Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!
An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.
Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.
An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.
How to fold the famous Japanese Paper Crane and string 1,000 cranes, inspired by the story of Sadako and Hiroshima.
Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.
A tribute to Japan's God of Manga by his long-time American friend and translator. Includes rare, full-color, original Astro Boy Astro Boy art!
A fun, blog-like approach to learning Mandarin Chinese.
The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!
A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.
The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West
A readable overview of the ever-changing relationship between Japan and the United States.
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2
A quick and simple way to deconstruct and demystify kanji.
A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.
A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.
A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.
Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice