Anime Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition

Review: JQ Magazine reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 25, 2016

Excited to share the great review from JQ Magazine of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse.  Read More


Review: The Osamu Tezuka on Publishers Weekly list of Best Summer Books

Michael Palmer - Friday, April 22, 2016

We are excited to share that The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, translated by Frederik L. Schodt has been selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of 2016.  Read More


Donald Richie: The legacy of an entrenched view from Stephen Mansfield for The Japan Times

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 18, 2016

Two days ago The Japan Times ran Stephen Mansfield's touching tribute to the brilliant Donald Richie and his 60 years living in, loving and writing about Japan. Through the years we've published many of his books, most of which are mentioned in this article—with the most recent being a reprint of the infamous The Inland Sea.  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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