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Excerpt Wednesday: "Green Tea Living" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Summer is upon us, and it's going to be a hot one! This is a good thing, of course, so long as you take the necessary precautions to prevent the sunshine from spoiling your skin and fun. In light of this, 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


Excerpt Wednesday: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With the release of Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory on the horizon, we thought it would be apt to pull this week's excerpt from the novel, a book Foreword Reviews lauds as "a subtle yet intense and multilayered portrait of Okinawa during World War II and into the twenty-first century."  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - "Other Side River: Free Verse"

Intern Intern - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from one of our poetry collections, Other Side River, a collection of Japanese poems featuring the work of 36 modern Japanese women poets, all of whom write in an "imported" Western verse form and astonishes us with their diverse viewpoints, rhythms, themes, and insights.
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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


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


Excerpt Wednesday - "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the second of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!" Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: Foundations of Chinese Civilization by Jing Liu

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the first of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!"
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Excerpt Wednesday: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from our upcoming novel, In the Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma, which was featured in the latest issue of The Asia-Pacific Journal.  Read More


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


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


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