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The Osamu Tezuka Story makes Crunchyroll Favorite Anime and Manga of 2016 list

Michael Palmer - Friday, January 27, 2017

Thanks to the Crunchyroll staff, writers, and contributors who shared their favorite anime and manga from the past year! And a big thanks to Evan Minto who included The Osamu Tezuka Story in his list of top manga for 2016. :) Read More

Giveaway: Kanji Box!

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 23, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Kanji Box via Goodreads! Bold, visual, profound, symbolic: Japanese kanji characters communicate powerful graphic messages that look great on skin, walls, stationery, T-shirts, and more.  Read More

Flash Fiction: Okaeri!

Intern Intern - Friday, January 20, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This month's piece comes from landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane and tells the tale of a man's uncanny encounter with the absurdity of his life and life in general.  
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Excerpt Wednesday - "Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In light of the new year and all the resolutions that come along with it, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Toshimi A. Kayaki’s “Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness”, a book that Eco-Libris recommends “for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly." Read More

Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Friday, January 13, 2017

The past month has been full of interesting and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. Given this, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday to the environmental relevancy of early 20th century Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko. Catch up below: Read More

The Daily Nebraskan reviews "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Michael Palmer - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thank you to Evan Pille at the The Daily Nebraskan for his thoughtful review of Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun. Read the review below or check it out at The Daily Nebraskan website here.  Read More

Review: Seattle Book Review on vol. 2 of "Understanding China Through Comics"

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 09, 2017

A big thank you to The Seattle Book Review for giving 4.5 stars to Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty, the second volume in the Understanding China Through Comics Series.  Read More

Japan Times lists "Tokio Whip" in their 10 best books about Japan in 2016

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A big thanks to The Japan Times for including Arturo Silva's Tokio Whip on their "10 best books about Japan released in 2016" list.  Read More

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