Kabocha no Shita de: Uganda Sensou wo Ikiru Kodomotachi

Kabocha no Shita de

Uganda Sensou wo Ikiru Kodomotachi

  • Naoko SAKURAGI (Photography, Text), Ujitaka ITOH (explanation) / 2011.9
  • JPY 1,800 / duodecimo landscape, softcover, 120 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

 

In Uganda, hundreds of thousands of people have died  as a result of internecine strifes between peoples and between ethnic groups. This collection of photographs shows children living strongly and energetically in their daily lives, with warfares and a tragic past. There are many color photographs in this book.

[Recommendation] Miyajima Tatsuo (contemporary artist)
Boy soldiers, rape, AIDS. In Uganda, even children are used as tool of war. The photographer stays close to their harsh reality and captures their fullest present, believing in their future…
(ISBN9784861102592)

Author

Naoko SAKURAGI
Photographer. Born in Kochi, Japan in 1977. Graduated from the Faculty of literature at Ritsumeikan University. She visits northern Uganda during the civil war while studying at university and starts taking pictures with the theme of “the possibility of another way of life.” In April 2007, Achiori (northern Uganda) is appointed ambassador for goodwill. NPO corporation (pending) African representative of water. Her website is “Water of Africa”.

Ujitaka ITOH
Born in 1968. literary critic, full-time lecturer in Faculty of literature at Meiji University. His main books are “Kokuhaku no Bungaku(Literature of Confession)”,”Meisaku ha Kakureteiru(Classics are hiding)”(Co-author).

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Kujira Kaitai

Kujira Kaitai

  • Yoshiro KOSEKI / 2011.6
  • JPY 15,000 / A4 size, hardcover with box, 208 pages
  • bookdesign: Makoto WADA

A fisherman waiting for the departure, men cutting down a huge body, historical sites of ancient-style whaling, whale cuisine, a whale exhaling on the beach… Japanese people who eat whales and live with whales. A true documentary by the photographer of “Kujukurihama” by which he got a huge popularity! he have been shooting over 24 years at Wada-ura at Kujukurihamahama (Chiba), Taiji (Wakayama), Ayukawa (Miyagi). 121 monochrome picture.
Japanese library association selection book.
(ISBN 9784861102615)

Author

Yoshiro KOSEKI
Born in 1935, a farmer in Kawabe, Chiba. He received the new face award of The Photographic Society of Japan for the photo collection “Kujukurihama”(mokujisha Publishing). He is the author of “Kujukurihama”(shumpusha publishing) and “Kujukuri ujo” (Tokyo Newspaper Publishing Bureau, 1993).

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Experimental Studies on Prosodic Features in Second Language Acquisition

Experimental Studies on Prosodic Features in Second Language Acquisition

  • Midori IBA / 2010.8
  • JPY 4,600 / A5 size, paperback, 186 pages
  • bookdesign: Yoko GOTOH

How do Japanese people speak natural English?
Experimental investigation of training method clarifies that training of prosody prior to word pronunciation practice is effective.
It connects speech science and English education and opens the path of rational English learning.
(ISBN 9784861102356)

Table of contents

Chapter 1 (study 1)
The Influence of Model Sounds on the Speech Production of Japanese Learners of English
Chapter 2 (study 2)
The Effectiveness of Low-Pass Filters in English Pronunciation Training
Chapter 3 (study 3)
The Apparent Priority of Prosodic Features over Individual Sounds in Second Language Speech Learning
Chapter 4
General Discussion and Implications for Second Language Pronunciation Teaching
Chapter 5
Teaching English Pronunciation for Global Communication

Author

Midori IBA
Graduated from the Department of English in Faculty of arts and sciences at Tsuda College, Japan. She received her M.A. degree from Kobe University. Ph.D.(Kobe University). Visiting researcher of University of London in 2002. Associate professor of The Institute for Language and Culture at Konan University.

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Comparative Studies on Economic Education in Asia-Pacific Region

Comparative Studies on Economic Education in Asia-Pacific Region

  • Michio Yamaoka, William B. Walstad, Michael W. Watts, Tadayoshi Asano and Shintaro Abe (eds.) / 2010.3
  • JPY 2,000 / duodecimo, paperback, 242 pages

(ISBN 9784861102073)

Table of contents

Part 1  Economic Literacy of Undergraduate Students in Asia-Pacific Region: Results of the Test of Understanding in College Economics (TUCE)
I. The U.S. Test of Understanding in College Economics: Revision and Results
II. Recent Results from TEL3 & TUCE: Building on Students’ Prior Knowledge of Economics
III. Comparative Korean Results of TUCE with U.S. and Japan
IV. The Philippine Test of Understanding in College Economics: The UPLB Case

Part 2  Undergraduate Economics Coursework across the World
I. Economics Education within the Education System in Scotland
II. Economics Education in Taiwan
III. Undergraduate Economics in the United States
IV. Teaching Economics in New Zealand: Recent Trends and Issues
V. How Students Acquire Economic Education in the Philippines?  Features, Assessment and Teaching Methods of the UPLB Economics Major Program

Editors

Michio Yamaoka, William B. Walstad, Michael W. Watts, Tadayoshi Asano and Shintaro Abe

 

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Decoding Paul Muldoon: Poetics and Politics

Decoding Paul Muldoon

Poetics and Politics

  • Ryoji OKUDA / 2009.3
  • JPY 2,500 / duodecimo, paperback, 168 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

Paul Muldoon, contemporary poet of Northern Ireland, following Seamus Heaney. Using the concept of “hybridity” as a key, it understands the political hidden in the deep layer of the sideways speech.
(ISBN 9784861101762)

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 Mixed Marriage: the Poetics of Hybridity
CHAPTER 2 Translating Poetry and Politics in Monologues
CHAPTER 3 Transcending the Limits of Language: Imagination and Politics
CHAPTER 4 Artistic Subtlety of Politics: Decoding the Messages in “Madoc-A Mystery”
CHAPTER 5 Emigration and Homesickness
Conclusion
Appendix: Poetry and Politics in Ireland
Selected Bibliography
Index

Author

Ryoji OKUDA
Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1958. Professor in English at Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan.  He is coeditor/author of “Meeting Paul Muldoon” (1994) and cotranslator of “Paul Muldoon: Selected Poems 1968-1983” (Japanese translation, 1996).  Essays include “In Search of Momentary Life: Yeats’s ‘Among School Children’”(Humanity Viewed from Language, 2000), “The dream of Irish Restoration in Dubliners: Joyce’s Messages” (Linguistic Expression and Creativity, 2005). He is currently secretary of the Yeats Society of Japan.

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Social Development, Culture, and Participation: Toward Theorizing Endogenous Development in Tanzania

Social Development, Culture, and Participation

Toward Theorizing Endogenous Development in Tanzania

  • Kumiko SAKAMOTO / 2009.2
  • JPY 6,476 / A5 size, paperback, 550 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

Since independence in 1961, Tanzania has tried and tried to develop its own country. We will revise the view of development focusing only on economic indicators and explore the way of endogenous development based on multilateral analyzes of citizens’voices and nature and culture obtained by fieldwork. Mr. Jun Nishikawa praised!

In many societies in Africa and Asia, people are facing the rapid change brought about by modern society while protecting traditional culture and living. As the author worked on the site of Tanzania as a UN official, he made me think deeply about what social development harmonized with local culture is. As a result of this question, this book analyzes how people can participate actively on external development. It is an epoch-making masterpiece that reconstructed the theory of conventional social development from the standpoint of endogenous development focusing on culture based on abundant data. I would like to broadly recommend to people in the South who would like to review development issues with their own eyes.
― Jun, Nishikawa
(ISBN 9784861101748)

Table of contents

Introduction: Social development, culture, and participation
Part I Development and Culture Reconsidered in Tanzania
Chapter 1 Re-conceptualizing ‘Development’ and the Role of ‘Culture’
Chapter 2 Creation and Diversities of ‘Culture’ in Tanzania
Part II Social Development with Endogenous Perspective in Tanzania
Chapter 3 Tanzania’s Policies Re-examined: Endogenous perspectives and impacts on social development
Chapter 4 Participation in Development and Culture: From the diverse agencies in Lindi Region
Summary and Conclusions: Toward theorizing endogenous development

Author

Kumiko SAKAMOTO
Associate Professor of the Faculty of international studies at Utsunomiya University. Born in Kyoto, Japan. Graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She completed the master degree program in the Graduate School of Economics and doctral program in the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific studies at Waseda University. Worked for UNICEF and UNDP Tanzania office, assistant at Waseda University and current position is lecturer at Utsunomiya University.

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Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller

Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis

Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller

  • Norio SUZUKI / 2007.7
  • JPY 7,619 / A5 size, paperback, 376 pages

Given the conceptual shift involved in evolutionarily viewing UG as the object of explanation, not as an explanatory tool any more, and Chomsky’s strong minimalist thesis as the central concept of minimalist theorizing, this book attempts to explore its implications and consequences in several empirical domains such as acquisition/learnability, narrow syntactic derivation, interfacing, etc. with special emphasis on such notions as economy, optionality, the EPP, UG residues, etc.
(ISBN 9784861105401)

Table of contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE and BEYOND
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1 Minimalism and Its Implications for Language Acquisition and Learnability
2 Triggers, Minimalism, and Learnability
3 Universals, Occam’s Razor, and the Strong Minimalist Thesis
4 How the Reality Can Be Compatible with the Strong Minimalist Thesis: Interfacing, Economy, and Variation
5 Two Case Studies in Language Acquisition: Evolution, Efficient Computation, and Learnability
6 What Language is Made From: Helen Keller, Some UG Residues, and the Strong Minimalist Thesis
REFERENCES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

Author

Norio Suzuki
1947:Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
1980:Finished the Doctoral Course (first half)for English Literature of the Department of Literary Studies, Graduate School of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
1982:Left School (halfway before finishing the latter half of the above course).
1982-1985:Full-Time Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College, Kobe, Japan.
1985-1994:Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College.
1994-2002:Professor, Department of British and American Studies, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
2002-Present:Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Human Development and Education, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
1988-1989:Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Publications
Gendai Eibunpo Jiten (Sanseido’s New Dictionay of English Grammar). 1992. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Studies in Generative Syntax (Seisei-togo-ron Kenkyu). 1997. Tokyo: Eichosha.
Eigo-gaku Yogo Jiten (A Dictionary of Technical Terms of English Linguistics). 1999. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].

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From the Country of Kimonos

From the Country of Kimonos

  • Yuko KOYANO / 2006.12
  • JPY 1,905 / A5 size, hardcover, 224 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

B. S. Gordon who wrote the rights of women in the Constitution of Japan and H. Kolein who became a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Chiune Sugihara who issued a visa to the Jews, Japanese culture and war as seen in the eyes of the “world” such as the aesthetics and solidarity that still exists at the Kinkakuji Gion Festival!
(ISBN 4861100917)

Table of contents

AUREATE MEDITATION
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
One of Japan’s great cultural treasures
THE SOUND OF RECTITUDE
Chiune Sugihara
The Japanese diplomat who during W.W. II signed
transit visas allowing thousands of European Jews
to escape the Nazis
A CENTURY-LONG DESIRE
Beate Sirota Gordon
The American woman who was responsible for writing the article of the new Japanese constitution in 1946 guaranteeing equal rights for women
A TOUCH OF SOLACE
Helen Colijn
A Dutch citizen interned by Japanese forces in
Indonesia at the outbreak of W.W. II
AWAKENING IN JULY
The Gion Matsuri
A diary-like account of witnessing the construction of the giant floats for the Gion Matsuri in Kyoto

Author

Yuko KOYANO
Born in Dalian, China in 1946. Graduated from the Department of English literature in Kyoto Women’s Junior College in 1967. Living in America with her family for her husband’s work in 1974-1975 and 1985-1990. She is the author of “From a town on the Hudson”(1996, Tuttle Publishing).

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Kaichu Kaisei

Kaichu Kaisei

  • Naoki DAIMON / 2006.11
  • JPY 1,800 / A5 size landscape, paperback, 98 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

A dramatic feast of vividly colored creatures in the vast ocean. Flip through the pages and you’ll find a world of brilliantly colored fishes. A collection of approximately 150 photographs taken in the Nishi Izu and Nansei Islands.

(ISBN 9784861105401 [2nd printing]9784861100901)

Author

Naoki DAIMON
Born in Esashi, Hokkaido in 1948. In November 1994, he began diving and underwater photography. The 52nd Nikkatsu Photographic Exhibition Encouragement Award, JPS (Japan Photographers Association) Exhibition 4 times, 18th Diver Photo Contest Gold Award, 26th Diving World Photo Contest Grand Prix, Earth Sea Photo Contest 2001 2001 Nature Sector Grand Prix.

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Distortion in the Study of Japanese Modern and Contemporary Economic History

Distortion in the Study of Japanese Modern and Contemporary Economic History

  • Mamoru TAKAHASHI, (tr.) Mark Chang / 2006.3
  • JPY 3,333 / duodecimo, paperback, 220 pages

Trying to critically examine the idea that decided policies in the process of modernization of Japan, mainly from the Meiji Restoration, economic history and management history from the Meiji Restoration to the after and the end of the war “From the Meiji to the Showa era: Selection of refraction ” in English.
(ISBN 4861100453)

Table of contents

ChapterⅠ Meiji Restoration and Japan Modernization Debate
ChapterⅡ Change in Direction After Russo-Japanese War
ChapterⅢ The First World War and Industrial Rationalization
ChapterⅣ Growing Right-wing Tendency,Para-revolution and War
ChapterⅤ The Japanese Capitalism Debate During and After the War

Author and Translator

Mamoru TAKAHASHI
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1929. Professor of Emeritus at Hirosima University and Fukuyama University, Japan.

Mark Chang
Born in Taiwan. Lecturer of Showa Women’s University. Belonging to The International Cross-Cultural Society, Japan. 

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