I received an email from a college student asking me to recommend books on Japan. Below are five books that I use for research and teaching.
- The African-American Encounter with Japan & China, Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895-1945 (Gallicchio)
- African-American Views of the Japanese (Kearney)
- Japan Rising (Pyle)
- Japan’s Reluctant Realism (Green)
- Japanese the Manga Way (Lammers)
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