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Kyoto Journal Review: "Tokio Whip" by Arturo Silva

Intern Intern - Monday, February 20, 2017

The latest issue of the Kyoto Journal includes an eloquent, spot-on review of Tokio Whip by Arturo Silva. Your insights are much appreciated, thanks Kyoto Journal!

"Tokio Whip exults in a discovery that every Tokyoite makes: that the constant sense of disorientation created by a city of such vastness and variety can offer a giddy form of liberation; that one can find oneself in being lost.”—Kyoto Journal 


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Valentines Day Excerpt: Haiku, Tanka, and Japanese Free Verse Poetry on Love

Intern Intern - Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate love and to reflect upon the meaning that it, in its many nuances, luminously bestows upon us.  Read More


Giveaway: Understanding China Through Comics vol. 2

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907) via Goodreads! Explore one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification.  Read More


The Japan Times Review: "Womansword" by Kittredge Cherry

Intern Intern - Monday, February 06, 2017

The Japan Times just wrote an eloquent and thoroughly incisive review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Sophie Knight of The Japan Times! Read More


Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Friday, February 03, 2017

This past month was full of interesting articles and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. In case you missed any, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from the current state of Chinese science fiction and art to the perturbing relevance of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII to America’s contemporary political situation. Catch up below:
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The Osamu Tezuka Story makes Crunchyroll Favorite Anime and Manga of 2016 list

Michael Palmer - Friday, January 27, 2017

Thanks to the Crunchyroll staff, writers, and contributors who shared their favorite anime and manga from the past year! And a big thanks to Evan Minto who included The Osamu Tezuka Story in his list of top manga for 2016. :) Read More


Giveaway: Kanji Box!

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 23, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Kanji Box via Goodreads! Bold, visual, profound, symbolic: Japanese kanji characters communicate powerful graphic messages that look great on skin, walls, stationery, T-shirts, and more.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Okaeri!

Intern Intern - Friday, January 20, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This month's piece comes from landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane and tells the tale of a man's uncanny encounter with the absurdity of his life and life in general.  
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Excerpt Wednesday - "Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In light of the new year and all the resolutions that come along with it, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Toshimi A. Kayaki’s “Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness”, a book that Eco-Libris recommends “for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly." Read More


Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Friday, January 13, 2017

The past month has been full of interesting and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. Given this, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday to the environmental relevancy of early 20th century Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko. Catch up below: Read More


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