​Sequestered to the Edge of the World: Dehumanization in the Japanese Internment Camps

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

Detained throughout ten isolated “relocation centers”—a political euphemism for concentration camps—Japanese Americans were crowded into rickety wooden barracks amidst bleak deserts and inhospitable swamplands that offered little shelter from the harsh climates: the sweltering sun and frigid nights, the oppressive Arkansas humidity and turbulent Southwestern dust storms. Read More


The Mercury News interviews "The Little Exile" author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

In this Mercury News article, Jeanette Arakawa, author of The Little Exile, talks about her childhood experiences: being stigmatized after Pearl Harbor, the subsequent loss of her family's home and business, her time inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII, and the impact this experience had on the rest of her life. Read More


Otakon welcomes writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Baltimore anime convention Otakon has added writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts to their lineup!  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.


 

 

 

A Thousand Cranes

by Florence Temko

How to fold the famous Japanese Paper Crane and string 1,000 cranes, inspired by the story of Sadako and Hiroshima.

The Four Immigrants Manga

by Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama

The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!

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 

 

Gardens of Gravel and Sand

by Leonard Koren

A philosophical photo-essay and inquiry into Japanese rock gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.


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