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Stone Bridge Press' Holiday Gift Bundles!

Intern Intern - Friday, October 27, 2017

We are happy to announce some new holiday gift bundles to the Stone Bridge Press webstore! Read More


Announcing Fall 2017 Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dear friends: We are happy to announce our forthcoming titles for Fall of 2017. Read More


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviews "Womansword" and "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviewed two of our newer titles–Womansword and Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun–delving into both books and culling out some very interesting observations. Much appreciated!  Read More


The Japan Times Review: "Womansword" by Kittredge Cherry

Intern Intern - Monday, February 06, 2017

The Japan Times just wrote an eloquent and thoroughly incisive review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Sophie Knight of The Japan Times! Read More


Giveaway: Kanji Box!

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 23, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Kanji Box via Goodreads! Bold, visual, profound, symbolic: Japanese kanji characters communicate powerful graphic messages that look great on skin, walls, stationery, T-shirts, and more.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - "Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women" by Kittredge Cherry

Intern Intern - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This Wednesday we’ve pulled our quote from Kittredge Cherry’s Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women, an intriguing portrait of Japanese womanhood that offers linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere. Read More


Review: Womansword by Kittredge Cherry

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Check out Tofugu's well researched and thorough review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Tofugu!  Read More


Kyoto Journal features Japanese Garden Notes excerpt + two SBP book reviews

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 14, 2016

We feel very grateful to Kyoto Journal this month as they have included three of our books in their latest issue. Kyoto Journal issue #87 includes an exclusive look at several pages from the upcoming book Japanese Garden Notesa personal journey through one hundred of Japan’s best gardens, led by renowned garden designer and author Marc Peter Keane. Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - “Kanji Box: Japanese Character Collection" by Shogo Oketani & Leza Lowitz

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, November 02, 2016

This Wednesday’s excerpt comes from Shogo Oketani and Leza Lowitz’s new book, “Kanji Box: Japanese Character Collection.” Bold, visual, profound, symbolic: Japanese kanji characters communicate powerful graphic messages that look great on skin, walls, stationery, T-shirts, and more.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday – Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse, a book that The Japan Times noted as “valuable for the way it lets us look at humanity through a specific cultural lens.” Indeed, the true beauty of Japaneseness lies in its ability to gracefully unfurl Japanese culture to reveal the country’s values, manners, and ethics. 
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