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Amy Chavez starts "Politeness Marathon," tips on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 05, 2019

Interested in diving deeper into the intricacies of Japanese culture? Amy Chavez, author of Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan is beginning a "Politeness Marathon" over on her facebook page. The series will dive deeper into the culture of Japanese manners. Read More

'Oh, Tama!' by Mieko Kanai available now

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 29, 2019

We are proud to announce that, Oh, Tama!: A Mejiro Novel by Mikeo Kanai, translated by Tomoko Aoyama and Paul McCarthy is now available from your favorite book retailer.  Read More

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