America Encounters Japan

Riot - Born In America (1983) [Japan 1st Press, 1989]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 30, 2014
Riot - Born In America (1983) [Japan 1st Press, 1989]

Riot - Born In America (1983) [Japan 1st Press, 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 97 Mb | Scans | Time: 39:42
Genre: Heavy Metal | Label: CBS/SONY | Cat.: CSCS 5025

"Born in America" is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Riot, released in 1983. After getting dropped by Elektra Records the band signed with Canadian indie label Quality Records for what was to be the last record with Rhett Forrester on vocals. The album would also mark the end of the line for guitarist Rick Ventura, bassist Kip Leming, and drummer Sandy Slavin.
Lenny Kravitz - Black And White America (2011) [Japanese Edition] RE-UP

Lenny Kravitz - Black And White America (2011) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | 464 MB | Complete HQ Scans, 600 dpi PNG | 631 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.98) | Joint Stereo | 170 MB
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. | Catalog#: WPCR-14184 | Genre: Pop Rock | RAR 5% Recovery

Black and White America is the 9th studio album by American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger Lenny Kravitz, released on August 30, 2011. The album was more commercially successful in the European market, where it charted in the top ten in various countries, including a #1 debut in Germany and Switzerland. According to Oricon, Black and White America debuted at #20 selling 6,000 copies in Japan. The album debuted at #17 in the US, selling 20,145 copies.

The Japanese Discovery of America (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Oct. 23, 2016
The Japanese Discovery of America (repost)

The Japanese Discovery of America by Peter Duus
English | Mar. 1997 | ISBN: 0312163789 | 226 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This brief documentary history chronicles the nineteenth-century (1837-1871) encounters between Japan and the United States that led to the opening of Japanese society to Western influence. An extensive introduction describes American attempts to overturn Japan's long-standing policy of isolation (culminating in the 1853-1854 Perry Expedition) and considers the lasting effects of Japan's fascination with a culture radically different from its own.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 467 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Blue-eyed Soul | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 30631

X-Static is the eighth studio album by Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1979 by RCA Records. Buddah Records re-released the album with two bonus tracks in 2000. "Wait for Me" reached #18 on the Billboard charts and won a BMI airplay award.
Allan Taylor - Colour To The Moon [Stockfisch, Victor # VICJ-066-6365] (Japan 2008, XRCD24) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Colour To The Moon
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 283 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Recrds, Victor # VICJ-066-6365 | Country/Year: Japan 2008, 2000 (XRCD24)
Genre: Folk, Rock, Acoustic | Style: Singer/Songwriter

…"Colour to the Moon" represents the work of an artist at the height of his powers, looking back as well as forward, few people can convey with such eloquence their life experiences.
The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9631 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 19, 2017
Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination by Debito Arudou
2015 | ISBN: 1498513905, 1498513921 | English | 378 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.

The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Feb. 19, 2017
The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840

Vincent O’Malley, "The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840"
English | ISBN: 1869405943 | 2012 | 308 pages | PDF | 4 MB