• History of Japan

  • The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower.
  • By: Rui Kanda
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-26-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Rui Kanda
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (7 ratings)
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

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Publisher's Summary

Now tell us - did you ever like Japan? Do you know anything about its history, or just what you learned from television and anime, in general? That's a good starting point, anyway. If you want to delve deeper into Japanese history, in chronological order, and see the main events that transformed Japan into what it is today, you've just hit the jackpot.
What will you learn from this book? Among others:

The main stages in Japanese history, from the most ancient, the Jomon period to Imperial Japan. Each of them will be explained so that everybody can understand them, without technical terms that harden the absorption of information.
Japan during the Middle Ages
Everything about shoguns, shogunates and all other forms of governance
The situation in Japan during World War II and after that
The most important battles between Japan and the United States of America
The fall of the Empire of Japan
Japanese politics
The catastrophic Japanese deflation that ruined the economy for decades on end
Japanese culture and what makes it so unique in the world
Valuable information on anime and manga as distinct avatars of Japanese culture
Tourism in Japan and why it is so important for the economic growth of the state

This book is for you, no matter if you are a student or a professor, or you just want to learn more about Japanese culture and history.
©2017 Lean Stone Publishing (P)2017 Lean Stone Publishing
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Richard G Cox on 11-17-17

Poor Listen

If you are at all familiar with Japan, the language and culture, you will find this book very disappointing. Pronunciation of names and places was atrocious. The book is either poorly written, or poorly read.
If you are totally unfamiliar with Japan, you may find it interesting. Having lived there and studied Japanese, I just could not finish the listen.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Hiro Rodriguez on 02-03-18


The narrator is horrendous.
A mix between a newscaster and a person who can’t pronounce a single Japanese word properly. The information might be accurate but the publisher lost 100% credibility with their narrator.

Absolutely painful. I’m asking for Audible for my money back.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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