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Gai Jin

Author : James Clavell
ISBN : 0307485331
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48. 78 MB
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The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire…Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell’s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan–an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.… From the Paperback edition.

Gaijin Yokozuna

Author : Mark Panek
ISBN : 0824830431
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 59. 26 MB
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At the age of eighteen, Chad Rowan left his home in rural Hawai'i for Tokyo with visions of becoming a star athlete in Japan's national sport, sumo. But upon his arrival he was shocked less by the city crowds and the winter cold than by having to scrub toilets and answer to fifteen-year-olds who had preceded him at the sumo beya. Rowan spoke no Japanese. Of Japanese culture, he knew only what little his father, a former tour bus driver in Hawai'i, had been able to tell him as they drove to the airport. And he had never before set foot in a sumo ring. Five years later, against the backdrop of rising U.S. Japan economic tension, Rowan became the first gaijin (non-Japanese) to advance to sumo's top rank, yokozuna. His historic promotion was more a cultural accomplishment than an athletic one, since yokozuna are expected to embody highly prized Japanese values such as hard work, patience, strength, and hinkaku, a special kind of dignity thought to be available only to Japanese. He was promoted ahead of his two main rivals, the brothers Koji and Masaru Hanada, who had been raised in the sumo beya run by their father, the former sumo great Takanohana I. Perhaps the defining moment of the gaijin's unique success occurred at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, when Rowan, chosen to personify Japanese to one of the largest television audiences in history, performed a sacred sumo ritual at the opening ceremony. Gaijin Yokozuna chronicles the events leading to that improbable scene at Nagano and beyond, tracing Rowan's life from his Hawai'i upbringing to his 2001 retirement ceremony. Along the way it briefly examines the careers of two Hawai'i-born sumotori who paved the way for Rowan, Jesse Kuhaulua (Takamiyama) and Salevaa Atisanoe (Konishiki). The author shares stories from family members, coaches, friends, fellow sumo competitors, and of course Rowan himself, whom he accompanied on three Japan-wide exhibition tours. The work is further informed by volumes of secondary source material on sumo, Japanese culture, and local Hawai'i culture. "

Gaijin American Prisoner Of War

Author : Matt Faulkner
ISBN : 9781484712139
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With a white mother and a Japanese father, Koji Miyamoto quickly realizes that his home in San Francisco is no longer a welcoming one after Pearl Harbor is attacked. And once he's sent to an internment camp, he learns that being half white at the camp is just as difficult as being half Japanese on the streets of an American city during WWII. Koji's story, based on true events, is brought to life by Matt Faulkner's cinematic illustrations that reveal Koji struggling to find his place in a tumultuous world—one where he is a prisoner of war in his own country.

Yokohama Gaijin

Author : George Lavrov
ISBN : 9781467870535
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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G e o r g e L a v r o v George Lavrov was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, where he attended St. Joseph grade and high school. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University, with a major in international trade management with area specialization in Japan and the Pacific Rim. He is the author of The Pacific Rim--Threat or Promise, as well as various other articles dealing with Asian and international business. Being trilingual, he speaks English, Russian and Japanese. During 1975 to 1986, Lavrov was based in Tokyo where he represented American insurance interests. Since returning to the U.S., he has continued to work in the international arena, especially related to Asia and the Pacific Rim. Yokohama Gaijin is George Lavrov's personal story, told from his own eyewitness account. It recounts the horror of WWII carpet bombings of Japanese cities, including the tragic loss of his elder brother, Konstantin, who was killed instantly when a bomb from an American B-29 bomber made a direct hit on the Lavrov residence in Yokohama, Japan, on May 29th, 1945, the harsh wartime treatment of gaijin (foreign) residents of Japan and much more. It is the true story of a stateless White Russian and his family, as they coped through some of the most difficult times of the 20th century--the WWII period in Japan and the postwar years that followed. But it's also a story of faith and hope in the future--a future that spelled A M E R I C A and a successful career in the international business world.

Gaijin Kaisha

Author : Jackson N. Huddleston
ISBN : 0873327217
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69. 88 MB
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For a foreigner to run a business in a culture as alien to the West as Japan - the most competitive and dynamic market in the world - it takes a general manager with the wisdom of the founder, the tolerance of anaval chaplain, the toughness of a field general, and the zeal of a missionary. This book is about the "Gaijin Kaisha", the foreign firm in Japan. It discusses what the general manager needs to consider and the support he must have from his head office if his company and he are to be successful in Japan, and it tells where he can turn in the Japanese community for assistance.

Gaijin Gaijin

Author : Kenneth Fenter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035121099
Genre : Social Science
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An American Family in Japan. The Fenter family travels from Springfield, Oregon in the summer of 1977 to Isahaya, Kyushu Japan to teach English at Chinzei Gakuin. The family of four: Kenneth 37, Lora 36, Philip 12, and Janelle 8 enter into a world where they are on display and unable to communicate. Gaijin! Gaijin! is a portrait of the people, customs, and traditions of contemporary Japan far from the bustle of of Tokyo.

Memoirs Of A Gaijin

Author : Benjamin Hesse
ISBN : 0595891934
Genre : Travel
File Size : 28. 65 MB
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Hello from Japan.Not much new here. My four-year-olds attacked me, my crazy female stalkers jumped on the desk and professed their love for me, my depressed coworkers fist-fought each other at the all-you-can-drink karaoke bar, and I have no idea what I ate yesterday but it was uncooked and squishy. Pretty much the usual. What's new from home?Ben took the teaching job in Japan because he wasn't quite ready to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Instead, his efforts were put towards figuring out his new students, coworkers, and dinner. He is a "gaijin," the Japanese word for "foreigner." From festivals and temples to bicycles and cleaning supplies, "Memoirs of a Gaijin: Emails from Japan" is the one-year collection of emails and journals that chronicle Ben's experiences in the comedic and confusing country of Japan."A witty, honest work. Ben Hesse's "Memoirs of a Gaijin" should be a required read for those college grads who are contemplating the increasingly popular first 'real life' step of teaching English abroad."-"C.J. Renner, author of Tried to Say"

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