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Eve Kushner on Kyle Ikeda, Okinawan literature, and kanji

Intern Intern - Monday, October 16, 2017

Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda spoke this past Saturday about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Read More

Los Altos Town Crier features 'The Little Exile' author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, September 22, 2017

In this Los Altos Town Crier article, The Little Exile author Jeanette Arakawa talks about living inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII and discusses how she turned these experiences into a powerfully evocative memoir. Read More

US-China Review on the 'Understanding China Through Comics' series

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The latest edition of US-China Review features a helpful review of our Understanding China Through Comics series–much appreciated! Read More

Hippocampus Magazine review of Arakawa's "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hippocampus Magazine recently reviewed Jeanette Arakawa's poignant new book, The Little Exile, which relates the WWII Japanese-American internment experience through the eyes of an innocent young girl.
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GaijinPot's List of 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside of Tokyo

Intern Intern - Friday, August 18, 2017

It seems like a significant bulk of Japanese novels take place in Tokyo, and with due cause: not only is it the capital, it's home to by far the largest population in Japan. However, there's more to Japan than Tokyo.  Read More

Gil Asakawa reviews "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Gil Asakawa, SBP author of Being Japanese American, wrote an insightful review of Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exilethanks Gil! 
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All The Anime review of Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jasper Sharp of All The Anime recently wrote an eloquent and insightful review of Donald Richie's classic travel memoir The Inland Sea. Thanks Jasper!  Read More

The Mercury News interviews "The Little Exile" author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

In this Mercury News article, Jeanette Arakawa, author of The Little Exile, talks about her childhood experiences: being stigmatized after Pearl Harbor, the subsequent loss of her family's home and business, her time inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII, and the impact this experience had on the rest of her life. Read More

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviews "Womansword" and "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviewed two of our newer titles–Womansword and Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun–delving into both books and culling out some very interesting observations. Much appreciated!  Read More

​Kids' Book Buzz review of "Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Kids' Book Buzz reviewed the third volume in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Yuan Dynasty (907–1368), giving it 5 out of 5 stars! 
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