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Review: JQ Magazine reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 25, 2016

Excited to share the great review from JQ Magazine of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse.  Read More


Review: The Osamu Tezuka on Publishers Weekly list of Best Summer Books

Michael Palmer - Friday, April 22, 2016

We are excited to share that The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, translated by Frederik L. Schodt has been selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of 2016.  Read More


Foundations of Chinese Civilization Excerpt

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 22, 2016

We're excited to share an excerpt from the upcoming Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE—220 CE).  Read More


Review: The Osamu Tezuka Story Reviewed by Clutter Magazine

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 22, 2016

Earlier this week, Clutter Magazine gave The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime a great review and deemed it "a must for any fan of vintage manga and Japanese pop culture."  Read More


Donald Richie: The legacy of an entrenched view from Stephen Mansfield for The Japan Times

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 18, 2016

Two days ago The Japan Times ran Stephen Mansfield's touching tribute to the brilliant Donald Richie and his 60 years living in, loving and writing about Japan. Through the years we've published many of his books, most of which are mentioned in this article—with the most recent being a reprint of the infamous The Inland Sea.  Read More


Review: Foundations of Chinese Civilization reviewed by the Portland Book Review

Michael Palmer - Friday, April 15, 2016

The Portland Book Review has generously given Jing Liu's Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE – 220 CE), the first in the 5 volume Understanding China Through Comics Series 4 out of 5 stars!  Read More


Review: The Silver Spoon by Kansuke Naka reviewed by San Francisco Book Review

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great news! The San Francisco Book Review has just given a 5 star review to the Japanese literature classic The Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan by Kansuke Naka, translated by Hiroaki Sato.  Read More


Talking Chinese History in the Classroom

Thomas Joel - Monday, April 11, 2016

Good friend, talented artist, and author of Foundations of Chinese Civilization Jing Liu recently spoke to 21 kindergarten and first grade students at The Peregrine School in Davis, CA about Chinese history.  Read More


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


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