complete colour, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's everlasting attracts, from historical temples and gardens and the planned velocity of the tea rite, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

NEW THIS version: the twentieth version of Fodor's Japan is jam-packed with much more Tokyo and Kyoto inns and eating places, reflecting the expanding approval for those locations. U.S. trip to Japan is expanding, and up to date fluctuations within the yen have made it extra of a reasonable vacation spot than ever. This re-creation boasts extended eastern characters and transliterations throughout our listings for motels, eating places, points of interest and extra, making the advisor indispensible for solo exploring.

ILLUSTRATED positive aspects: This variation good points brand-new best purposes to move, illustrated with attractive images, in addition to a photograph characteristic on Japan this present day, that includes every little thing which are making the japanese tick in 2014. most sensible sights and best studies support tourists pinpoint the simplest of Japan and encourage their plans. Magazine-style gains hide themes reminiscent of the intricacies of jap delicacies, conventional eastern crafts and Mount Fuji.

crucial TRIP-PLANNING instruments: Fodor's Japan incorporates a fantastically illustrated 37-page eastern Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on every little thing from etiquette to the tea rite to the japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving information support tourists get the main from their yen. 8 pages of itineraries map out diversified and interesting methods for viewers to adventure this highly diversified nation, whereas each one person bankruptcy has its personal planner part with all you want to learn about nearby transportation and accommodation.

DISCERNING concepts: Fodor's Japan bargains savvy recommendation and suggestions from neighborhood writers to aid tourists utilize their stopover at. Fodor's selection designates our greatest choices, from lodges to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" prices from fellow tourists supply important insights.

approximately FODOR'S AUTHORS: every one Fodor's trip advisor is researched and written by means of neighborhood specialists.

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Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on by Ross Coen

By Ross Coen

Near the tip of worldwide warfare II, in an try and assault the U.S. mainland, Japan introduced its fu-go crusade, deploying millions of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to keep on with the westerly winds of the higher surroundings and waft to the west coast of North the United States. After achieving the mainland, those fu-go, the japanese was hoping, could terrorize americans and ignite devastating woodland fires around the western states, eventually inflicting the us to divert wartime assets to accommodate the family predicament. whereas the fu-go offensive proved to be a whole tactical failure, six american citizens misplaced their lives whilst a came across balloon exploded.

Ross Coen offers a desirable check out the imprecise heritage of the fu-go crusade, from the japanese schoolgirls who synthetic the balloons by means of hand to the generals within the U.S. warfare division who constructed safeguard approaches. The booklet delves into panic, propaganda, and media censorship in wartime. Fu-go is a compelling tale of a little-known episode in our nationwide historical past that spread out nearly unseen.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

Japan's such a lot extremely popular novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of foreign fiction writers with this heroically inventive novel, that's right now a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of global struggle II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat.  Soon he unearths himself searching for his spouse besides in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo.  As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful staff of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic flesh presser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older struggle veteran who has been completely replaced through the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and threat, The Wind-Up chook Chronicle is a journey de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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Sushi: Food for the Eye, the Body and the Soul by Ole G. Mouritsen

By Ole G. Mouritsen

Sick summarize what it says less than into one sentence. This booklet has alot of knowledge and images of sushi.


"It is obvious that severe learn, in addition to a lot mind's eye, went into each web page. It has turn into my new ‘go-to’ bible while i would like a shot of inspiration."

Ken Oringer, the world over popular and award-winning chef
Clio eating place, Uni Sashimi Bar, Boston

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In fresh many years, sushi has long gone from being a slightly unique dish, eaten by way of really few outdoor of Japan, to a typical meal for plenty of internationally. it really is quick amassing the eye of cooks and nutritionists in all places. It has even made its means into a variety of domestic kitchens the place humans have patiently honed the really expert craft required to organize it. Few were extra attuned to this impressive transition than Ole G. Mouritsen, an esteemed Danish scientist and novice chef who has had a lifelong fascination with sushi’s imperative position in eastern culinary tradition.

Sushi for the attention, the physique, and the soul is a distinct melange of a booklet. In it, Mouritsen discusses the cultural heritage of sushi then makes use of his medical prowess to deconstruct and clarify the complicated chemistry of its many refined and sharp flavor sensations. He additionally deals insights from years of honing his personal craft as a sushi chef, detailing tips to select and get ready uncooked elements, find out how to make a decision which instruments and strategies to exploit, and the way to rearrange and current numerous dishes.

Sushi is impossible to resist for either its simplicity and the hypnotic performance-art elements that cross into its guidance. With transparent prose and easy directions, Mouritsen appears at each side of sushi in a e-book that's as obtainable because it is informative, as priceless because it is fun.

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The Changing Face of Japanese Management (Working in Asia) by Keith Jackson

By Keith Jackson

For lots of western managers the technique taken by means of profitable eastern enterprises and their managers has tended to motivate awe, envy and incomprehension in equivalent degree. yet what's so unique approximately 'Japanese' administration? and the way 'special' is the reaction of jap managers to international enterprise pressures ? This textbook addresses those questions. It offers case examples generated from interviews with jap managers in Japan, Europe and america, contextualising their reviews through connection with contemporary study within the fields of overseas and intercultural administration. The publication explains how and why person managers variously understand threats or possibilities within the enterprise and occupation environments at the moment evolving either inside and out Japan. It combines shiny photographs of the predicted and the outstanding, the normal with the hot and unfamiliar.The altering Face of jap administration bargains administration scholars with little earlier wisdom of jap company and society, severe insights into what's occurring inside of eastern administration this present day. It additionally deals transparent and instantly transferable insights to administration practitioners who're getting ready to paintings or negotiate with eastern enterprise companions.

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The Fable of the Keiretsu: Urban Legends of the Japanese by Yoshiro Miwa, J. Mark Ramseyer

By Yoshiro Miwa, J. Mark Ramseyer

For Western economists and newshounds, the main specific part of the post-war jap company global has been the keiretsu, or the insular company alliances between robust organisations. inside keiretsu teams, argue those observers, companies preferentially alternate, lend funds, take and obtain technical and fiscal suggestions, and cement their ties via cross-shareholding agreements. within the fantasy of the Keiretsu, Yoshiro Miwa and J. Mark Ramseyer display that every one this speak is absolutely simply city legend.In their insightful research, the authors convey that the very notion of the keiretsu was once created and propagated by way of Marxist students in post-war Japan. Western students in simple terms repatriated the legend to teach the culturally contingent nature of recent monetary research. Laying waste to the concept of keiretsu, the authors debunk a number of comparable “facts” in addition: that eastern organisations preserve distinct preparations with a “main bank,” that organisations are systematically poorly controlled, and that the japanese executive guided post-war development. In demolishing those long-held assumptions, they provide one of many few trustworthy chronicles of the realities of eastern enterprise. (20060313)

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Advances in Visual Information Management: Visual Database by Masao Sakauchi (auth.), Hiroshi Arisawa, Tiziana Catarci

By Masao Sakauchi (auth.), Hiroshi Arisawa, Tiziana Catarci (eds.)

Video segmentation is the main basic strategy for acceptable index­ ing and retrieval of video durations. as a rule, video streams are composed 1 of photographs delimited through actual shot barriers. monstrous paintings has been performed on the best way to observe such shot barriers instantly (Arman et aI. , 1993) (Zhang et aI. , 1993) (Zhang et aI. , 1995) (Kobla et aI. , 1997). throughout the inte­ gration of applied sciences reminiscent of photograph processing, speech/character acceptance and usual language knowing, keyword phrases might be extracted and linked to those photographs for indexing (Wactlar et aI. , 1996). A unmarried shot, although, infrequently incorporates sufficient quantity of knowledge to be significant on its own. Usu­ best friend, it's a semantically significant period that almost all clients have an interest in re­ trieving. quite often, such significant durations span numerous consecutive pictures. There infrequently exists any effective and trustworthy method, both automated or guide, to spot all semantically significant periods inside a video flow. Works through (Smith and Davenport, 1992) (Oomoto and Tanaka, 1993) (Weiss et aI. , 1995) (Hjelsvold et aI. , 1996) recommend manually defining all such inter­ vals within the database prematurely. in spite of the fact that, even an hour lengthy video can have an indefinite variety of significant durations. additionally, video info is multi­ interpretative. for this reason, given a question, what's a significant period to an annotator is probably not significant to the person who concerns the question. In perform, handbook indexing of significant periods is labour in depth and inadequate.

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