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Japan in the 21st Century: Environment, Economy, and Society

by Pradyumna P. Karan

The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern.

Japan in the Bluegrass

edited by P.P. Karan

Fifteen years after Toyota announced it would build a manufacturing plant in the heart of the Bluegrass, Kentucky crafts are being used to help sell Camrys at car dealerships in Japan and sushi and Japanese condiments are widely stocked on grocery shelves in a number of cities across Kentucky.

The Japanese City

edited by P.P. Karan and Kristin Stapleton

Japan is one of the most crowded countries on earth, with three-fourths of its population now living in cities.

Japanese Landscapes: Where Land and Culture Merge

by Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima

From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide.

Local Environmental Movements

edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma

Increasing evidence of the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet has caused many to adopt a defeatist attitude toward the future of the global environment.