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Poetry Roundup #1 - National Poetry Month

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

Can you believe it? National Poetry Month is already more than halfway over! Seeing as it's going by so quickly, we thought we'd round up the poems we've shared so far from our Japanese poetry collections. Here they are below:
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"The Four Immigrants Manga" - A Musical Drama

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

One of our titles, "The Four Immigrants Manga", the first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel, is being adapted into a musical by playwright and composer Min Kahng. It will be playing in Mountain View this summer from July 12 through August 6 – very exciting! Read More


SBP author and translator Frederik Schodt on manga and anime culture

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

Stone Bridge Press author and translator Frederik Schodt was in Tokyo in February to talk about his latest work, a 900-plus-page translation of a manga-form biography of legendary artist Tezuka Osamu. He also shared stories about his decades of work dedicated to sharing Japan’s manga and anime culture with the world.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: Ghost in the Shell passage from "The Anime Encyclopedia: 3rd Revised Edition"

Intern Intern - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

With all the talk surrounding the recent release of Ghost in the Shell, we thought it would be appropriate to pull this week's excerpt from The Anime Encyclopedia: 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation, particularly the entry which details everything you'd ever need to know about the cyberpunk world that Masamune Shirow created in his radically inventive manga and anime series. Read More


Fujifilm reinvention story featured on "Inside The Storm"

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Season 2 episode 2 of Inside The Storm goes into the inner workings of Fujifilm's reinvention and success transitioning out of photograph film and camera products in order to survive a changing market. The episode was inspired by Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori's recently Stone Bridge Press published book. Innovating Out Of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing  Read More


The School Library Journal Review: "The Osamu Tezuka Story"

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

The School Library Journal just gave a constructive and eloquent review of The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, praising its "amazingly extensive view of Tezuka's life" and recommending to "fans of manga and anime, as well as anyone interested in innovative people and the creative process." Much appreciated! 

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JQ Magazine Review: "Japanese Garden Notes" by Marc Peter Keane

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

Rashaad Jorden of JQ Magazine just reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design, lauding it as a book that "captures the elegance of such a calming place" – and we couldn't agree more. Much appreciated Rashaad! Read More


​ Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine in Homare Endo's "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

Epoch Times just wrote an important article on the disturbingly inhuman tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1948 Siege of Changchun, who encircled the city, cut off all supplies, and forced thousands upon thousands of civilians to starve to death.  Read More


SBP founder Peter Goodman on the future of book publishing

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

Stone Bridge Press founder and publishing whiz Peter Goodman attended the IBPA conference in Portland last week as the outgoing IBPA chair. One central point of discussion called for an industry summit to explore ways to improve the retail book-buying environment for consumers and make it more fair for nontraditional publishers. Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - "The Little Exile" by Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Wednesday, April 05, 2017

We're excited for the upcoming release of Jeanette Arakawa’s new memoir, The Little Exile, which hits bookstores May 17th. In anticipation, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from the memoir, a book journalist Sharon Noguchi says “should be required reading for every schoolchild and every U.S. government official.”  Read More


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