Monday marked the anniversary of Matsuo Basho’s passing, so we thought it would be apt to celebrate the master Japanese poet by culling this week’s excerpt from his masterpiece, Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi). Read More
This week, in celebration of its recent publication, we are giving away 5 copies of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun. The true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge. Read More
An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2
The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.
Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!
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.
A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.
A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.