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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


Review: 2 new reviews for Japaneseness

Michael Palmer - Friday, May 27, 2016

Excited to announced that two new reviews of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse have come in. Thanks so much to Andrew Joseph of the blog It's A Wonderful Rife and Midwest Book Review for taking the time to share their thoughts on the publication of Japaneseness. You can check out both reviews below:  Read More


Giveaway: Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamkuse

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We've partnered up with Japan Realm once again to give away 5 copies of our new book Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse. Read More


Review: Library Journal on Jing Liu's "Foundations of Chinese Civilization"

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We are very excited to share a new review from Library Journal's Graphic Novel Department of Jing Liu's Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1): The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE). Check out the review below or click this link to head over to LibraryJournal.com.  Read More


Review: The Comics Grinder finds heart in "Foundations of Chinese Civilization" by Jing Liu

Michael Palmer - Monday, May 16, 2016

Big thanks to Henry Chamberlain over at The Comics Grinder for this short and sweet review of Jing Liu's Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1): The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE)  Read More


Events: Oakland and Bay Area Bookfest!

Michael Palmer - Friday, May 13, 2016

Summer is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area which means the arrival of both the Oakland and Bay Area Book Festivals! We will be attending both so please stop by and say hello!  Read More


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