Download E-books People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up PDF

By Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summertime of 2000, and disappeared ceaselessly. the next wintry weather, her dismembered is still have been came across buried in a beach cave.

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning international correspondent, lined Lucie's disappearance and the big look for her, the lengthy research, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the belief of her friends and family, received certain entry to the japanese detectives and Japan's convoluted criminal process, and delved deep into the brain of the fellow accused of the crime, Joji Obara, defined by way of the pass judgement on as "unprecedented and very evil."

The result's a ebook immediately exciting and revelatory, "In chilly Blood for our times" (Chris Cleave, writer of Incendiary and Little Bee).

The those that devour Darkness is one among Publishers Weekly's best 10 top Books of 2012

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Download E-books Japanese Portraits: Pictures of Different People (Tuttle Classics) PDF

By Donald Richie

The inner most collections of longtime Japan resident and professional on sleek jap tradition Donald Richie catch the personalities of convinced eastern people--some recognized, a few unknown--with perception and humor.

This impressive selection of person snap shots may be the 1st booklet in regards to the eastern to view them completely unhindered via many of the theories approximately them—people as advanced, as easy, as inscrutable, and as comprehensible as someone else.

In those fifty–four items there are either the famous—Mishima, Kawabata, Mifune, Kurosawa—and the unknown: the would–be geisha, the ex–boxer became gangster, the scheming bar madame and the outdated guy death by myself. here's the infamous Sada Abe, who mutilated her lifeless lover and whose tale was once filmed in Oshima's The Realm of the Senses

And this is Oshima himself, lifeless under the influence of alcohol and making ideal feel; here's the actress who performed Abe, exiled in Rome. the following too is the supply boy who kills himself for romance, the woman who enjoyed a Korean, and the actress, a public idol, who without notice and completely disappeared from view.

And there are dozens of others, people who have in universal, along with their eastern nationality, the truth that they knew the writer, and that —fortunatly for us—he knew them. This hugely own recollections shape probably the most unique and deeply felt books on Japan ever to seem.

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Download E-books Gekkou PDF

By Natsuki Mamiya

THIS isn't AN authentic TRANSLATION, it is a TRANSLATION performed via THE FANS

Gekkou, or "Moonlight", is set the atypical courting among a cynical boy and an ideal girl.

Said cynical boy is Nonomiya who spends day in time out in boredom, taking safe haven from his boring existence in his mind's eye. One fateful day, he occurs upon the computing device of the much-rumored attractiveness Youko Tsukimori, missed at the flooring. Poking out from it's a scrap of paper with the unforeseen name "Murder Recipe". His curiosity ignited, he instantly stuffs it into his pocket, in basic terms to determine the promising recipe comprises not anything yet eventualities which could or won't bring about lethal injuries, now not even useful of being known as a plan.

When he tentatively asks her approximately it tomorrow, she hasn't misplaced whatever. yet then her father dies. An accident...

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Download E-books Mechademia 3: Limits of the Human PDF

Dramatic advances in genetics, cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology have given upward push to either hopes and fears approximately how expertise could remodel humanity. because the threat of a posthuman destiny turns into more and more most likely, debates approximately the right way to interpret or form this destiny abound. In Japan, anime and manga artists have for many years been imagining the contours of posthumanity, developing staggering and occasionally worrying artworks that envision numerous human/nonhuman hybrids: biological/mechanical, human/animal, and human/monster. Anime and manga supply a constellation of posthuman prototypes whose hybrid natures require a shift in our belief of what it capability to be human.

Limits of the Human—the 3rd quantity within the Mechademia series—maps the terrain of posthumanity utilizing manga and anime as courses and signposts to appreciate the way to take into consideration humanity’s new possibilities and bounds. via quite a lot of texts—the folklore-inspired monsters that populate Mizuki Shigeru’s manga; Japan’s Gothic Lolita tradition; Tezuka Osamu’s unique cyborg hero, Atom, and his manga model of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (along with Ôtomo Katsuhiro’s 2001 anime movie adaptation); the robotic anime, Gundam; and the concept of the uncanny in Ghost within the Shell 2: Innocence, between others—the essays during this quantity reject basic human/nonhuman dichotomies and as a substitute motivate a provocative rethinking of the definitions of humanity alongside totally unforeseen frontiers.

participants: William L. Benzon, Lawrence poultry, Christopher Bolton, Steven T. Brown, Joshua Paul Dale, Michael Dylan Foster, Crispin Freeman, Marc Hairston, Paul Jackson, Thomas LaMarre, Antonia Levi, Margherita lengthy, Laura Miller, Hajime Nakatani, Susan Napier, Natsume Fusanosuke, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Ôtsuka Eiji, Adèle-Elise Prévost and MUSEbasement; Teri Silvio, Takayuki Tatsumi, Mark C. Taylor, Theresa Winge, Cary Wolfe, Wendy Siuyi Wong, and Yomota Inuhiko.

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Download E-books The Clan Records: Five Stories of Korea PDF

By Toshiyuki Kajiyama

Even if little recognized within the West, Kajiyama Toshiyuki was once one in all Japan's so much prolific and renowned writers. Celebrated for his crisp, fast moving kind and incisive research, Kajiyama's reputation can be attributed to his finely tuned experience of what many jap felt yet couldn't articulate: the sensation of irreplaceable loss that lay underneath post-World battle II Japan's hugely winning monetary restoration. The son of a civil engineer, Kajiyama was once born in Seoul in 1930 and remained there till his relatives was once repatriated to Japan on the finish of the battle. The extended family files: 5 tales of Korea not just deals a sampling of Kajiyama's paintings in English for the 1st time but in addition represents the 1st English translations from the japanese that care for Korea lower than Japan's harsh army rule, which lasted from 1910 to 1945. Kajiyama meant those stories to be one of many elements of his "life-work," a trilogy that remained unfinished on the time of his dying in 1975. Kajiyama had defined a travel de strength that used to be to have eager about 3 interlocking landscapes - Korea, where of his beginning and adolescence; Hawai'i, his mother's birthplace and the surroundings for the japanese immigration adventure; and Hiroshima, his father's birthplace and the positioning of the atomic bombing. The extended family documents comprises 5 of Kajiyama's Korea stories, between them the identify tale "Richo zan'ei," winner of the celebrated Naoki Prize and the foundation of a hugely acclaimed motion picture made in Korea in 1967. Laced with neighborhood expression and exact descriptions of Korean tradition, Kajiyama's narratives infuse his Korean protagonists with dignity and braveness. They depict delicate matters in an strangely refined and emphatic demeanour with no being too patronizing. In those tales, too, Kajiyama kept away from the temptation to melt the usually brutal effects of the inhumanity of the japanese career.

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Download E-books The Tale Of Genji PDF

By Yoshitaka Amano, Rachel Nacht

Yoshitaka Amano has been praised around the globe for his lush watercolors and evocative paintings facing fable and legend. within the story of Genji Mr. Amano brings his substantial expertise to retelling some of the most well-known of eastern myths: written by means of Murasaki Shikibu almost immediately after a thousand advert and regarded via such a lot students to be the 1st novel ever written, the story of Genji is the tale of the romantic adventures of Genji, the amazingly good-looking prince and his many romantic conquests. informed via lovely work, Mr. Amano brings this vintage tale to lifestyles for a brand new iteration.

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Download E-books The Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu PDF

By A L Sadler

Tokugawa Ieyasu based a dynasty of rulers, prepared a procedure of presidency and set in educate the re-orientation of the faith of Japan in order that he may take the prime position in it. Calm, able and fully fearless, Ieyasu intentionally introduced the competition to a head and beaten in a decisive conflict, and then he made himself Shogun, regardless of no longer being from the Minamoto extended family. He equipped the japanese criminal and academic structures and inspired exchange with Europe (playing off the Protestant powers of Holland and England opposed to Catholic Spain and Portugal). This booklet is still one of many few volumes on Tokugawa Ieyasu which pulls on extra fabric from jap assets than quotations from the eu files from his period and is for that reason even more exact and thorough in its exam of the existence and legacy of 1 of the best Shoguns.

 

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Download E-books The Little Book of Japan PDF

By Charlotte Anderson

This compact trip pictorial and Japan go back and forth consultant is choked with cultural and historic details in addition to captivating photographs.

Japan is a rustic shrouded in secret, even now within the twenty first century. The myriad elements that, whilst prepare, compose the complete of this kingdom are very unlikely to totally trap. yet in The Little ebook of Japan, the dynamic photographer-writer group of Gorazd Vilhar and Charlotte Anderson do an admirable task of constructing a party in phrases and pictures that encapsulates what makes this state so extraordinary.

Small and simply transportable, The Little publication of Japan is geared up in a chain of forty four essays with images contained inside of 4 chapters: Cultural Icons, Traditions, areas and religious lifestyles. below those 4 overarching beliefs, Vilhar and Anderson discover quite a lot of subject matters from jap cultural icons and traditions to Japan's non secular lifestyles to its specified towns and villages.

Broad adequate to meet an individual with an curiosity within the tradition, artwork, and ideology of this distinctive island kingdom, but complete sufficient for the real Japanophile, The Little booklet of Japan is a beautiful number of pictures and considerate essays. With every little thing from Cherry Blossoms to Sushi, Calligraphy to Kimonos, previous Tokyo to Hiroshima, to intimate info of Buddhism and Pilgrimages, this booklet is a gorgeous and relaxing technique to examine extra concerning the interesting island country of Japan.

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Download E-books The Flower Mat (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) PDF

First released as Hanamushiro in 1948, the environment for The Flower Mat is eighteenth-century Japan, a time whilst familes have been certain jointly by way of a inflexible code of honor and person lives have been of necessity valued a ways under the pursuits of the group.

It tells of a tender bride, Ichi, born into this sort of culture, groomed within the virtues of perfect womanhood, and at last tempered by way of tragedy. Her lifestyles and destiny are certain up inexorably with the fortunes of her in-laws, high-ranking officers. She quickly turns into conscious that anything is dreadfully improper, that anything is threatening her domestic and her peaceable lifestyle. Uneasy and anxious, she attempts to place clues jointly, yet her questions pass unanswered. Political intrigue and unexpected tragedy strength her right into a new and surprising world.

We stick with Ichi as she grows from passive observer—a spouse suppressing her personal passions—to lively agent—a lady who will danger whatever for justice. suffering for fact and justice, Ichi unearths her basically guns are her personal energy and the beautiful mats, embellished with smooth plants, that she designs.

Readers in every single place will locate this an excellent account of non-public improvement and accountability within the lifetime of one jap woman.

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