Book One
APRIL 2006
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion : The Creation of the Soul of
Japan
by Donald Keene

Book Two
MAY 2006
Japonius Tyrannus. The Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga
reconsidered
by Jeroen Lamers

Book Three
JUNE - JULY 2006
Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu

Book Four
AUGUST 2006
Hideyoshi (Harvard East Asian Monographs)
by Mary Elizabeth Berry

Book Five
SEPTEMBER 2006  
Confessions of Lady Nijo
By: Karen Brazell (Editor)

Book Six
OCTOBER 2006
The Couch Potato's Guide to Japan
Inside the World of Japanese TV.
by Willamina Penn

Book Seven
DECEMBER 2006 - JANUARY 2007
A History of Japan to 1334
by George Sansom

Book Eight
MARCH APRIL 2007
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert Bix

Book Nine
MAY JUNE JULY 2007
A History of Japan, Vol Two,
from 1334 to 1615
by George Sansom

Book Ten
OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2007
Meiji and his World
by Donald Keene







































POSSIBLE FUTURE READS

Yoritomo and the founding of the first bakufu
by Jeffrey P. Mass


Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
by Yukichi Fukukawa
(recommended translation: Eiichi Kiyooka)


Geisha
by Liza Dalby


The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from
Tenth-Century Japan
by Sonja Arntzen (Translator)


Jomon Reflections: Forager Life and Culture in the Prehistoric
Japanese
Archipelago (Hardcover)
by Tatsuo Kobayashi


Prehistoric Japan: New Perspective on Insular East Asia
(Paperback)
by Keiji Imamura
Covers Jomon and Yayoi periods


Rise of Civilization in East Asia (Paperback)
by Gina L. Barnes
Covers Chinese and Japanese archaeology. For Japan, covers
Jomon and Yayoi periods.


In the Realm of a Dying Emperor (Vintage) (Paperback)
by Norma Field
End of the Meiji era


Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration (Paperback)
by Marius B. Jansen


Kukai the Universal: Scenes from His Life (Hardcover)
by Ryotaro Shiba


Last Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu
by Ryotaro Shiba


Emperor of Japan : Meiji and His World, 1852-1912
by Donald Keene


The Rising Sun : The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire,
1936-1945
by John Toland


Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai
by Katsu Kokichi


Hiroshima (Vintage)
by John Hersey


Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's
National Shame
(Studies of the Pacific Basin Institute)
by Katsuichi Honda


Tale of the Heike
by Helen Craig McCullough


Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan
by Helen McCullough


The Izumi Shikibu Diary: A Romance of the Heian Court
By: Edwin A. Cranston, Izumi Shikibu


Okinawa, the history of an Island People
by George Kerr
Nihonshi : Previous books - What we have read
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