​It's a Wonderful Rife review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, June 23, 2017

It's a Wonderful Rife reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel In the Woods of Memory, writing that it's "not just a book about different cultures, rather it’s a look inside the human psyche and how war is merely a part of the backdrop." Much appreciated! Read More


Cultural Reflections in Japanese and American Cinema

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If art is the backbone of culture, the underlying essence that reflects and informs how life is experienced, then exploring the nuanced and often drastic distinctions between the art of different regions can reveal collective perceptions of the human experience and the world at large.  Read More


​The Japan Times review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan Times just reviewed Shun Medoruma's latest novel, In the Woods of Memory, writing that "in its unsparing squint into the darkest moments of human experience, this masterpiece of Okinawan literature continues to speak to us all." Much appreciated – we couldn't agree more! Read More



Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)

by Jing Liu

The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

In the Woods of Memory

by Shun Medoruma, Translated by Takuma Sminkey, Afterword by Kyle Ikeda

A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.

Japanese Garden Notes

by Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

The Little Exile

by Jeanette S. Arakawa

An American girl of Japanese ancestry is exiled in her own country after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.


 

 

 

Dreamland Japan

by Frederik L. Schodt

The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide

by Judith Clancy

Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

Silver Spoon

by Kansuke Naka

Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Speak and Read Chinese

by Larry Herzberg

A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.


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