Messerset 3 tlg. - KAI Messer Seki Magoroku Red-WoodTraditionell und dennoch modern wirkt die Seki Magoroku Messerserie mit dem Red-Wood Griff und der schwarzen Zwinge. Das ölhaltige Hartholz Red-Wood macht die Griffe unempfindlich gegen Wasser. Die
Explains the formation of a new constitution, as well as the democratization and demilitarization processes Includes a bibliography for further reading Includes a table of contents The American occupation of Japan holds a singular and problematic place in the histories both of Japan and of American foreign policy. For the Japanese, the occupation marked the transition from war to peace, from authoritarianism to democracy, and from privation to plenty, making it a passage from one of the darkest chapters in Japanese history to one of the brightest. Nevertheless, the significance of that passage was fraught with ambiguities; after all, Japan did not win its new democracy through revolution from below in the form of a popular indigenous movement pressing for increased rights and a more open, inclusive politics. Instead, Japanese democracy came as a revolution from above, a system imposed wholesale and virtually without consultation by an occupying army whose Supreme Allied Commander General Douglas MacArthur wielded power as absolute and unchecked as any emperor. Many critics at the time and since have worried that the political system established by the occupation was thus somehow hollow, a thin veneer of participatory democracy resting uncomfortably atop a deeply conservative and hierarchical culture, symbolized above all by the continuing presence of an emperor. Others have argued that the contradictions of a radical democratic revolution from above are real but irrelevant. Presented for the first time with open space for genuine political speech and action, ordinary Japanese seized the opportunity to exercise agency over the course of their own lives, pulling Japan in directions that neither the old Japanese political elite nor the new American occupation authorities had foreseen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034395/bk_acx0_034395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix describes what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation´s political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority.Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor´s impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito´s interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation´s increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. In fact, the emperor stubbornly prolonged the war effort and then used the horrifying bombings of Hiroshim 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013760/bk_tant_013760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make your journey to Japan the best possible. A fascinating mix of time-honored tradition and the ultra-modern, Japan offers visitors a limitless supply of unique experiences, whether you´re exploring Kyoto´s ancient temples, belting out karaoke in neon-lit Shinjuku, or trekking through the wilderness of Hokkaido. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This book will help you to make the most out of your time in Japan. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Osaka, Hokkaido, Tokyo, and Shinjuku to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at. Here is a preview of the tips you will get in the book.... Culture of Japan Climbing Mount Fuji The best street food The beauty of Tokyo The temples of Nara Much, much more! Get your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087960/bk_acx0_087960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.