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CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: A Review of Far Eastern Affairs.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN. Tokyo 1958, F.A.A.J. Blue stiff wrappers, very clean, solid, April, no. 2, vol. xxv, pp. 173-314, paper a bit 'toned' as usual, color & b.w. illustrations, ca. 17 x 24 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION This is an important World War II group of "official policy" declarations by the Japanese government. Much can be also stated to be "propaganda" for the benefit of the Japanese military and their war on America, Britain, China, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. Also contains many documents expounding the official Japanese text of various agreements, complaints and other official comments, often by famous Japanese politicians and later to be convicted "War Criminals," some of who were hanged by the tribunal after the war ! . Being entirely in English, the Japanese surely directed their comments to the enemy English-speaking world for the most effect. It was a huge "propaganda" effort to translate each month's political position papers, documents and other artistic essays, one is at a loss to understand the Japanese concept of engaging in a war with America and Britain, while still providing artistic, articles on Japanese art, culture and other non-war related essays in English. . During 1942 was a "watershed" and historic group of actions that reflected the temporary strength of the Japanese, the fall of Singapore, sinking of famous British war ships, the evacuation of America's west coast Japanese and other actions by the Japanese military in China. A year full of important war history and facts. *** THIS ITEM COVERS JULY-DECEMBER 1942, the height of Japanese success during the China, Pacific and South-Pacific War. . Articles: July 1942: MARCH OF EVENTS . MODERN LAW OF NATIONS by Thomas Baty. . THEIR LATEST DIPLOMATIC BURLESQUE by Katsuji Inahara. . OUR POPULAR SOLDIER-STATESMAN ABE by Rikuro Takaghi. . THE "DEMOCRACIES" GO WEST BY Rihachiro Banzai. . PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S "FREEDOM" WAR. . MODERN ARCHITECTURE OF JAPAN by Hideto Kishida. . THE EVOLUTION OF JAPANESE DESIGNS by Tamezo Ohsumi. . THE HISTORIC FALL OF SINGAPORE by Naosada Takabatake. . Documentary Material, Loan of 200 million yen to Thailand. *** August MARCH OF EVENTS . JAPAN'S WAR ON BRITISH SHIPPING by Masakazu Sumita. . CHOU EN-LAI AND YEN-AN'S ATTITUDE by Kenichi Hatano. . GERMAN-SOVIET WAR by Yahei Ohba. . OUR GENTLEMAN-GENERAL COUNT TERAUCHI by Kanichi Yamaura. . REORGANIZATION OF JAPAN'S AGRICULTURE 1: by Takeo Ono . SOME ASPECTS OF JAPANESE FEUDALISM by F. Jouon Des Longrais. . THE CHINESE WAY OF LIFE by Tsuneo Yonayama. . TORII AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE by Gaijiro Fujishima. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: Code of Economic Morality. Significance of the China Affair. Italian immigrants in Brazil. . BOOK REVIEWS . CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS. . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL: Japan-Indo-China Agreement July 18, 1942. 100 Million Yen Loan to Nanking, July 28, 1942. *** September: MARCH OF EVENTS . THE AXIS PROJECT OF WORLD ORDER by Shigetomo Sayegusa. . THE PROSPECT OF SECOND FRONT by Yoshitaro Kusuyama. . INDIA SEEKS ITS FREEDOM by Katsuji Inahara. . COLLAPSE OF CHUNKING'S CURRENCY by Shigheo Imura. . SNAPSHOT OF JAPANESE MUSIC by Keizo Horiuchi. . AUSTRALIA AND GREATER EAST ASIA by K. Takashi Itoh. . REORGANIZATION OF JAPAN'S AGRICULTURE by Takeo Ono. . ISSUE OF SOUTH AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE by Hideo Miyashita. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: Japanese culture and national virility. Features of East Asiatic economy. Whither Argentina & Mexico. . BOOK REVIEWS. . CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS. . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL: Special Ambassadors to Nanking, Aug. 28, 1942. *** October: . MARCH OF EVENTS . JOHN DOUGH'S DESIGN ON AFRICA by Tohmin Suzuki. . CLASSICAL BUNRAKU DOLL PLAY by Shutaro Miyake. . OFFICIAL FORMULA AND SCHOOL REFORM by Yasushi Sekiguchi. . THE ROLE OF NEWSREELS IN WAR [The Bombing of Pearl Harbor; Sinking of the Prince of Wales & the Repulse off Kuantan in Malaya; Mechanical corps speeding toward Johore Bharu; with Japanese b.w. photos !!] by Tatsuo Hoshino. Showing Japan's sense of "pride" in taking British and American assets and loss. . OUR LANGUAGE AND GREATER EAST ASIA by Takeshi Yaghi. , TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE OF THE SOUTH by Soshu Watanabe. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: New order in Japanese officialdom. Reform of the Japanese language. Press control & reform. . BOOK REVIEWS. . CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS. . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL: American ill-treatment of Japanese evacuees, Sept. 11, 2-1942 [California evacuation of Japanese]. Press interview by Foreign Minister Masayuki Tani Sept. 17, 1942. Brazilian maltreatment of Japanese statement by T. Hori, Sept. 26, 1942. Premier Toho's speech on the Tripartite Alliance, Sept. 27, 1942. British mistreatment of Japanese statement by T. Hori, Oct. 5, 1942. *** November: . MARCH OF EVENTS . WAR IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC by Chu Saito. . CULTURAL TRAITS OF EAST AND WEST by Ina Metaxa. . OUR GREATER EAST ASIA MINISTER AOKI by Tatsuichi Hachiyama. . HIROSHIGE'S LANDSCAPE PRINTS by Seiichiro Takahashi, with many color examples. . MANCHOUKUO IN CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE by Bunroku Yoshioka. . BUDDHIST FRESCOES OF THE HOHRYUJI by Momoo Kitagawa, with many color photos. . CHIANG'S NORTHWESTERN GUN ROAD [Chiang Kai-shek/Jiang Jieshi] by Goro Oguchi, large folding map . NEW SOUTHERN PAINTINGS OF JAPAN by Takachiyo Uyemura, pictures of paintings and drawings of peoples & places in Southeast Asia. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: Economic aspect of the Greater East Asia ministry. Occident and Japanese fine art. The decline of English literature. . BOOK REVIEWS. . CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS. . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL: Crews of American airplanes punished Oct. 19, 1942. Cultural agreement between Japan & Thailand, Oct. 28, 1942. Protests to the United States & Canada concerning treatment of prisoners of war Nov. 6, 1942. *** December: . MARCH OF EVENTS . ONE YEAR OF THE PACIFIC WAR by Yusai Takahashi. . LIMIT OF SOVIET "DEMOCRATIC" UNITY by Shozo Mori. . THE OFF-SEASON ELECTION IN AMERICA by Katsuji Inahara. . WAR SITUATION IN NORTH AFRICA by Tohmin Suzuki. . GREATER EAST ASIA INTER-NATIONAL LAW by Masatoshi Matsushita. . READJUSTMENT OF SMALLER CONCERNS by Tanzan Ishibashi. . JAPANESE-THAI CULTURAL ACCORD by Takeshi Yanaghisawa. . CHARACTERISTICS OF JAPANESE WOMEN by Toshiko Ifukube. . OUR SOUTHERN RECONSTRUCTION POLICY by Chihiro Tsutsui . BOOK REVIEWS. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: Japan's objective in historical light. Revisions in the conscription system. Our modern women. . CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS. . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL: Protest of the Japanese government to the British and Indian governments in regard to maltreatment of Japanese interned at New Delhi, Nov. 11, 1942. Second anniversary of the conclusion of the Sino-Japanese basic treaty, Nov. 30, 1942, Premier Tohjo's address. *** CONDITION: The title pages are bound in, complete 6 months issues bound on one volume. Clean ex-library "Army library" copy stamps on signatures, blind-stamped covers, and a few here and there, else clean, no other marks, spine very clean. *** FOR CONTENTS OF OTHER ITEMS PLEASE INQURE FOR A LIST. *** January-June 1944: Vol.13: This is another group of 6 issues during World War II. With highlights of articles about the war, America, Britain, Russia, China and related. . This is a brief list, if you need the full list please inquire. . [Brief] CONTENTS: WORLD ANGLE IN JOINT DECLARATION, EVENTFUL YEAR 1943. WAR IN SOUTHERN PACIFIC. WAR STRUCTURE OF AMERICA. WARTIME MASS PRODUCTION. CHURCH REVIVAL IN MOSCOW. WAR AND JAPANESE WOMEN. MOSCOW'S DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE. WARTIME ROLE OF MANCHOUKUO. PACIFIC CHARTER. BRITAIN VIEWS HER FUTURE. WAR BUDGET AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES. FILIPINO AMBASSADOR VARGAS. ADMINISTRATION COMMAND CO-ORDINATION. NEW CHINA MARCHES ON. GLIMPSE OF WARTIME GINZA. ANGLO-AMERICAN APPETITE AND JAPAN. WAR IN THE PACIFIC. WHAT WASHINGTON WANTS? LATIN AMERICA AND ROOSEVELTIAN LEGALISM. TREND OF CURRENCY INFLATION. PROBLEMS OF WARRING AMERICA. . To the above add as usual: BOOK REVIEWS. . JAPAN'S PERIODICALS EXTRACTS: . DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL . *** 1958: No. 2, April, vol. 25: Articles: Free Indonesia, S.E. Asia & Japanese Economic Diplomacy, Prospects for trade with China, Japan in Manchuria, Shinto influence on Japanese life, Hiroshige a landscape artist &c. . * .
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TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES.

HEARN, Lafcadio. New York 1890, Harper. Green decroated cloth, gold stamped spine titles, 3.5 cn,small split to front cover lower hinge, else solid,431p., b.w.frontis., 44 b.w. plates, 12 x 19 cm., contents clean. * FIRST LIMITED EDITION 2000 COPIES * . *** **** *** . . WITH FOURTEEN HEARN ESSAYS ON MARTINIQUE . . . THE LESSER ANTILLES & WEST INDIES . . . A RECORD OF HEARN'S TWO YEAR SOJOURN IN . . . "TROPICAL PARADISE" . * With fourteen essays on the subject of Martinique Sketches, and another essay: "Midsummer Trip to the Tropics." . Each essay addresses a different aspect of his observations while travelling in the Lesser Antilles during the summer of 1887. The bewitching theme prevailed and the summer visit was extended to two years. . Superb Hearn essays, with an appendix: SOME CREOLE MELODIES, including musical score & lyrics. . *** GENERAL CONDITION: . The FIRST EDITION is bound in the publisher's original color-decorated cloth on the front cover and spine, with gold-stamped titles [some of the gilt is faint, worn as usual]. All edges trimmed. The contents are exceptionally clean, solid and unmarked. Each volume is solid in the binding. There is some of the usual, normal head & spine tail wear commensurate with being over 130 years old. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** SPECIFIC COPY DETAILS: Copies vary, please carefully read each copies description, condition and unique details prior to ordering. . * Copy 6 is an odd-single volume III from the 16 volume set: THE WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, First Limited Hand-Numbered Edition of 750 only copies. . The contents are very clean, the covers are a bit warped, the vellum is a bit stained on the front & back covers near the spine. all edges untrimmed. Limitation statement on verso of the title page, which is printed in red & black ink. . Sold "AS IS" NOT refundable, by ordering you agree to these terms. . *** REFERENCE: . PERKINS p.18 . * .
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COL. C.L. CHENNAULT AND FLYING TIGERS. CHENADO HE FEI HU DUI[Covers The Activiti

[MA, Yufu]. [Beijing 2003], China Intercontinental. Red stiff wrappers, very clean, solid, 23 x 29.5 cm., 149p, Chinese and English text, profuse color & b. w. photos, clean, bright and solid copy. * * FIRST EDITION * * . *** **** *** . . . THIS WORK FOLLOWS THE ORIGINS OF THE "A.V.G." IN . . . BURMA, KUNMING, GUILIN, LIUZHOU, CHENGDU, . . . AGAINST THE JAPANESE MILITARY & AIR FORCE . *** . The history of American involvement in the war against Japanese in Burma & China, 1942-1945. . Chapters: "A.V.G." "AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP" IN BURMA & CHINA The founding of the "A.V.G." by Major General Claire L. Chennault. . THE DISBANDMENT OF THE "A.V.G." JULY 4, 1942, THE FOUNDING OF THE 23RD FIGHTER GROUP OF THE 10TH. U.S.A.A.F. [U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE]. . THE 14TH U.S.A.A.F. [U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE] . * This book is profusely illustrated with original period photographs, showing Chennault, "A.V.G." ["AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP"]. "FLYING TIGERS," FOURTEENTH AIR FORCE pilots, crew and administration members, Chinese air fields, bases, aircraft, maps, Chinese airmen and many other stunning photos. . An excellent primary reference to the activities, places & people! . *** Below the title page states: "MASTER MINDED BY THE STATE COUNCIL INFORMATION OFFICE OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA." .' On the first fly leaf is: "Dedicated to American Friends Who Fought Heroically in China Battlefield of World's Anti-Fascist War." . This book is Limited to 5000 only copies, printed in a First & Only Edition, per the colophon on the last page. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: A very good, clean & solid example minimal signs of use, contents pristine. . * .
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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. By Elizabeth Bisland.

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. By Elizabeth Bisland.

[HEARN, Lafcadio]. Boston 1923, Houghton. Half green cloth over green boards, 3 vol. set, top gilt, very bright, clean & solid, 13 x 21 cm., part of the 16 vol. set: THE WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, the contents are pristine, 376+398+464 pages, a complete title. . *** *** *** . . . THE FIRST TRADE EDITION . . *** The FIRST TRADE EDITION is bound in green cloth with top edges gilt, complete in 2 volumes. . * This is one of Hearn's desirable titles. It a superb biography by his very close friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth Bisland. . Hearn has referred to Ms. Bisland as his "...literary... brother" see the quote in volume 1, p.389. . Please see our other listings for a manuscript letter from Hearn to Bisland whom he corresponded with often. Because Bisland carried on an extensive correspondence with Hearn, her ability to write a true & proper biography was a foregone conclusion. . *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This set is illustrated with 16 photos and gravures, with frontispieces of Hearn. . * By and large the best and most reliable of all Hearn biographies due to Bisland's close personal friendship and keen knowledge of Hearn, something most other biographers cannot say. . *** NOTE: . FOR THE FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES WITH HEARN'S MANUSCRIPT, please see our book number 842222, posted to our website: . Please inquire at our website, we have a large number of other items by and about Hearn in stock. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** INDIVIDUAL COPY NOTES: . Copy 4 is a 3 volume set from the larger THE WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN 16 volume set, of 1923, to benefit Koizumi Kazuo [Hearn's first son]. Bound with green cloth spines, gold lettering, over green boards, all edges untrimmed as issued. The set is exceptionally clean, firm & solid, with contents likewise. . *** REFERENCES: . BAL 7944 * Perkins, P.D.: LAFCADIO HEARN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS, pp.54-55 for comprehensive bibliographic details. * STANOFF, Jerrold G.: LAFCADIO HEARN: A Supplement to Perkins [1882-1931]: And a Checklist of His Writings. . * .
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BA YI YUN DONG DA HUI-JIANG: BAYI MOVEMENT PRIZE MEDAL Xibei Qingnian Jiuguo Hui

BA YI YUN DONG DA HUI-JIANG: BAYI MOVEMENT PRIZE MEDAL Xibei Qingnian Jiuguo Hui

BA YI YUN DONG DA HUI. [BAYI MOVEMENT] N.p. 1938, Xi Bei Qing Nian Jiu Guo Hui Zeng. A copper medal with yellow & red enamel, in 15 Hanzi Chinese characters, an excellent & obscure example, 3.3 x 4.4 cm., a bit of usual minor scuffs, otherwise nice item. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION . *** **** *** . . AN ENAMELED COPPER MEDAL IN RED & YELLOW . . COMMEMORATING THE ANTI-JAPANESE WAR IN CHINA, 1938 . . A PRIZE MEDAL GIVEN AT THE . . NORTHWEST YOUTH SALVATION CONGRESS . . A SPORTING EVENT ISSUED BY THE "BAYI MOVEMENT" . * This rare example was issued to a sporting event winner, held in "Xibei" [Northwest China] in 1938. . This is an oval MEDAL, with a red star at the top and the six Hanzi at the top: "Ba yi yun dong da hui." . Also at the bottom: "Xibei qing nian jiuguo huì zeng" ["A Gift from the Northwest Youth Salvation Congress."] . The background is yellow enamel with horizontal text under the star, below which is a large Hanzi character reading "JIANG" [PRIZE"]. . The back side has a "1938" date. . *** This medal was issued as a prize for winning athletes, all who gathered to participate in the Anti-Japanese World War effort, just after the brutal Japanese bombing of Shanghai and then Nanjing. The "Congress" was a direct Anti-Japanese War demonstration. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: This example is in very good original condition, with a few small scuffs to the background yellow enamel as usual for an item well over 82 years old. We assume there may have been some sort of a ribbon-pin issued with this, which is not present. . *** .
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LIFE AND LITERATURE. Compiled With Notes By Ryuji Tanabe.

LIFE AND LITERATURE. Compiled With Notes By Ryuji Tanabe.

HEARN, Lafcadio. [Tokyo] 1941, Hokuseido. Green cloth, paper label on front cover, a bit of spine wear on back side and head/tail, else contents clean & solid,revised edition, 251p., 12.5 x 19 cm. . *** **** *** . . COMPILED WITH NOTES BY HEARN'S STAR JAPANESE PUPIL . . . TANABE RYUJI, PROFESSOR IN THE PEERS' SCHOOL, TOKYO . * Contains Hearn Essays: . a. LITERATURE AND POLITICAL OPINION . b. ON THE RELATION OF LIFE AND CHARACTER TO LITERATURE . c. ON COMPOSITION . d. STUDIES OF EXTRAORDINARY PROSE . e. NAKED POETRY . f. THE VALUE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN FICTION AND THE ART OF . WRITING GHOST STORY . g. THE HAVAMAL: OLD NORTHERN ETHICS OF LIFE . h. ON READING IN RELATION TO LITERATURE . i. FAREWELL ADDRESS . With comprehensive foot notes and explanatory comments by Tanabe. This and other titles in this series were commonly used by Japanese students of English and literature, and often have Japanese annotated notes, translated words, underline and the like. . *** With black & white frontispiece photo of Hearn. . *** Color photos are posted to our website. . *** CONDITION: Generic: The book is bound in the publisher's pale green cloth, with black printed cover paper title label and black ink printed spine titles. . The book has a Japanese colophon at the back. . Copies vary, please carefully read the description and copy notes prior to ordering. . Copy 1 has a very tiny bit of very neat underline on a couple of pages. Else book and contents very clean & solid. This is a presentation or "Mihon" sample copy from the publisher. Also with former owner's name neatly written & stamped on first fly leaf. . *** REFERENCE: . Perkins p.155 . Cited in BAL .
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