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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


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!
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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


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