"The Japan Times" review 'A Shameful Life'

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 12, 2018

A journey to hell with Osamu Dazai, Japan’s ultimate bad boy novelist. Damian Flanagan dives into the new translation by Mark Gibeau of this classic by Osamu Dazai, A Shameful Life: Ningen Shikkaku  Read More


OtakuUSA speaks with Frederik L. Schodt and others to celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th Birthday

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 05, 2018

To celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th birthday, OtakuUSA's Danica Davidson spoke with Frederik L. Schodt, Jared Cook, and a bunch of publishers who have helped to bring the God of Manga's work out in English. Read More


'My Year of Dirt and Water' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 29, 2018

We are pleased to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More



Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez, illustrated by Jun Hazuki

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana

by Kiyomi Ogawa, Edited by Orrin Cummins

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

by Judith Clancy

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


My Year of Dirt and Water

by Tracy Franz

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

The Anime Encyclopedia

by Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy

Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

China Survival Guide

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.

The Haiku Apprentice

by Abigail Friedman

Discover the beauty of haiku in this poetic memoir of life abroad.


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