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The Japan Times reviews 'Forty-Seven Samurai'

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 18, 2019

"Hiroaki Sato weaves a rich portrait of a paradoxical society governed by value systems vastly different to our own." Read More


Author Doris Bargen blurbs 'Forty Seven Samurai'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 23, 2019

Doris G. Bargen, Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ōgai and Natsume Sōseki (2006) has contributed her thoughts on Hiroaki Sato's upcoming analysis of the story of the Forty-Seven Samurai.  Read More


Pullitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Forrest Gander blurbs 'Forty-Seven Samurai

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 16, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer/poet, Forrest Gander has provided his thoughts on Hiroaki Sato's, Forty-Seven Samurai  Read More


New Book Announcement: Hiroaki Sato's 'Forty-Seven Samurai'

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 15, 2019

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.  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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