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Eve Kushner on Kyle Ikeda, Okinawan literature, and kanji

Thomas Joel - 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

Thomas Joel - 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

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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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