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

Thomas Joel - 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

Thomas Joel - 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"

Thomas Joel - 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


Excerpt Wednesday - "The Little Exile" by Jeanette Arakawa

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, April 05, 2017

We're excited for the upcoming release of Jeanette Arakawa’s new memoir, The Little Exile, which hits bookstores May 17th. In anticipation, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from the memoir, a book journalist Sharon Noguchi says “should be required reading for every schoolchild and every U.S. government official.”  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the second of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!" Read More


Cultured Vultures review: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 27, 2017

Cultured Vultures just reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel, In the Woods of Memory, giving it a 9 out of 10 rating!  Read More


The Japan Times Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity" by Homare Endo

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 27, 2017

The Japan Times just gave an incisive and generous review of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity and talked with Endo about the memories that went into her memoir and her reflections on those events, past and present. Much appreciated!  Read More


The Saratoga Falcon talks with Jeanette Arakawa about her memoir "The Little Exile"

Thomas Joel - Friday, March 24, 2017

Kitty Huang and Angela Lee of the Saratoga Falcon wrote an article on Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir The Little Exile and Arakawa's reflections on the social and personal ramifications of internment, past and present. Thanks Kitty and Angela!   Read More


Interview with "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 20, 2017

Ryukyu Shimpo recently interviewed "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey (in Japanese).   Read More


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