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Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States (repost)

Mark D. West, “Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States"
2007 | ISBN: 0226894088 | 368 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording (1999) [Japan 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording (1999) [Japan 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:29 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,43 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | F/B Covers | 983 MB

How can it be that a recording by one of today's indisputably unequaled pianists performing some of her prime repertory–made fresh within months of her triumph in the 1965 Warsaw International Chopin Competition–could languish for decades in the vaults before its official release? Chalk it up to the exclusivity clauses of rival recording companies and legal constraints from which not even Wotan with the help of Loge could extricate himself. Thankfully this belated EMI release - recorded in a few sessions at the Abbey Road studios - is finally available.
BBC Stacey Dooley Investigates: - Young Sex for Sale in Japan (2017)

BBC Stacey Dooley Investigates: - Young Sex for Sale in Japan (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1412 Kbps | 55mn 45s | 629 MB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Japan has a serious problem with the sexualisation of children. From bars where men pay to meet schoolgirls to suggestive pictures of very young children and comic books featuring child rape, the country has faced global criticism for its attitudes. It was only three years ago that possessing genuine child pornography was finally made illegal.

Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All (1988) (Japan 1st Press)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 27, 2017
Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All (1988) (Japan 1st Press)

Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All (1988) (Japan 1st Press)
Metal | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
VDP-1403 | rel: 1988 | 355Mb

No Sleep at All is Motorhead's second "official" live album, but before you read further, be warned: the band was unhappy with the final cut and its release sparked a legal battle which marked their parting with their record company.

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

2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 16, 2017
2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)

2Pac - Greatest Hits [Blu-spec CD Japan] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.4 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Hip-Hop, West Coast Rap | Label: BMG Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: BVCP 20032~3

Greatest Hits is a strange release. Sure, Tupac Shakur had more than enough hits to make a terrific compilation, but its appearance in the fall of 1998 felt a bit like another opportunity to milk his catalog, simply because of the plethora of releases, from previously unheard recordings to interview discs and bootlegs. Even with these misgivings taken into account, it has to be said that Greatest Hits does its job well. Given that it runs 25 tracks and two CDs, some may argue that it does its job a little too well, but the fact of the matter is, this contains all of his big hits, from "Keep Ya Head Up" and "Dear Mama" to "California Love" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha." Some may argue that it would have been more effective if it was sequenced in chronological order, but this remains the best place for casual listeners to get all the 2Pac they need.

The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Dec. 28, 2016
The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (repost)

Adam Clulow, "The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan"
ISBN: 0231164289 | 2014 | EPUB | 352 pages | 19 MB

Heat - Still Waiting (1981) [2015 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 28, 2016
Heat - Still Waiting (1981) [2015 Japan]

Heat - Still Waiting (1981) [2015 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 367 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Vivid Sound [Japan] | Catalog Number: VSCD-3588

STILL WAITING was released in 1981 featuring Jean Marie-Arnold & Ed Whiting on vocals. Many session cats from the first album returned along with newcomers like Barnaby Finch, David Diggs & Pat Kelley. More energetic arrangements and performances were found on tracks like “Don’t Waste A Minute”, “Follow You Home” and “Still Waiting”. But the release was complicated by behind the scenes legal issues combined with record company politics that caused a leak in the fuel tanks at lift off. This resulted in no PR or music video being produced at a point when the music industry was on the precipice of an evolution; a new breakout music channel that was about to change the playing field called MTV. Bands who hadn’t established a strong visual image and presence were suddenly overlooked. And just like that, HEAT faded into the sunset…

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

Posted by Willson at Nov. 2, 2016
Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

Debito Arudou, "Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination"
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1498513905 | 404 pages | EPUB | 2.5 MB

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 7, 2016
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Stage & Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 50:23 Min | 698,79 Mb
Label: Kitty Enterprises, Inc. (Japan) | Released: 1995-06-01

Every Song Has its play is an Irish-English singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan’s fourth studio album, originally released in May 1995. The 14 tracks included in this album are soundtrack from his semi-autobiographical musical 'Every Song Has its Play' and it is one of O'Sullivan's best albums released in the 90s alonside 'Sounds of the Loop'.