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Making Sense of Natural Disasters with 'Hojoki'

Intern Intern - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The hurricanes that in the past few months have ravaged Texas, Florida, eastern Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean have left vast regions swamped and in anguish. Massive earthquakes continue to pummel Mexico.  Read More

Eve Kushner on Kyle Ikeda, Okinawan literature, and kanji

Intern Intern - Monday, October 16, 2017

Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda spoke this past Saturday about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in the San Francisco Bay Area.  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


Upcoming Event: Kyle Ikeda discusses Okinawan literature & Shun Medoruma's 'In The Woods of Memory'

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bay Area people! Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda will be speaking about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in Emeryville, CA on October 14th.  Read More


Los Altos Town Crier features 'The Little Exile' author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, September 22, 2017

In this Los Altos Town Crier article, The Little Exile author Jeanette Arakawa talks about living inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII and discusses how she turned these experiences into a powerfully evocative memoir. Read More


'The Four Immigrants' musical is up for 10 theater awards!

Intern Intern - Friday, September 22, 2017

The hit musical The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga, adapted from Stone Bridge Press' title The Four Immigrants Manga, was recognized as a finalist TEN TIMES for the 2017 Theatre Bay Area Awards. Congratulations! Read More


US-China Review on the 'Understanding China Through Comics' series

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The latest edition of US-China Review features a helpful review of our Understanding China Through Comics series–much appreciated! Read More


Hippocampus Magazine review of Arakawa's "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hippocampus Magazine recently reviewed Jeanette Arakawa's poignant new book, The Little Exile, which relates the WWII Japanese-American internment experience through the eyes of an innocent young girl.
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Okinawa vs. the US Military: A Big Controversy on a Small Island

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Japan and the United States are two nations with a longstanding military alliance. No country hosts more US troops than Japan, and nowhere in Japan are there more US bases than on the island of Okinawa. Naturally, this has caused more than a little friction between the people of Okinawa and the US and Japanese governments. 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


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