Anime Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition

Book Giveaway: Forget Valentines Day, Stay Indoors with Anime

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We are holding a really neat Valentine's Day anime book giveaway with our friends over at Japan Realm. Check out the details below to find out how to enter. It's super easy!!!! :) Read More


Review: Midwest Book Review reviews The Silver Spoon by Kansuke Naka

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 25, 2016

Today we got some good news from Midwest Book Review telling us that Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan by Kansuke Naka, translated by Hiroaki Sato was reviewed in their Reviewer's Bookwatch section. Thanks so much to MBR and reviewer Michael Carson for the kind words.  Read More


Hiroaki Sato featured in January 2016 issue of The London Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

August Kleinzahler on translator of Kansuke Naka's The Silver Spoon and many more, Hiroaki Sato in the January 2016 edition of The London Review of Books.   Read More



The Anime Encyclopedia

by Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy

Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

Here Comes The Sun

by Leza Lowitz

At 44, a Berkeley-raised American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopt—a story of triumphant love for families everywhere.

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.

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

by Qin Xue Herzberg, Larry Herzberg

Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Sake Confidential

by John Gauntner

An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.


I Wait For The Moon

by Momoko Kuroda, Abigail Friedman (translator)

Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.

Japan Style Sheet

by Society of Writers Editors and Translators Tokyo

The "Japanese Chicago Manual."


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