The Saratoga Falcon talks with Jeanette Arakawa about her memoir "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Friday, March 24, 2017

Kitty Huang and Angela Lee of the Saratoga Falcon wrote an article on Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir The Little Exile and Arakawa's reflections on the social and personal ramifications of internment, past and present. Thanks Kitty and Angela!   Read More


Flash Fiction: Hechikan’s Wife • A Confessional

Intern Intern - Friday, March 24, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan and East Asia. This month's piece comes from landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane and tells the story of a cultural and spiritual clash in feudal Japan during the Azuchi–Momoyama period.  Read More


Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Monday, March 20, 2017

The past couple of months have been loaded with interesting articles and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. In case you missed any, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from postwar Japanese youth to the kawaii aesthetic to the 20 best non-Ghibli anime films. Get your fill below: Read More



Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

by Homare Endo; translated by Michael Brase

An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)

by Jing Liu

The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Kanji Box

by Shogo Oketani, Leza Lowitz

Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Womansword

by Kittredge Cherry

Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.

The Four Immigrants Manga

by Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama

The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!

The Osamu Tezuka Story

by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions, Frederik L. Schodt (Translator)

A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

Japanese the Manga Way

by Wayne P. Lammers

A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

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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