BOOKS

Biography

Gotō Shinpei, Statesman of Vision
Gotō Shinpei, Statesman of Vision
Kitaoka Shinichi
Translated by Iain Arthy
The Meiji era (1868–1912) produced numerous geniuses in Japan and one who certainly earns his name...
If There Were No Japan
If There Were No Japan
Roger Pulvers
An award-winning writer and translator who has immersed himself in Japanese culture for half a...
Komura Jutaro and His Time
Komura Jutaro and His Time
Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito
After the Meiji Restoration, the Sino-Japanese War, and the Russo-Japanese War, Japan found itself...
The Legacy of Kano Jigoro
The Legacy of Kano Jigoro
Edited by The Committee for the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jigoro Kano
Translated by Tom Kain
The founder of judo, Kanō Jigorō, is a highly revered figure amongst those who pursue the sport....
Mutsu Munemitsu and His Time
Mutsu Munemitsu and His Time
Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito
Toward the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, Mutsu Munemitsu was ousted from his home Kishu-han as a...
Providence Was with Us
Providence Was with Us
Nakamura Tetsu
Translated by Carl Freire
Starting in 1984 and continuing until his untimely passing in 2019, Dr. Nakamura Tetsu carried out...
Reflections on Tsuda Umeko
Reflections on Tsuda Umeko
Ōba Minako
Translated by Tani Yū
Japan’s five-thousand yen banknote will have a new face as of 2024, and that face is Tsuda Umeko...
Shidehara Kijuro and His Time
Shidehara Kijuro and His Time
Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito
The Constitution of Japan is often described as a pacifist constitution for its Article 9...
Shigemitsu and Togo and Their Time
Shigemitsu and Togo and Their Time
Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito
The Kwangtung Army’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 was a clear demonstration of the military’s...
Sugihara Chiune
Sugihara Chiune
Shiraishi Masaaki
Translated by Gaynor Sekimori
Sugihara Chiune was a diplomat who saved more than several thousand lives from the Nazis and...
Yoshida Shigeru and His Time
Yoshida Shigeru and His Time
Okazaki Hisahiko
Translated by Noda Makito
Yoshida Shigeru is widely regarded as a pivotal figure in early postwar Japanese history―someone...