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Book Giveaway: Forget Valentines Day, Stay Indoors with Anime

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We held a really neat Valentine's Day anime book giveaway with our friends over at Japan Realm.  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


Hiroaki Sato featured in January 2016 issue of The London Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

August Kleinzahler on translator of Kansuke Naka's The Silver Spoon and many more, Hiroaki Sato in the January 2016 edition of The London Review of Books.   Read More


Contest: Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan”

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 11, 2016

We teamed up with RocketNews24 for a neat giveaway of our book "Exploring Kyoto: On Foot in the Ancient Capital" by Judith Clancy and the new "Kyoto: Heart of Japan" Documentary by Marty Gross Film Productions. Read More


A Holiday Card from Osamu Tezuka to Donald Duck creator Carl Banks

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Store: Japanese Literature Subscription, The Osamu Tezuka Story pre-order and more!

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 21, 2015

The Stone Bridge Online Store is now up! Check the Store tab on the top right of the page or click here! :)  Read More


Comics: Lai Tat Tat Wing Draws Hong Kong

Thomas Joel - Friday, December 18, 2015

In 2014 the Umbrella Revolution saw more than 100,000 people occupy main thoroughfares in Hong Kong to protest reforms that would allow the Chinese Communist Party effectively to pre-select candidates for election.  Read More


Japanese Animation Studies: 10 Books to Own

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 14, 2015

Big thanks to Andrew Osmond who included two Stone Bridge Press Books on his list of ten books to own on Anime research.  Read More


Book Announcement: Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE), the first book in the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series. Read More


Frederik Schodt on Shigeru Mizuki from "Dreamland Japan"

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 30, 2015

In light of the sad news of Shigeru Mizuki's passing we'd like to share an excerpt from Frederik L. Schodt's Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga on the famed manga creator.   Read More


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