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Excerpt Wednesday - “Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection" by Gregg Krech

Intern Intern - Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Years Day is almost here, and with the New Year comes resolutions and new beginnings. Every year we take this time to reflect on the past year, celebrate our successes, learn from our failures, ponder what we did right and what we can do to improve ourselves in the coming year. Read More


Flash Fiction: Autumn Leaves at Arashiyama and Gioji Temple

Intern Intern - Thursday, December 22, 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 Portland author R.J. Jim” Mockford and was inspired by the discovery of an old post card sent from Kyoto in 1974.  Read More


Giveaway: 5 more copies of Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Due to the overwhelming number of entrants in last week's giveaway of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun, we've decided to give away 5 more copies! Learn about the true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge. Read More


Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Friday, December 16, 2016

The past month has been filled with all sorts of interesting and important news stories. Here’s our media roundup, where we compile some of the top articles that cover everything from an award-winning short story collection smuggled out of North Korea to relevant reflections on the injustices of WWII Japanese-American internment camps to intriguing and somewhat grotesque artistic expressions of Japanese salarymen. Get your fill below:
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Excerpt Wednesday - "Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women" by Kittredge Cherry

Intern Intern - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This Wednesday we’ve pulled our quote from Kittredge Cherry’s Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women, an intriguing portrait of Japanese womanhood that offers linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere. Read More


Review: Womansword by Kittredge Cherry

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Check out Tofugu's well researched and thorough review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Tofugu!  Read More


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