SBP Blog

​The Japan Times review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan Times just reviewed Shun Medoruma's latest novel, In the Woods of Memory, writing that "in its unsparing squint into the darkest moments of human experience, this masterpiece of Okinawan literature continues to speak to us all." Much appreciated – we couldn't agree more! Read More


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


The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga

Intern Intern - Monday, June 12, 2017

One of our titles, The  Four Immigrants Manga written by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama and translated into English by Frederik L. Schodt, is being adapted into a musical! It premiers at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto on July 12th and will run through August 6th. Read More


​The Literary Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun" by Homare Endo

Intern Intern - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Literary Review just wrote a piece on Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo – much appreciated!  Read More


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!
 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


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


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana


Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto


This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


My Year of Dirt and Water


Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

literary review giajin t.k. nakagaki Olympics new york religion student teacher hiroaki sato China Chiune Sugihara announcement haiku peace asian review of books Language yukio mishima manga PEN AWARD comic history world literature today Basho's Narrow Road amy chavez leonard koren fred schodt ancient symbols author signing tea garden Poetry etiquette four immigrants Basho Tokyo Olympics photography kyodo news diary Chinese Astrology suehiro maruo monk Children's Literature publicity japan custom musical sensei japan guide my year of dirt and water classic suicide book publicity stone bridge cafe washington dc koun nara eastern and western philosophy gratitude in japan expat History swastika japan etiquette blurb china history japanese etiquette book Chinese culture the fourth string The Colorado Review journal of a zen monks wife in japan Spirituality juddhism eating in japan Art/Design osamu dazai Christianity in Japan japan food Korea photography World War II matcha how to order in japan tracy franz rachel manley Chinese history classic japanese literature otakuusa non-fiction disney poetry of consciousness william f sibley author event book tour japan travel huffpost Japan asia japanese drunk japan restaurant drinking in japan tokyo huffington post manners tricycle magazine Interview wife a shameful life the japan times Culture books Travel how to polite japanese bath visitor Alexandra Johnson tourist Nikolas Bunton mark gibeau Coming of Age Day monks wife literature dark horse book hoarding illustration journal' monks wife gaijin pot chinese comics haibun damian flanagan memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist japanese book Korea janet pocorobba 2020 Olympics hitler danica davidson Japanese art Anime/Manga/Comics zen memoir min kahng verticle bookstore pottery tk nakagaki Year of the Dog japan memoir understandind china through comics Translation World War Two green tea shamisen zazen bowing in japan ningen shikkaku Shoah seppuku the buddhist swastika VIZ Okinawan literature tea UCLA buddhism how to travel in japan jared cook shun medoruma japanese culture anime center of east asian studies literary prize amys guide to best behavior in japan monk wife Japanese holidays book blurb hooked cross what do in japan ritual travel to japan japanese people holocaust university of chicago kansuke naka michael emmerich osaka travel Japan stone bridge press japanese travel Christianity evil gaijinpot AAS frederik schodt kyoto Children's Books zen monk book review takuma sminkey the silver spoon comics japanese classic Spring Festival 1960s Korea no longer human hate the hidden writer WWII author tour Japanese aesthetics politics and prose alan brill 1960's Japan japanese customs osamu tezuka graphic novels author internment publishing jing liu in the woods of memory donald keene Ukiyo-e Chinese New Year review japan today reviews astrology new books nazi purification book signing Asian Studies Japanese literature journal japanese buddhist award henry kiyama behavior buddhist swastika Second World War guide
RSS