Japanese Buddhist T.K. Nakagaki sets out to educate West on swastika of good fortune

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 17, 2018

The Kyodo News profiles Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki's mission to educate the west on the origins of the Buddhist Swastika. His new book The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross gracefully explains this ancient symbols origins and how it was misappropriated by the forces of evil. Read More


Rightstuf dives into 'A Shameful Life', the new translation of Osamu Dazai's Ningen shikkaku

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 17, 2018

Thanks to Quinn at Rightstuf Anime for reviewing A Shameful Life, Mark Gibeau's new translation of the classic by Osamu Dazai. As a recurring character in the anime Bungo Stray Dogs, learn more about who this mysterious character is by reading his last and most famous work.  Read More


The difference between Mark Gibeau's and Donald Keene's translation of Osamu Dazai's 'Ningen Shikkaku'

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 10, 2018

A Shameful LifeMark Gibeau's new translation of the Osamu Dazai classic, Ningen shikkaku is finally available. But many are wondering how different is Gibeau's version from Donald Keene's 1948 translation, No Longer HumanRead More



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