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.

New Releases & Featured Titles

Yamamba

Yamamba

by Rebecca Copeland and Linda C. Ehrlich

Women, Magic, Wisdom: Explore a Japanese myth through the words and images of key scholars and artists.

Japan from Anime to Zen

Japan from Anime to Zen

By David Watts Barton

An accessible compendium of the most important aspects of Japanese arts, culture and history, for quick reference or a longer, in-depth read, for actual and armchair travelers alike.

Tokyo Junkie

Tokyo Junkie

By Robert Whiting

60 years of observation: an American journalist’s memoir about Tokyo’s modern urban transformation, its criminal underworld and, oh yes, baseball.

The Minamata Story

The Minamata Story

by Akiko Shimojima

The true story of how one Japanese village suffered and survived the mercury poisoning of its waters.

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JAPAN
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CHINA
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LANGUAGE
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LANGUAGE
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CULTURE
FOOD &
DESIGN
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LITERATURE
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FILM, ANIME
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