I just saw a new copy of this book advertised for sale for £99. No (printable) comment!
More constructively, I should say that I have had a copy of this book for many years and based on what is contained in the section on Shogi, this is a very poor book. The section on Shogi has awful diagrams (which seem to have been copied directly from the equally poor "Japanese Chess" by Trevor Leggett).
If you want a book on oriental board games, buy "4 Great Games" by Tony Hosking which covers Go, Xiang-Chi and Shogi (as well as International Chess).