By Chris Rowthorn, Tom Spurling, Brandon Presser, Matthew D. Firestone, Andrew Bender, Timothy N. Hornyak, Laura Crawford, Rebecca Milner
“Japan is an international aside – a cultural Galapagos the place a different civilization blossomed, and prospers this present day in scrumptious distinction of conventional and sleek. the japanese spirit is powerful, hot and enormously welcoming.” – Chris Rowthorn, Lonely Planet Writer
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8 professional authors
167 temples & shrines
357 jap restaurants
Over a hundred onsen (hot springs)
Comprehensive making plans tools
Pull-out urban map
Skiing in Japan feature
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Naval power that forced Japan not only to open its shores to commerce and trade but also to reverse its policy of seclusion and engage the world actively. Japan would do so most successfully as a sea power rather than as a land power. Mahan was in fact quite concerned by the apparent rise of Japan as an industrial and militarist power early in the twentieth century. Moreover, Japan took Mahan quite seriously. His books were carefully studied. His proclamation that navies were strategically dominant in the modern world was strongly embraced—as it was also in many quarters around the globe, most notably in the United States, Britain, and Germany.
The government was now unified and could enforce its superiority of numbers on any foreigners who disagreed with the policy, enforce its regulations on those traders who remained, and enforce similar prohibitions on its domestic population. So while many historians probably correctly point to Japan’s cultural self-consciousness in the seventeenth century as a central reason that isolation was desirable, just as many writers overlook the possibility that Japan isolated itself from the West because it could.
The cynical 667-3 Geography & Japan 8/22/05 2:09 PM Page 19 GEOGRAPHY AND THINGS UNIQUELY JAPANESE 19 German academic spent almost two years in Japan as an observer in 1908– 1910. When he returned to Germany he wasted no time writing his analysis of Japan’s recent rise to power and his prognosis for Japan’s future. 19 Both projects led to the conclusion that Japan and Germany should ally in order to counterbalance the “Anglo-Saxon” powers. Adolf Hitler took this prescription quite seriously, as did many Japanese strategists.
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