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The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, writing that it's "a book which can be returned to as both aesthetically pleasing and as a reference for some of the world’s most renowned gardens."
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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


Japan Times review: "Milky Way Railroad" by Kenji Miyazawa

Intern Intern - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Japan Times reviewed one of our titles, Milky Way Railroad, writing that it "continues to resonate with powerful ideas, and remains an elemental work that lingers in the memory, full of unfinished musings and gorgeous imagery."  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: "Green Tea Living" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Summer is upon us, and it's going to be a hot one! This is a good thing, of course, so long as you take the necessary precautions to prevent the sunshine from spoiling your skin and fun. In light of this, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Toshimi A. Kayaki’s “Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness”, a book that Eco-Libris recommends “for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly." Read More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in The New York Times

Intern Intern - Friday, June 02, 2017

Congratulations to Marc Peter Keane for having his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, featured in The New York Times! 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


Murakami & the Merits of the Short Story Medium

Intern Intern - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

As an aesthetic medium, short stories are all too often viewed as subsidiary to novels – the ostensibly higher literary form. Perhaps this is because you don’t see nearly as many short story collections lining the shelves of bookstores, topping bestseller lists, or winning prestigious literary awards.  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


The Japan Times book review: "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

The Japan Times recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, lauding it as a "gorgeous photo book" that "carefully considers" the aesthetics of Japanese gardens – much appreciated! Read More


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