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  • You Gotta Have Wa

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    Book Review You Gotta Have Wa By Robert Whiting The last few book reviews have been a bit on the serious side, so this time I would like to recommend a book about Japan to read for pure enjoyment. Even if one does not like sports, this is a fun book, if only because one […]

  • The Tide at Sunrise

    A History of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 – 1905 By Denis & Peggy Warner One of the great tragedies of the school system in the West is how it inculcates a deep-seated aversion to the subject of history in students. All those kings and queens, the Henrys and Charles in England and the array of […]

  • Inventing Japan

    1853 – 1964 By Ian Buruma This past July, the contestants on the television program “Jeopardy!” had impressively displayed their command of general knowledge and trivia when the climax of the show was reached. The category for “Final Jeopardy” was “19th Century History.” The photograph here was displayed and the following hint was given: “Both […]

  • The Future of Capitalism

    How Today’s Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow’s World By Lester C. Thurow There is a liberal radio talk show host named Thom Hartmann who, for a long time, adamantly advocated import tariffs against China and Japan to curb the great trade balance surpluses that they regularly run up against the United States. I called him up […]


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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

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