In the Woods of Memory
by Shun Medoruma, Translated by Takuma Sminkey, Afterword by Kyle Ikeda
A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.
Native American in the Land of the Shogun
by Frederik L. Schodt
The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.
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.