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Katsuro Hara, An Introduction to the History of Japan


(Original Edition: Yamato Society publication@G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1920)

gJapan is a country inhabited by a people differing remarkably in racial features from those who now occupy the greater part of Europe. She remained for a long time shut up against the foreigners knocking at her gate, and on that account her history, compared with that of other nations, presents striking and unique characteristics.h



William Elliot Griffis, Dux Christus an Outline Study of Japan

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(Original Edition: Macmillan, 1904)

William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) was a priest and educator, employed by the Japanese government to teach science.

Other Writings: The Mikadofs Empire

  Honda the Samurai: Story of Modern Japan


Kenneth Henshall, A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower, Third Edition, Palgrave Macmillan (May 22, 2012)





Kakuzo Okakura, The Book Of Tea

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(Original Edition: Putnamfs, New York 1906)

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Kakuzo Okakura, The Ideals Of The East: With Special Reference To The Art Of Japan

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(Original Edition: J. Murray, London 1903)




Tasuku Harada, The Faith of Japan (Classic Reprint)

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Harada Tasuku (1863-1940) was a Christian priest and educator, dean of the University of Hawaii.