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Kyoto Journal Review: "Tokio Whip" by Arturo Silva

Intern Intern - Monday, February 20, 2017

The latest issue of the Kyoto Journal includes an eloquent, spot-on review of Tokio Whip by Arturo Silva. Your insights are much appreciated, thanks Kyoto Journal!

"Tokio Whip exults in a discovery that every Tokyoite makes: that the constant sense of disorientation created by a city of such vastness and variety can offer a giddy form of liberation; that one can find oneself in being lost.”—Kyoto Journal 

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Valentines Day Excerpt: Haiku, Tanka, and Japanese Free Verse Poetry on Love

Intern Intern - Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate love and to reflect upon the meaning that it, in its many nuances, luminously bestows upon us.  Read More

Giveaway: Understanding China Through Comics vol. 2

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907) via Goodreads! Explore one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification.  Read More

The Japan Times Review: "Womansword" by Kittredge Cherry

Intern Intern - Monday, February 06, 2017

The Japan Times just wrote an eloquent and thoroughly incisive review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Sophie Knight of The Japan Times! Read More

Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Friday, February 03, 2017

This past month was full of interesting articles and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. In case you missed any, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from the current state of Chinese science fiction and art to the perturbing relevance of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII to America’s contemporary political situation. Catch up below:
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