'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 21, 2017

'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

by J.J. O'Donoghue

On reading Jonathan Clements’ brief history of the samurai, first published in 2010, you can’t help but see parallels with the recent blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones.” A Brief History of the Samurai, by Jonathan Clements.365 pages ROBINSON, Nonfiction. Clements’ recounts centuries of samurai power struggles, ...

Editorials Dec 30, 2011

Resurrection of Yanba Dam project

The government and the Democratic Party of Japan on Dec. 23 decided to resume work to construct the Yanba Dam in Gunma Prefecture and to include a necessary fund in the fiscal 2012 budget after a two-year freeze. By this decision, the DPJ has ...