What shall I read on Japan? an introductory guide by Hyman Kublin

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Published by Japan Society in New York .

Written in English

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StatementHyman Kublin.
LC ClassificationsZ3301 .K83 1971
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Pagination20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
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Open LibraryOL20216110M

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