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Review: The Japan Times reviews "Japaneseness" by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Big thanks to Kris Kosaka over at  The Japan Times for the review of Yoji Yamakuse's Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtue  Read More

Review: 2 new reviews for Japaneseness

Michael Palmer - Friday, May 27, 2016

Excited to announced that two new reviews of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse have come in. Thanks so much to Andrew Joseph of the blog It's A Wonderful Rife and Midwest Book Review for taking the time to share their thoughts on the publication of Japaneseness. You can check out both reviews below:  Read More

Giveaway: Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamkuse

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We've partnered up with Japan Realm once again to give away 5 copies of our new book Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse. Read More

Review: JQ Magazine reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 25, 2016

Excited to share the great review from JQ Magazine of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse.  Read More

Review: The Osamu Tezuka on Publishers Weekly list of Best Summer Books

Michael Palmer - Friday, April 22, 2016

We are excited to share that The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, translated by Frederik L. Schodt has been selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of 2016.  Read More

Review: The Osamu Tezuka Story Reviewed by Clutter Magazine

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 22, 2016

Earlier this week, Clutter Magazine gave The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime a great review and deemed it "a must for any fan of vintage manga and Japanese pop culture."  Read More

Donald Richie: The legacy of an entrenched view from Stephen Mansfield for The Japan Times

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 18, 2016

Two days ago The Japan Times ran Stephen Mansfield's touching tribute to the brilliant Donald Richie and his 60 years living in, loving and writing about Japan. Through the years we've published many of his books, most of which are mentioned in this article—with the most recent being a reprint of the infamous The Inland Sea.  Read More

Review: The Silver Spoon by Kansuke Naka reviewed by San Francisco Book Review

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great news! The San Francisco Book Review has just given a 5 star review to the Japanese literature classic The Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan by Kansuke Naka, translated by Hiroaki Sato.  Read More

Excerpt Wednesday: 3 tips to start enjoying Japanese Sake

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This week's excerpt comes from Sake Confidential: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Understanding, Tasting, Selection, and Enjoyment by John Gauntner, a book the The New York Times named "a superb, easy-to-swallow overview of this fascinating, complex and subtle beverage, offered with pith and clarity." Read More

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