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Review: Video, Podcast and Magazine reviews in for The Osamu Tezuka Story!

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 01, 2016

Happy Monday! We've been alerted to some new reviews of The Osamu Tezuka Story this morning! Check out the exciting coverage below.  Read More


San Francisco Book Review reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 18, 2016

Faith Lewis from the San Francisco Book Review has kindly taken a look at and reviewed Japaneseness: A guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse, calling it it “eye-opening… the perfect bedside book."  Read More


Love and allusion and soba.

Peter Goodman - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bantering over the details of a party, a film, the Songs Common to Dreams, Tokyo's history, the Names of Love.  Read More


Flash Fiction: The Hill of 500 Buddhas

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 08, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from KeKe Cribbs and was inspired by the possible spiritual symbolism of the black butterflies in Japan.  Read More


Arrival of The Osamu Tezuka Story!

Thomas Joel - Thursday, July 07, 2016

The Osamu Tezuka Story has arrived and will be available online and in stores on July 12! As our newsletter subscribers know, we were so excited to receive the first copy a couple of weeks ago that we just had to share a photo of the book in all its 928-page glory.  Read More


Review: The Asian Review of Books on Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, July 06, 2016

We are very excited to share a new review of Jing Liu's Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1): The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE) from the Asian Review of Books. Read the review below or check it out hereRead More


Flash Fiction: Close Encounters at Festival Time

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 17, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Darcy Petersen and was inspired by a collection of several awkward encounters she experienced as a naïve girl living and traveling in Japan.  Read More


Review: School Library Journal on "Foundations of Chinese Civilization" by Jing Liu

Thomas Joel - Thursday, June 16, 2016

We're very excited to share what School Library Journal has to say about Jing Liu's Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1): The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE)Read the review below or check it out hereRead More


Flash Fiction: Ah Matsushima! Twice is not enough

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 10, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Portland author R.J. Jim” Mockford and was inspired by old memories and recent travels to Japan’s most exotic and scenic areas after the tsunami of 2011.  Read More


Review: The Japan Times reviews "Japaneseness" by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Big thanks to Kris Kosaka over at  The Japan Times for the review of Yoji Yamakuse's Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtue  Read More


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