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New Stone Bridge Press Catalog 2017-2018

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 23, 2017

We're very excited to finally be able to share our new 2017-2018 catalog featuring our new and upcoming titles!  Read More


“Fall Into Haiku”: A Seasonal Poetry Celebration in Albany, California

Intern Intern - Monday, October 09, 2017

“Real haiku is the soul of poetry. Anything that is not actually present in one's heart is not haiku. The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows. There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon. This is the essence of haiku.”  Read More


The Meticulous Art of Traditional Japanese Woodworking

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Japan is a country with one foot eagerly frolicking in modernity and the other firmly planted in tradition. While it produces some of the most advanced technologies, from artificially intelligent androids and computers to virtual reality entertainment and bleeding edge electronics, it also cherishes steadfast traditions and preserves its centuries-old wooden buildings and furniture.   Read More


Keeping Kyoto Timeless: Restoring and Preserving Kyoto’s Traditional Machiya

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Japan’s ancient imperial city and former capital, Kyoto captures the country’s rich cultural history and abounds with relics and monuments of Japan’s long and storied past.  Read More


8 fascinating facts about job interviews in China

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

In this article, Stefan Verstappen, SBP author of Chinese Business Etiquette, offers some quick tips on how to nail a job interview in China: http://ow.ly/fitj30e5lGQ
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Otakon welcomes writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Baltimore anime convention Otakon has added writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts to their lineup!  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


​Happy Tanabata: Festival of the Stars

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Tanabata everyone! Read More


Event: Marc Peter Keane will speak at The Japanese Garden Training Center

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Renowned landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane will be speaking about Japanese garden aesthetics and his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, at The Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland on August 26th.  Read More


JQ Magazine review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marc Peter Keane, author of Japanese Garden Notes, was featured in GQ Magazine!
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