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.
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
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
The landmark anthology of contemporary Japanese women's poetry in English translation.
From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.
A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.
The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.
This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students
Nearly one hundred carnivals of kanji fun, including puzzles, amazing facts, and even kanji sudoku!
The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.
The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.
A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.
The essential guidebook to exploring Kyoto on foot, revised and updated!
A philosophical photo-essay and inquiry into Japanese rock gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.
Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.
At 44, a Berkeley-raised American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopt—a story of triumphant love for families everywhere.
A startling new novel from the author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki.
An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.
Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.
A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.
CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed, with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere
The "Japanese Chicago Manual."
A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.
Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.
A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers
Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."
Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!
A visual delight, this bestselling, award-winning book makes a great classroom resource and a wonderful study aid.
The second volume of the quick and simple way to learn kanji.
Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.