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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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The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, writing that it's "a book which can be returned to as both aesthetically pleasing and as a reference for some of the world’s most renowned gardens."
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Cultural Reflections in Japanese and American Cinema

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If art is the backbone of culture, the underlying essence that reflects and informs how life is experienced, then exploring the nuanced and often drastic distinctions between the art of different regions can reveal collective perceptions of the human experience and the world at large.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: "Green Tea Living" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Summer is upon us, and it's going to be a hot one! This is a good thing, of course, so long as you take the necessary precautions to prevent the sunshine from spoiling your skin and fun. In light of this, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Toshimi A. Kayaki’s “Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness”, a book that Eco-Libris recommends “for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly." Read More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in The New York Times

Intern Intern - Friday, June 02, 2017

Congratulations to Marc Peter Keane for having his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, featured in The New York Times! Read More


The Japan Times book review: "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

The Japan Times recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, lauding it as a "gorgeous photo book" that "carefully considers" the aesthetics of Japanese gardens – much appreciated! Read More


Tofugu speaks with SBP author and translator Fred Schodt

Intern Intern - Monday, May 15, 2017

In this interview, Tofugu chats with SBP author, translator, and interpreter Frederik Schodt. Fred is known for working closely with the “God of Manga” himself, Osamu Tezuka, as a translator and interpreter. He is also one of the first writers to help bring manga to the western world with his landmark book, Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese ComicsRead More


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