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.

The History of US-Japan Relations: From Perry to the Present  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at March 17, 2017
The History of US-Japan Relations: From Perry to the Present

The History of US-Japan Relations: From Perry to the Present by Makoto Iokibe
English | 9 May 2017 | ISBN: 9811031835 | 352 Pages | PDF | 2.55 MB

Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S.
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.

The Secular Landscape: The Decline of Religion in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at March 28, 2017
The Secular Landscape: The Decline of Religion in America

Kevin McCaffree, "The Secular Landscape: The Decline of Religion in America"
2017 | ISBN-10: 3319502611 | 287 pages | PDF | 3 MB

America's Civil War - May 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at March 28, 2017
America's Civil War - May 2017

America's Civil War - May 2017
English | 68 pages | True PDF | 19 MB
Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}

Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 84 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2002 Limelight / Universal Japan | Mini LP | UCCM-9095 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Cool Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Fluegelhorn / Vocal Jazz

Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background.

The Fall of Japan: A Chronicle of the End of an Empire  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 28, 2017
The Fall of Japan: A Chronicle of the End of an Empire

The Fall of Japan: A Chronicle of the End of an Empire by William Craig
English | October 1, 2008 | ISBN: 0883659859 | EPUB | 416 pages | 2.6 MB

Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 28, 2017
Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America by Scott Kaufman
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0801451256 | 312 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2006 Jazzland / Victor Japan | 20bit K2 mastering | Mini LP | VICJ-41545
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

This is a very under-rated album. The complaints are that the strings are too syrupy, yet one of Chet's most critically successful albums was Chet With Strings. This album is just as good as that one or Grey December, which also has strings. In fact, while all the songs are very good, it's worth buying just for Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care", Chet playing the BEST version of that song I have ever heard, with a GREAT string arrangement!! If you like Chet, even casually, you can't go wrong with this charming album.