SBP Blog

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

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