E-Books

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar


Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Sake Confidential


An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.


The Book of Tea


An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.

A String of Flowers, Untied...


A new translation of the most lyrical moments from Japan's great classical romance.

The Art of Setting Stones


Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.

The Astro Boy Essays


A tribute to Japan's God of Manga by his long-time American friend and translator. Includes rare, full-color, original Astro Boy Astro Boy art!

Tokio Whip


A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.

A Diplomat in Japan


The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West

Hojoki


A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.

Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun


An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors


A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.

A Straight Road with 99 Curves


From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics


Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.

Amorous Woman


An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure. 

Anime Classics Zettai!


The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.

Anime Explosion!


A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.

Asia Shock


A fan's guide to the weirdest, scariest films from Asian masters.

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)


The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

Basho's Narrow Road


A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Being Japanese American


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

Business Passport to Japan


A fresh, interactive approach to working in 21st-century Japan, filled with insight and examples.

China Survival Guide


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

Chinese Business Etiquette


A compact reference for anyone working in China or with the Chinese. Avoid mistakes and do things right and polite!

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings


A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again


“[Wes “Scoop” Nisker] delivers zen zingers with Borscht Belt timing.”—The New York Times


Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)


The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Dreamland Japan


The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art


Two volumes of the essential and definitive survey of Chinese and Japanese art in one book.

Evening Clouds


A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.

Exploring Kyoto


The essential guidebook to exploring Kyoto on foot, revised and updated!

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)


A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history

Green Tea Living


Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.


Hidden Buddhas


A startling new novel from the author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki.

Humphrey the Lost Whale


The heartwarming true story of a wrong-way humpback whale who is helped and cheered back to freedom in San Francisco.


I Wait For The Moon


Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.

In the Woods of Memory


A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.

Innovating Out Of Crisis


CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed, with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere

Japanese Beyond Words


A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.

Japaneseness


 

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."

 

J-Boys


J-Boys presents an appealing depiction of young boys in mid-1960s Tokyo, a time of lingering social & cultural recovery.

Kwaidan


Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide


Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

Light from the East


Important and inspiring teachings of Asian wisdom in a single, accessible volume.

Little Adventures in Tokyo


An updated edition of what AsiaPacific magazine calls "The best insiders' guide to Tokyo."

Milky Way Railroad


One night, alone on a hilltop, a young boy is swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way. A classic in Japan, this tender fable is a book of great wisdom, offering insight into the afterlife.


Naikan


A unique blend of the spiritual and psychological to help you examine your life, renew your relationships, and reshape your future.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun


The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.

One Hot Summer in Kyoto


The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees...

Persona


A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.


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