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Defying the Western Narrative — Interview with Janet Pocorobba for DIY MFA

Michael Palmer - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba, author of the incredible new memoir The Fourth String speaks with DIY MFA on her new book as well as how to defy writing structures both in the classroom and on the page. Read More


Rescuing a Symbol of Peace, an interview with T.K. Nakagaki with The State of Belief

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

The State Of Belief with Dr. Welton Gaddy sat down with Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross about the misappropriation of the swastika by the Nazis, overturning its long history as a symbol of peace in Asian religions. Can its original meaning ever be reclaimed?
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DW interviews Understanding China Through Comics author, Jing Liu on history and comics

Michael Palmer - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Check out this interview with Understanding China Through Comics series author, Jing Liu as he discusses with Germany's DW about the importance of bring the history of China to a larger audience and what the fundamental difference is between Eastern and Western philosophy. Read More


OtakuUSA interviews Amy Chavez on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 09, 2018

A big thank you to Danica Davidson at OtakuUSA Magazine for taking the time to interview Amy Chavez on her new book Amy's Guide to best Behavior in Japan.   Read More


Bestselling Author Hanya Yanagihara recommends 'Evening Clouds' by Junzo Shono

Thomas Joel - Friday, February 09, 2018

In this Guardian Q&A, bestselling author of A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara names one of our titles, Evening Clouds by Junzo Shono, as her go-to book gift. We couldn't agree more!  Read More


Exclusive Interview: Award-winning translator Hiroaki Sato on literary translation and 'The Silver Spoon'

Thomas Joel - Friday, January 26, 2018

Fresh from winning one of the two 2017-2018 Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prizes for his English translation of Kansuke Naka's classic Japanese memoir The Silver Spoonwe sat down with renowned translator, poet and author Hiroaki Sato to discuss his particular approach to translating literary works from Japanese into English.
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