SBP Blog

HuffPost includes Understanding China Through Comics series in foreign policy education list

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 26, 2018

Jing Liu's Understanding China Through Comics series has made HuffPost's "5 Graphic Novels That Could Teach Indian Politicians Something About Foreign Policy" list!  Read More

OtakuUSA speaks with Frederik L. Schodt and others to celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th Birthday

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 05, 2018

To celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th birthday, OtakuUSA's Danica Davidson spoke with Frederik L. Schodt, Jared Cook, and a bunch of publishers who have helped to bring the God of Manga's work out in English. Read More

'How to Take a Japanese Bath' new edition

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Since its first publication in 1992, How to Take a Japanese Bath by Leonard Koren, with illustrations by Suehiro Maruo has become a curious classic, taking a simple (yet often incorrectly performed) activity and depicting it with a graphic, manga-style edge. Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

asian review of books stone bridge press wife Okinawan literature Anime/Manga/Comics History WWII Travel ritual min kahng tracy franz japan custom in the woods of memory Spirituality verticle comics Korea photography illustration frederik schodt author koun buddhism book asia sensei holocaust huffington post washington dc religion t.k. nakagaki understandind china through comics Basho's Narrow Road World War II drinking in japan amy chavez VIZ China donald keene tea garden gaijin pot author event japanese culture Chinese culture my year of dirt and water swastika publishing Japanese holidays damian flanagan osamu dazai Chinese history henry kiyama literary prize what do in japan 1960's Japan The Colorado Review matcha Ukiyo-e author signing world literature today Chiune Sugihara Basho zazen Art/Design hiroaki sato Japanese aesthetics yukio mishima eating in japan the buddhist swastika internment Christianity in Japan classic tea book review amys guide to best behavior in japan Year of the Dog japanese classic zen Nikolas Bunton jing liu the hidden writer Olympics japan today poetry of consciousness gaijinpot tricycle magazine visitor zen monk japan guide Language books green tea peace purification Chinese New Year Children's Literature behavior china history mark gibeau chinese comics a shameful life university of chicago nazi center of east asian studies Second World War journal' monks wife bookstore japanese drunk book blurb monk wife non-fiction comic history japanese customs nara japanese travel haiku Coming of Age Day shamisen japan etiquette travel Japan giajin the fourth string PEN AWARD hitler musical publicity book tour bowing in japan kyoto Shoah buddhist Japanese literature anime tokyo dark horse jared cook japan restaurant book hoarding Tokyo Olympics AAS stone bridge cafe william f sibley expat 2020 Olympics journal takuma sminkey kansuke naka Japan Culture japanese people japanese etiquette Children's Books etiquette buddhist swastika Asian Studies review monks wife japan memoir astrology new books huffpost new york japanese travel to japan memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist rachel manley guide hooked cross the silver spoon the japan times ningen shikkaku suehiro maruo pottery Poetry osaka haibun Korea janet pocorobba danica davidson Christianity graphic novels Translation japanese bath Alexandra Johnson otakuusa Chinese Astrology student teacher reviews 1960s Korea award blurb how to travel in japan osamu tezuka photography book signing shun medoruma tk nakagaki michael emmerich literature literary review politics and prose announcement Interview how to order in japan classic japanese literature Japanese art World War Two japanese book four immigrants fred schodt leonard koren diary memoir monk journal of a zen monks wife in japan manners book publicity Spring Festival seppuku gratitude in japan how to author tour tourist eastern and western philosophy disney japan travel suicide japan food no longer human UCLA manga polite