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Pachinko

Pachinko Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher :
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781455569656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In early 1900s Korea, Sunja is the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family. Her unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. Caught in the indifferent arc of history, through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, Sunja's family members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Pachinko  National Book Award Finalist  Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN : 1455563919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*

Winning Pachinko

Winning Pachinko Book
Author : Eric Sedensky
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2012-07-09
ISBN : 1462904319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pachinko, a game played by over 30 million Japanese, is synonymous with glaring lights, mind-rattling noise and smoke-choked parlors. To the uninitiated, the game's phenomenal popularity is nothing less than an enigma. The unofficial truth is that pachinko is one of Japan's biggest forms of gambling. For non-Japanese, the hush surrounding this money-making aspect has contributed to misunderstandings about the game. Now, with Winning Pachinko Eric Sedensky opens parlor doors to the English-speaking world and guides readers through the essentials of play - where to buy balls, how to select a machine, and most importantly, how and where to claim one's booty of cool cash. A glossary of pachinko terms, useful diagrams, and photographs accompany the text.

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide   How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today Book
Author : Toosharn Haszard
Publisher : Toosharn Haszard
Release : 2017-05-17
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The pastime of "Pachinko" is a great mystery to visitors to Japan. What is it? Is it fun? How can it be played? In this book I explain Pachinko in detail so you can enjoy it for yourself on your next trip to Japan. The book covers all you need to know over 7 chapters including how to find a parlour, how to operate the machine, how to "read" the machine and how to cash out. I have included my own photographs of actual pachinko machines in Japan to help you understand the different aspects of the game. There is also a handy Japanese/English glossary covering many pachinko-related words and phrases. I recommend this book to anyone visiting Japan that wants to try something new as well as fans of Japanese anime, drama, games, slot machines or gambling. This is the definitive guide to a unique and compelling Japanese pastime that you have to try!

The Pachinko Connection

The Pachinko Connection Book
Author : Donald G. Moore
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2003-07-01
ISBN : 0595283470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Pachinko Connection takes the reader into a world of espionage, extortion and perversion, as CIA operative Adam Carver and pachinko parlor owner Noriko Kaneda attempt to follow the trail of money extorted from gambling halls in Japan and sent to North Korea, where, it is suspected, it is being used to help fund the development and sale of weapons of mass destruction.

Pachinko

Pachinko Book
Author : Target Abroad, Ltd
Publisher :
Release : 196?
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pachinko

Pachinko Book
Author : Lambert M. Surhone,Miriam T. Timpledon,Susan F. Marseken
Publisher :
Release : 2010-04-19
ISBN : 9786130304799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pachinko is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and gambling. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but with no flippers and a large number of relatively small balls. The player fires a ball up into the machine, controlling only its initial speed. The ball then cascades down through a dense forest of pins. In most cases, the ball falls to the bottom and is lost, but if it instead goes into certain pockets, more balls are released as a jackpot. Pachinko machines were originally strictly mechanical, but modern ones have incorporated extensive electronics, becoming similar to video slot machines.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Conversation Starters

Pachinko  by Min Jin Lee Conversation Starters Book
Author : dailyBooks
Publisher :
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9788828356363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pachinko: by Min Jin Lee Conversation Starters Korean-American writer Min Jin Lee published her bestselling novel Pachinko in 2017. This story follows the life of one Korean family through four generations. Their story begins in the early 1900s with their matriarch Sunja. Sunja was once the prized daughter of their family. They weren't wealthy but they had pride and Sunja's unplanned pregnancy is shameful to them. Sunja became more heartbroken when her lover betrayed her and refused the child. She found salvation in the arms of a young minister who offers marriage and a fresh start in Japan. This journey leads to the generations of exile in a home they don't know, in times they aren't certain of. Sunja's family go through poverty, discrimination and troubles. Through it all they experience great joy in the pursuit of their passions and triumph as they meet the challenges in this strange land. Their family is bound and rooted in their faith, their kin and their identity. BBC.com hailed Pachinko as one of the "10 Books to Read in 2017." They describe this novel as "immersive." The Japan Times says that Pachinko is "peerless [in its depth and empathy]." The Washington Post describes this family saga "culturally rich, psychologically astute." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

Dreaming Pachinko

Dreaming Pachinko Book
Author : Isaac Adamson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2003-05-06
ISBN : 0060516232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tokyo, July 2001: Hard-boiled reporter Billy Chaka is back in the neon metropolis interviewing a has-been pop singer turned pachinko fanatic for Youth in Asia magazine. Looks like an easy assignment until he witnesses a beautiful young woman suffer a seizure in the Lucky Benten pachinko hall. When she is later found dead beneath the expressway, Chaka becomes embroiled in an apparent blackmail plot involving a Ministry of Construction official, a brash nineteen-year-old girl, a shadowy entity known only as "Mr. Bojangles," and four silent figures who have a penchant for showing up uninvited inside Chaka's hotel room. As the bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, Chaka must untangle the lies, obsessions, and seemingly supernatural events that link the dead woman to a forgotten, bloody incident from the desperate closing days of World War II. Spellbinding and hilarious, Dreaming Pachinko will take you on a surreal thrill- ride through the city of the future -- a place where no one can escape the past.

The Pachinko Woman

The Pachinko Woman Book
Author : Henry Mynton
Publisher : William Morrow & Company
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780688161705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Helim Kim, a beautiful Korean businesswoman with complex and dangerous ties to North Korean, Japanese, and American espionage interests, falls in love with an unsuspecting Los Angeles lawyer and desperately tries to keep her secrets from threatening him. 25,000 first printing.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture Book
Author : Sandra Buckley
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780415481526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This encyclopedia covers culture from the end of the Imperialist period in 1945 right up to date to reflect the vibrant nature of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure Book
Author : Sepp Linhart,Sabine Fr?hst?ck
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780791437919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure brings together scholars of various disciplines from around the globe to discuss different forms of leisure activities in past and present Japan, thus enriching our knowledge of Japanese culture. Arranged in five sections, the volume focuses on everyday activities such as leisure, sports, travel and nature, theater and music, playing games, and gambling. The editors place the treated leisure activities into a historical frame of reference and relate them to the well-known classification scheme of games by Roger Caillois.

Sayonara

Sayonara Book
Author : James A. Michener
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2014-03-18
ISBN : 080415144X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore . . . nothing but her. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for James A. Michener “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”—The Wall Street Journal “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”—Chicago Tribune “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society Book
Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009-04-02
ISBN : 1412966701
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 The Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreation activities of children as well as adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman empire to video games today. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology. This two-volume set will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students in education and human development, health and sports psychology, leisure and recreation studies and kinesiology, history, and other social sciences to understand the importance of play as it has developed globally throughout history and to appreciate the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination.

Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

Historical Dictionary of Tokyo Book
Author : Roman Cybriwsky
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-02-18
ISBN : 081087489X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tokyo is Japan's largest city and its capital. It is also one of the largest cities in the world and a major center of global economic influence. The origins of human settlement in what is today Tokyo are lost in prehistory. The city started out quite modestly as a small castle town of Edo in 1457, then the center of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603-1868, the rapidly modernizing and Westernizing capital of the nation during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and the capital of a prosperous nation and growing empire thereafter. Tokyo was utterly devastated during World War II, but this was not the first time Tokyo had to start seemingly from new. Due to many fires and earthquakes, the city has constantly rebuilt itself and today it outdoes all its previous emanations by far. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tokyo is a much-needed reference source on the city. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events, and other terminology about the city of Tokyo. This book is a must for anyone interested in Japan and Tokyo.

The Big Red Fez

The Big Red Fez Book
Author : Seth Godin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-01-18
ISBN : 0743227905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Identifies the guiding principles behind creating websites that satisfy visitors and keep them coming back for more.

Japan in the 21st Century

Japan in the 21st Century Book
Author : Pradyumna P. Karan
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2010-09-29
ISBN : 0813137772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world's second-largest economy, a source of fury and wonder, a power without arms. Looking inward, Japan sees old ways shaken and new ones developing at a hectic pace. Japan in the Twenty-first Century offers compelling insights into the current realities of the country and investigates the crucial political, economic, demographic, and environmental challenges that face the nation. A combination of text, maps, and photographs provides an essential understanding of Japan's geography, cultural heritage, demography, economic and political development, and of many other important issues. Pradyumna P. Karan explores the obstacles and opportunities that will shape Japan and affect the world community in the coming years. He highlights strategies and policies that will facilitate economic and political change and stimulate the development of effective institutions for long-term, sustainable prosperity and economic vitality. Unique field reports drawn from direct observations of events and places in Japan illuminate Japanese traditions and sensibilities. The first full-length English-language textbook on Japan's geography, culture, politics, and economy to appear in nearly four decades, Japan in the Twenty-first Century will be a vital resource for researchers, academics, general readers, and students of Japan. Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography and Japan studies at the University of Kentucky, is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian geography and culture, including The Japanese City and Japan in the Bluegrass.

Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan Britain and the United States

Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan  Britain and the United States Book
Author : Ruth Taplin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-06-02
ISBN : 1134296703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As over half the assets of many major companies are now intangible assets, there is an increasing need to assess more accurately the value of intellectual property (IP) from a wider interdisciplinary perspective. Re-evaluating risk and understanding the true value of intellectual property is a major problem, particularly important for business practitioners, including business analysts and investors, venture capitalists, accountants, insurance experts, intellectual property lawyers and also for those who hold intellectual property assets, such as media, publishing and pharmaceutical companies, and universities and other research bodies. Written by the foremost authorities in the field from Britain, Japan and the US, this book considers the latest developments and puts forward much new thinking. The book includes thorough coverage of developments in Japan, which is reviewing the value of IP at a much quicker pace than any other country and is registering ever-increasing numbers of patents in the course of inventing its way out of economic inertia.