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Photos of "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 14, 2017

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga premiered in Palo Alto a couple days ago! The musical will play through August, so get your tickets before it's too late: http://ow.ly/Wdvh30cxrcw  Read More


Announcing Fall 2017 Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dear friends: We are happy to announce our forthcoming titles for Fall of 2017. Read More


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviews "Womansword" and "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviewed two of our newer titles–Womansword and Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun–delving into both books and culling out some very interesting observations. Much appreciated!  Read More


The Japan Foundation Sydney Library review of "The Osamu Tezuka Story"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

The Japan Foundation Sydney Library just reviewed The Osamu Tezuka Story, providing some cultural insights into manga and Tezuka's impact along the way. Much appreciated! Read More


​Happy Tanabata: Festival of the Stars

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Tanabata everyone! Read More


"The Osamu Tezuka Story" won the 2016 Foreword INDIES award!

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

One of our books, The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, won the 2016 Foreword INDIES award in the Graphic Novels & Comics category!  Read More


Event: Marc Peter Keane will speak at The Japanese Garden Training Center

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Renowned landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane will be speaking about Japanese garden aesthetics and his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, at The Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland on August 26th.  Read More


​It's a Wonderful Rife review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, June 23, 2017

It's a Wonderful Rife reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel In the Woods of Memory, writing that it's "not just a book about different cultures, rather it’s a look inside the human psyche and how war is merely a part of the backdrop." Much appreciated! Read More


​The Japan Times review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan Times just reviewed Shun Medoruma's latest novel, In the Woods of Memory, writing that "in its unsparing squint into the darkest moments of human experience, this masterpiece of Okinawan literature continues to speak to us all." Much appreciated – we couldn't agree more! Read More


JQ Magazine review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marc Peter Keane, author of Japanese Garden Notes, was featured in GQ Magazine!
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Tokio Whip


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Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun


An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

The Osamu Tezuka Story


A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

A Glossary of Zen Terms


Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice

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Japanese Garden Notes


Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

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