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Goodreads Giveaway: "The Little Exile" by Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, June 02, 2017

Win a free copy of The Little Exile, the new, highly acclaimed memoir about a young girl's experiences in a Japanese American internment camp. Read More

The SF Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho review "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

Everyone's talking about Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exile, including the San Francisco Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho, all of which have reviewed the book over the past week. Here's a little taste of each review. Read More

8asians Book Review: "The Little Exile" by Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, May 19, 2017

8asians, the collaborative online publication that features original, diverse commentary by Asians from around the world, recently reviewed Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exile – much appreciated!
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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

Excerpt Wednesday: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With the release of Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory on the horizon, we thought it would be apt to pull this week's excerpt from the novel, a book Foreword Reviews lauds as "a subtle yet intense and multilayered portrait of Okinawa during World War II and into the twenty-first century."  Read More

Foreword Reviews: "In the Woods of Memory"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 05, 2017

Foreword Reviews recently put out a thorough and perceptive book review of In The Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma – much appreciated! Read More

Jeanette Arakawa to talk about her new memoir "The Little Exile" in Palo Alto

Intern Intern - Monday, April 24, 2017

Jeanette Arakawa, author of "The Little Exile", will be speaking about her new memoir in Palo Alto on Saturday May 20th and Saturday June 3rd at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple.  Read More

"The Four Immigrants Manga" - A Musical Drama

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

One of our titles, "The Four Immigrants Manga", the first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel, is being adapted into a musical by playwright and composer Min Kahng. It will be playing in Mountain View this summer from July 12 through August 6 – very exciting! Read More

Fujifilm reinvention story featured on "Inside The Storm"

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Season 2 episode 2 of Inside The Storm goes into the inner workings of Fujifilm's reinvention and success transitioning out of photograph film and camera products in order to survive a changing market. The episode was inspired by Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori's recently Stone Bridge Press published book. Innovating Out Of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing  Read More

​ Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine in Homare Endo's "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

Epoch Times just wrote an important article on the disturbingly inhuman tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1948 Siege of Changchun, who encircled the city, cut off all supplies, and forced thousands upon thousands of civilians to starve to death.  Read More

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