"Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator"

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 19, 2019

This intriguing article from Louise George Kittaka for The Japan Times sheds a little light on the struggles of bringing some of the greatest literary works from around the world to an English speaking audience. Our publisher, Peter Goodman weighs in as well.  Read More


New Book Announcement: Hiroaki Sato's 'Forty-Seven Samurai'

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 15, 2019

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.  Read More


'China Smart' reviewed by The Manhattan Book Review

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

5/5 "An invaluable resource for travelers to China as well as those who want to learn more about the country in a succinct format without having the need to page through dry and dense history tomes." Read More



Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez, illustrated by Jun Hazuki

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart

by Larry Herzberg

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Oh, Tama!

by Mieko Kanai, Translated by Tomoko Aoyama, Translated by Paul McCarthy

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

The Fourth String

by Janet Pocorobba

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

The Osamu Tezuka Story

by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions, Frederik L. Schodt (Translator)

A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

Crazy for Kanji

by Eve Kushner

A passionate and playful guide to kanji that examines characters from every angle for an in-depth understanding.


Mobile Suit Gundam

by Yoshiyuki Tomino Frederik L. Schodt Mark Simmons

The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)

by Jing Liu

The fourth volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's move to modernization!

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