On Kenji Miyazawa’s 'Milky Way Railroad': A Fantasia of Self-Realization

Intern Intern - Friday, March 16, 2018

Milky Way Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru) is generally considered by critics and readers alike to be Kenji Miyazawa’s masterpiece of children’s literature. Nevertheless, despite its general popularity, numerous printings, and seemingly accessible view of the afterlife, it remains one of Miyazawa’s most difficult works to understand. Read More

Interview: Jeanette Arakawa talks "The Little Exile" on NBC's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa

Intern Intern - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stone Bridge Press author Jeanette Arakawa appeared on NBC's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa to discuss her new Japanese internment memoir The Little Exile and the process of writing these memories out into a narrative.
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The International Examiner reviews 'The Little Exile' by Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Monday, March 12, 2018

The International Examiner just penned an insightful review of Jeanette Arakawa's WWII Japanese internment memoir The Little Exile, calling it "an evocative excursion into a young person’s life being drastically inverted." Much appreciated!  Read More

Tokio Whip

by Arturo Silva

A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.

Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

by Homare Endo; translated by Michael Brase

An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 


The Osamu Tezuka Story

by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions, Frederik L. Schodt (Translator)

A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

A Glossary of Zen Terms

by Hisao Inagaki

Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice

Crazy for Kanji

by Eve Kushner

Nearly one hundred carnivals of kanji fun, including puzzles, amazing facts, and even kanji sudoku!

Innovating Out Of Crisis

by Shigetaka Komori

CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed, with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere


by Lafcadio Hearn

Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.

The Silver Spoon

by Kansuke Naka

Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Japanese Garden Notes

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