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Stone Bridge Cafe: UNI!

Intern Intern - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


Exclusive Interview: Award-winning translator Hiroaki Sato on literary translation and 'The Silver Spoon'

Intern Intern - Friday, January 26, 2018

Fresh from winning one of the two 2017-2018 Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prizes for his English translation of Kansuke Naka's classic Japanese memoir The Silver Spoonwe sat down with renowned translator, poet and author Hiroaki Sato to discuss his particular approach to translating literary works from Japanese into English.
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The Nichi Bei Weekly review of 'In the Woods of Memory' by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Nichi Bei Weeklya Japanese-American community-focused publication based in San Francisco, recently reviewed Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory, calling it "a tapestry of trauma in Okinawa" that "offers an in-depth look at the residual of war."  
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Coming of Age Day: A Japanese Celebration of Adulthood

Intern Intern - Monday, January 08, 2018

In the United States and most other countries around the world, young men and women are legally recognized as adults at the age of 18. However, in a handful of nations this milestone is not acknowledged until later in life. One of those countries is Japan, where the age of majority is attained on a person’s 20th birthday.  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Sugihara"

Intern Intern - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


Death in Mid-Autumn: The Art and Artifice of Yukio Mishima’s Final Moments

Intern Intern - Monday, December 11, 2017

“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.”  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Japan 1968-1969"

Intern Intern - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


The Colorado Review on Shun Medoruma's "In the Woods of Memory"

Intern Intern - Monday, November 27, 2017

In his beautifully insightful review of Shun Medoruma's novel In the Woods of Memoryliterary critic Eric Maroney of the Colorado Review lauds the book as a "layered, textured novel [that] throws into stark relief the interconnections between experience and memory, and the enduring nature of trauma."
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​ The Practice of Naikan: How to Express Gratitude in Japan

Intern Intern - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The concepts of gratefulness and humility exist in practically every facet of Japanese culture and language, from the use of formal speech when talking to superiors and the subtle gradations of bowing to giving lavish compliments and always conducting oneself appropriately in the homes of others.
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Stone Bridge Cafe: "An Aquatic Flower"

Intern Intern - Friday, November 17, 2017

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


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