Can anyone recommend a few history books about Japan that do not dwell on WW2? Really looking for something that is pre-meiji, going back as far as pre-history. It seems to me that what little Japanese history books you find in bookstores or libraries are either about WW2 and Japan after the war, or a a few chapters on 2000 years of history and then the rest on the war and modern Japan, usually taking up more space than the pervious chapters.