by Alexander Jacoby
A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.
by Donald Richie
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
by Donna George Storey
An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure.
Haiku tell the story of the poet Basho and the diaries he wrote while walking throughout Japan in the 1600s.
by Hisao Inagaki
A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.
by Osamu Dazai, translated by Mark Gibeau
A new translation of one of the greatest works of postwar Japanese literature, acutely capturing modern anxiety and alienation.
by Amy Chavez
Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!
by Matsuo Basho
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
Sir Ernest Satow
The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West.
by Gregory Shepherd & Ruben LF Habito
From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.
by Patrick Drazen
A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.
by Larry and Qin Herzberg
Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!
Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice.
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
by Jing Liu
This fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!
by Gil Asakawa
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.