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The Japan Foundation Sydney Library review of "The Osamu Tezuka Story"

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 07, 2017

The Japan Foundation Sydney Library just reviewed The Osamu Tezuka Story, providing some cultural insights into manga and Tezuka's impact along the way. Much appreciated! Read More


"The Osamu Tezuka Story" won the 2016 Foreword INDIES award!

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

One of our books, The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, won the 2016 Foreword INDIES award in the Graphic Novels & Comics category!  Read More


​It's a Wonderful Rife review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 23, 2017

It's a Wonderful Rife reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel In the Woods of Memory, writing that it's "not just a book about different cultures, rather it’s a look inside the human psyche and how war is merely a part of the backdrop." Much appreciated! Read More


​The Japan Times review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan Times just reviewed Shun Medoruma's latest novel, In the Woods of Memory, writing that "in its unsparing squint into the darkest moments of human experience, this masterpiece of Okinawan literature continues to speak to us all." Much appreciated – we couldn't agree more! Read More


JQ Magazine review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marc Peter Keane, author of Japanese Garden Notes , was featured in GQ Magazine!
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The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, writing that it's "a book which can be returned to as both aesthetically pleasing and as a reference for some of the world’s most renowned gardens."
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​The Literary Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun" by Homare Endo

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Literary Review just wrote a piece on Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo – much appreciated!  Read More


Japan Times review: "Milky Way Railroad" by Kenji Miyazawa

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Japan Times reviewed one of our titles, Milky Way Railroad, writing that it "continues to resonate with powerful ideas, and remains an elemental work that lingers in the memory, full of unfinished musings and gorgeous imagery."  Read More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in The New York Times

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 02, 2017

Congratulations to Marc Peter Keane for having his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, featured in The New York Times! Read More


The SF Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho review "The Little Exile"

Thomas Joel - Friday, May 26, 2017

Everyone's talking about Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exile, including the San Francisco Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho, all of which have reviewed the book over the past week. Here's a little taste of each review. Read More


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