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Excerpt Wednesday: 3 tips to start enjoying Japanese Sake

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This week's excerpt comes from Sake Confidential: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Understanding, Tasting, Selection, and Enjoyment by John Gauntner, a book the The New York Times named "a superb, easy-to-swallow overview of this fascinating, complex and subtle beverage, offered with pith and clarity." Read More


Interview (Japanese): Fred Schodt on "The Osamu Tezuka Story"

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 04, 2016

Fred Schodt, translator of the upcoming Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime visited Tezuka Productions (Co-Author of the book) and spoke about undertaking the translation of the massive book.  Read More


Flash Fiction: What’s Shiba Inu?

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 01, 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 Berkeley author Mindela Ruby and was inspired by several adorably alert dogs she encountered last year while hiking the Nakasendo Trail near Magome and the Philosophers' Path in Kyoto.  Read More


Excerpt: The Inland Sea by Donald Richie

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This month Stone Bridge Press announced its first Flash Fiction Series call for submissions based around travel writing in Japan. You can read more about what, why, when, who and how on the announcement page in our blog.  Read More


Interview: Frederik L. Schodt speaks with OtakuUSA about The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Friday, March 18, 2016

A great interview with Frederik L. Schodt on the upcoming Stone Bridge Press title The Osamu Tezuka Story, which he will be translating. Fred really pinpoints the importance of Tezuka in Japan and the rest of the world as well as his uniqueness of character. 
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Media Roundup

Thomas Joel - Friday, March 18, 2016

The past week has been filled with all sorts of interesting and important news stories. We’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from upcoming productions to the lingering effects of Japan’s 3/11 earthquake and tsunami. Take a look below. Read More


Events: Leza Lowitz book tour!

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 14, 2016

Leza Lowitz, author of Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Charkas, Yoga Poems, Yoga Heart and her new Penguin Random House book Up From the Sea is coming to bookstores near you to speak on her journey to motherhood and her time in Japan. Read More


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


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