Red Lanterns

TOKYO JUNKIE

Follow Robert Whiting as he watches Tokyo transform during the 1964 Olympics, rubs shoulders with the Yakuza and comes face to face with the city’s dark underbelly, and learns how politics and sports collide to produce a cultural landscape unlike any other.

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My Heart Sutra

My Heart Sutra

By Frederik L. Schodt

A cultural and personal journey into the famous sutra that teaches "form is emptiness; and emptiness is form."

Forty-Seven Samurai

Forty-Seven Samurai

by Hiroaki Sato

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.

Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu

Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu

by Xu Xu, translated by Frederik H. Green

Works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced...

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

by Steve Alpert

A unique behind-the-scenes look at Japanese business and how the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki were introduced to the world.

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