... Nakamura, Y., Ogawa, Y., Take- uchi, A., Taniguchi, H. and Wata- nabe, M. : Geology of the Boso Submarine Escarpment, Southeast of Tokyo— Preliminary Report of the Tansei Maru Cruise KT 83-20 (in Japanese) 267 Fukudome, T., Sato, ...

Author: Tōkyō Daigaku. Jishin Kenkyūjo



Category: Earthquakes


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Tokyo Central

I include the last paragraph because it speaks of one of the pleasant little surprises Tokyo life was always bringing . The mukaehi were the little bonfires set out before every house to welcome the spirits of the dead to their summer ...

Author: Seidenstic

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295803746


Page: 256

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Tokyo Ever After

Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After is the “refreshing, spot-on” (Booklist, starred review) story of an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan.

Author: Emiko Jean

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250766613

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine YA Book Club Pick! Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After is the “refreshing, spot-on” (Booklist, starred review) story of an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan. Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izumi discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity...and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess. In a whirlwind, Izumi travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight. Izumi soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairy tale, happily ever after? Look for the sequel to Tokyo Ever After in spring 2022!

Tokyo Fashion City

The fashionable, eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion.

Author: Philomena Keet


ISBN: 9780804851855


Page: 144

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The fashionable, eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion. Tokyo is considered one of the world's style capitals for its vibrant youth fashion culture. Part guidebook, part fashion photography album,Tokyo Fashion City takes a stroll through eight Tokyo neighborhoods, each with its own unique fashion characteristics, to see what streetwise young Tokyoites are wearing, where they're shopping, what they're eating and drinking, and where they're hanging out. Author Philomena Keet and photographer Yuri Manabe accompany the reader to a number of unique Tokyo neighborhoods, including: Harajuku where high fashion rubs shoulders with hip-hop style Shibuya, birthplace of the "gal" and stomping ground for Tokyo's most sophisticated fashionistas Hipster hangout Daikanyama The goth and geek meccas of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro Bohemian Koenji and otaku neighborhood Nakano Ginza's lunching ladies and dapper gentlemen The cosplay paradise of Akihabara The narrow lanes of East Tokyo, where everyday Japanese fashion gets a traditional touch Each chapter is packed with photographs of young fashionistas captured as they go about their daily lives, with info-rich captions, and insightful text giving the background to the trends and tribes featured. With the inclusion of area maps, and shop and cafe listings,Tokyo Fashion City is an indispensable resource for readers wishing to keep a finger on Tokyo's style pulse.

I Live in Tokyo

Mari Takabayashi. MMM 3 CO I Live in Tokyo 1 written & illustrated by Mari Takabayashi I Live in Tokyo Irasshai mase ! I am first. Front Cover.

Author: Mari Takabayashi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618494842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Seven-year-old Mimiko introduces her family and describes their activities on special days throughout the year.

Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

Tokyo: A Walking Tour. Tokyo: IBC Publishing, 2009. Miyao, Shigeyo, and Fred Dunbar. Tokyo: Past and Present. Osaka: Hoikusha Publishing, 1984. Moriyama, Tae. Tokyo Adventures: Glimpses of the City in Bygone Eras.

Author: Roman Cybriwsky

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081087489X

Category: History

Page: 356

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Tokyo is Japan's largest city and its capital. It is also one of the largest cities in the world and a major center of global economic influence. The origins of human settlement in what is today Tokyo are lost in prehistory. The city started out quite modestly as a small castle town of Edo in 1457, then the center of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603-1868, the rapidly modernizing and Westernizing capital of the nation during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and the capital of a prosperous nation and growing empire thereafter. Tokyo was utterly devastated during World War II, but this was not the first time Tokyo had to start seemingly from new. Due to many fires and earthquakes, the city has constantly rebuilt itself and today it outdoes all its previous emanations by far. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tokyo is a much-needed reference source on the city. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events, and other terminology about the city of Tokyo. This book is a must for anyone interested in Japan and Tokyo.

Divided Tokyo

As a result, population recovery was seen in central Tokyo from the beginning of the twenty-first century. According to Japan's population census (Statistics Bureau of Japan 2015), 7.3% of the country's inhabitants lived in central ...

Author: Tomoko Kubo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811542023

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 580

This book explores how and why Tokyo has been divided over time in terms of living conditions. First, recent urban discourses that explain the transformation of Tokyo’s urban structure are examined, along with social changes and the expansion of unequal residential conditions within the metropolitan area. Chapter 1 reviews: 1) discussions on globalization, neo-liberalization, and changes in housing policies; 2) debates on the divided city; 3) debates on the shrinking city and the urban lifecycle; 4) discussion of the urban residential environment from a social justice perspective; and 5) family–housing relationships in the post-growth society. Based on the literature review, the rest of the book is structured as follows. Chapter 2 explains the changes in urban and housing policies, demography, and socio-economic conditions. In Chapters 3 to 5, the background and characteristics of the growth of condominium living in the city center are examined. The next three chapters analyze the reality of shrinking suburbs, using case studies to demonstrate the increase in vacant housing and local responses toward shrinkage. In Chapter 9, possible solutions are proposed for dealing with problems related to urban shrinkage and the expanding gap in terms of the availability of investments to stimulate urban development, the residential environment, and the population age structure in Japanese cities by comparing the author’s findings and the literature review. This book provides deep insights for urban and housing scholars, urban planners, policy decision-makers, and local communities that struggle with aging populations and urban shrinkage.

Tokyo Travel Map Fourth Edition

Tokyo Dome Hotel..........Map 11-J6 Tokyo Garden Palace Hotel..........Map 10-K6 Tokyo Gas Science Museum. ... Map 21-H12 Tokyo International Exhibition Hall (Tokyo Big Sight)..........Map 22-N14 Tokyo International Forum.

Author: Periplus Editors,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915558

Category: Travel

Page: 1

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The Tokyo Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time. Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more! This 4th edition includes maps and plans that are scaled to: City Plans: Northern Tokyo 1:15,000 Southern Tokyo 1:15,000 Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.

Tokyo Boogie Woogie

5; distinguished from older residents of Tokyo, 42: minshū (people) distinguished from, 227ng Takarazuka Girls' Opera, 25 Taki Rentaró, 16, 132 Tanabe Hisao, 16, 81 television: dominance of Japan's mediascape, 195–196, 218–221; ...

Author: Hiromu Nagahara

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674978412

Category: History

Page: 288

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Emerging in the 1920s, the Japanese pop scene gained a devoted following, and the soundscape of the next four decades became the audible symbol of changing times. In the first English-language history of this Japanese industry, Hiromu Nagahara connects the rise of mass entertainment with Japan’s transformation into a postwar middle-class society.


Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum & Philip Gabriel. New York: Vintage, 2001. Nishikawa, Issōtei. Floral Art of Japan. Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, 1949. Ooka, Shohei.

Author: Michael Mejia

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 1573660663

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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A novel in three parts, linked by a single narrative of disaster, loss, and longing. TOKYO is an incisive, shape-shifting tour de force, a genre-bending mix of lyric prose, science fiction, horror, and visual collage exploring the erotic undercurrents of American perceptions of Japanese culture and identity. By turns noir, surreal, and clinical in its language and style, TOKYO employs metaphors of consumption, disease, theater, gender fluidity, monstrousness, and ecological disaster in intertwined accounts touching on matters of cultural appropriation, fiction's powerful capacity to produce immersive realities, and the culturally corrupting late capitalist excesses that entangle both the United States and Japan. The novel opens with a fantastic, slyly comic report written by a Japanese executive, describing the anomalous bluefin tuna his company purchased at Tokyo’s iconic fish market, as well as the dissolution of the executive’s marriage to his Japanese-American, or Sansei, wife. But when an American writer—whose own Sansei wife was previously married to a Japanese executive—begins investigating the report’s author and his claims, assisted by a mysterious Japanese correspondent the American suspects may once have been his wife’s lover, identities begin to scramble until it’s uncertain who is imagining who, and who is and isn’t Japanese. Meanwhile, a secret plot to establish pure Japaneseness through the global distribution of genetically engineered bluefin tuna seems to be rushing toward its conclusion like a great wave.

Tokyo Roji

Tokyo, the largest city in the world, is often pictured as a mix of skyscrapers, neon lights, billboards, elevated expressways, multi-layered train tracks and streams of people crossing huge crossings in central areas such as Shibuya, ...

Author: Heide Imai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317363647

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

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The Japanese urban alleyway, which was once part of people’s personal spatial sphere and everyday life has been transformed by diverse and competing interests. Marginalised through the emergence of new forms of housing and public spaces, re-appropriated by different fields, and re-invented by the contemporary urban design discourse, the social meaning attached to the roji is being re-interpreted by individuals, subcultures and new social movements. The book will introduce and discuss examples of urban practices which take place within the dynamic urban landscape of contemporary Tokyo to portray the life cycle of an urban form being rediscovered, commodified and lost as physical space.

Tokyo Ueno Station

WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN TRANSLATED LITERATURE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.

Author: Yu Miri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593187539

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 620

WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN TRANSLATED LITERATURE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo. Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and shattered by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis.

Tokyo Zangyo

ALSO AVAILABLE BY MICHAEL PRONKO Memoirs on Tokyo Life Beauty and Chaos: Slices and Morsels of Tokyo Life (2014) Tokyo's Mystery Deepens: Essays on Tokyo (2014) Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo (2015) The Detective Hiroshi ...

Author: Michael Pronko

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press

ISBN: 1942410247

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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In Tokyo, your job can kill After a top-tier manager in Japan’s premier media company ends up dead in front of company headquarters, Detective Hiroshi enters the high-pressure, hard-driving world of Tokyo’s large corporations. Hiroshi quickly finds out the manager fell from the roof at the exact same spot as an employee suicide three years before. With little more to go on, Hiroshi can’t tell if the manager’s death was a guilt-ridden suicide, a careless accident, or a grisly personnel decision. The only certainty is that Japanese workplaces rely on “zangyo,” unpaid overtime that drives employees to quit—or to kill. Teaming up with his mentor Takamatasu, Hiroshi scours the off-record spending, lavish entertaining and unspoken agreements that keep Japan, Inc. running with brutal efficiency. Working overtime himself, Hiroshi probes the dark heart of Japanese business, a place he’s tried to avoid all his life. Tokyo Zangyo is the fourth in the Detective Hiroshi series.

Tokyo Kill

“Lancet imbues Tokyo Kill with a vivid sense of Japan, from sections of Tokyo that only a native would know about to meticulous research into the country's history and legends. . . . Lancet hit the ground running last year with his ...

Author: Barry Lancet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691734

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Struggling San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie is back in Japan. After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, he and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history. With the crusty PI Noda at his side, Brodie pokes around where he's not wanted, and when a friend is delivered up to him in pieces Brodie is once again running for his life--while seeking the answers he needs to save it"--