San Francisco Book Review reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 18, 2016

Faith Lewis from the San Francisco Book Review has kindly taken a look at and reviewed Japaneseness: A guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse, calling it it “eye-opening… the perfect bedside book."  Read More


Love and allusion and soba.

Peter Goodman - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bantering over the details of a party, a film, the Songs Common to Dreams, Tokyo's history, the Names of Love.  Read More


Flash Fiction: The Hill of 500 Buddhas

Robert Koeze - Friday, July 08, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from KeKe Cribbs and was inspired by the possible spiritual symbolism of the black butterflies in Japan.  Read More



Tokio Whip

by Arturo Silva

A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.

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.

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)

by Jing Liu
A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history

Japaneseness

by Yoji Yamakuse

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."

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.

Japanese Beyond Words

by Andrew Horvat

A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.

Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide

by Judith Clancy

Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

Still Life and Other Stories

by Junzo Shono

A stunning tapestry of everyday life.


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