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Flash Fiction Series - Submissions wanted!

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 14, 2016

Submit your short stories to Flash Fiction Fridays now and get your story published!
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Book Announcement: Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Pre order the book here

“A provocative guide to the values and virtues of the Japanese Spirit" 

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Frederik L. Schodt on translating manga

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Frederik L. Schodt, translator of the upcoming Osamu Tezuka Story talks to Word Literature Today on the world of translating manga. Read More


Review: Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea" in The National Post

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

This morning we were alerted to a wonderful look back on Donald Richie's work and the new pressing we did of his most classic work The Inland Sea in The National Post. Read the feature below and pick up a copy of The Inland Sea here.  Read More


Giveaway: Enter to win "The Silver Spoon," a classic work of Japanese literature

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 29, 2016

Hey lovers of Japanese literature! We are giving away 4 copies of Kansuke Naka's classic The Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan through Goodreads! All you have to do to enter is have a Goodreads account and click enter below. :) Read More


Review: Forbes thoughts on the preview of The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 22, 2016

Very excited to share the first reactions from Forbes to the sample preview of  The Osamu Tezuka Story by Toshio Ban & Tezuka productions, translated by the great Frederik L. Schodt!
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Video: Gilles Poitras on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today"

Michael Palmer - Friday, February 12, 2016

Check out this recent talk with our Anime Companion author on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today" that he gave at the San Francisco Public Library on February 9th, 2016.  Read More


Kyoto giveaway winner announcement!

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We are so happy to announce the winner of our Kyoto book and DVD giveaway that we did with RocketNews24Read More


Book Giveaway: Forget Valentines Day, Stay Indoors with Anime

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We are holding a really neat Valentine's Day anime book giveaway with our friends over at Japan Realm. Check out the details below to find out how to enter. It's super easy!!!! :) Read More


Review: Midwest Book Review reviews The Silver Spoon by Kansuke Naka

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 25, 2016

Today we got some good news from Midwest Book Review telling us that Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan by Kansuke Naka, translated by Hiroaki Sato was reviewed in their Reviewer's Bookwatch section. Thanks so much to MBR and reviewer Michael Carson for the kind words.  Read More


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