A Traveller's History of Japan

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Chastleton Travel, 2008 - Japan - 292 pages
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A Traveller's History of Japan not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. This clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai has achieved stupendous economic growth and dominance in this century.

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Tames ( Encounters with Japan , LJ 6/1/92, among others) has written an interesting and informative introduction to Japan. The first two-thirds of the book comprise a mad dash through Japanese history ... Read full review


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Richard Tames lectures on London's history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding, which trains the city's prestigious Blue Badge guides. He is the author of twenty books on London, where he lives.

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