Reference

Sake Confidential


An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.


A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms


A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.

A Glossary of Zen Terms


Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice

Being Japanese American


A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

Chinese Business Etiquette


A compact reference for anyone working in China or with the Chinese. Avoid mistakes and do things right and polite!

Kanji Box


Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Womansword


Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.


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