SBP Blog

Pullitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Forrest Gander blurbs 'Forty-Seven Samurai

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 16, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer/poet, Forrest Gander has provided his thoughts on Hiroaki Sato's, Forty-Seven Samurai  Read More

Janet Pocorobba speaks with Lesley University Why We Write Podcast about her new memoir

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

On the Why We Write podcast from Lesley University, Associate Professor Janet Pocorobba discusses her new book, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and MeRead More

The Literary Review on 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A big thank you to The Literary Review for their wonderful review of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan. We are honored to have a book of ours reviewed by this great publication.
 Read More

Soranews24 wants to quiz you on Best Behavior in Japan!

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Head over to Soranews24 to test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs. The quiz comes from Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite! 
 Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Forty-Seven Samurai

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

Tag Cloud

tea understandind china through comics japan visitor graphic novel center of east asian studies disney memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist zen monks wife' buddhist 47 samurai kansuke naka bowing in japan xu xu Travel the asian review of books donald richie Basho PEN AWARD black jack miyazaki larry herzberg Spring Festival nashville scene how to travel in japan mieko kanai the lion king japan behavior japanese to english pacific rim review of books japanese books in english living in japan Japanese art neil gaiman gratitude in japan budhist swastika Language manga biography fiction peace japanese translation 15 years at studio ghibli simba traditional japanese instrumenet china travel huffpost shun medoruma book reviews koun lesley university danica davidson why we write podcast stone bridge press janet pocrobba Japanese aesthetics machiya restaurant guide japanese manners otakuusa shaimsen mark gibeau astrology holocaust damian flanagan japan trip politics and prose japanese drunk american shamisen writing suehiro maruo will eisner Nikolas Bunton hooked cross chinese learning shamisen books religion memoir writing 1960's Japan etiquette henry kiyama Tokyo Olympics announcement expert japan travel china smart brad hawley kyoto travel poetry of consciousness purification book reading eastern and western philosophy finalist japan travel etiquette the japan times journal' monks wife giajin manners pulitzer prize death washington dc anime manga book blurb IBPA illustration symbol a shameful life Japanese literature Chiune Sugihara doris bargen 20th century chinese literature state of belief wanderlust the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me Chinese Astrology japan ravel kotaku AAS year of zen japanese culture Spirituality bird talk and other stories classic japanese literature hitler symbol japanese music lucille cara japan restaurant dazai zen guide journal of a zen monks wife in japan zen monk in japan nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara frederik green japan book review sean michael wilsonl akiko shimojima comic history photography hayao miyazaki new york events t.k. nakagaki the millions china book wife performance japan culture jing liu matcha international book award takuma sminkey learning instruments in japan buddhism four immigrants monks wife michael emmerich frank beyer foreword reviews how to order in japan japanese history translators walt disney poet Korea china guide diymfa foreword indies award ritual Okinawan literature tk nakagaki book recommendation student teacher shamisen performance seppuku Chinese history monk wife minamata review hong kong gaijinpot memior ancient symbols Ukiyo-e podcast studying in japan 47 ronin travel to japan buddhist symbols alan brill chinese literature japan etiquette university of chicago gaijin World War II forty seven samurai japanese books UCLA huffington post Olympics peace symbol osamau tezuka japanese instrument holden caufield hitler johnny depp classic forewrod reviews indies do it right and be polite new books behavior trip kyodo news comics lions roar foreigner in japan nara the japan society interfaith film The Colorado Review kinokuniya event japan manners ibpa publishing university japan book haiku publishing China japanese craft hitlers cross bookstore tomoko aoyama chapters japanese world literature today gaijin pot tourist donald keene amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan japanese etiquette classic literature drinking in japan china where igo classic poetry amy chavez book club catcher in the rye sensei Christianity shamisen a mejiro novel osamu tezuka william f sibley japanese business journal fantasy literature Japanese holidays sensei and me the hidden writer hippocampus magazine monk leonard koren a memoir non-fiction eli lieberman osamu dazai WWII Translation zen monk wife machiya restaurant eating in japan forest gander my year of dirt and water min kahng suicide Second World War paul mccarthy diary memoir in japan foreword indies sharing a house with the never ending man Children's Books japan custom literature traditional japanese instrument musical travel Japan Chinese culture Year of the Dog no longer human literary prize japanese bath janet pocorbba travel literature yukio mishima japan books memoir janet pocorobba travel manners tea garden journal of a zen monk haibun hiaku evil society minamata story koto amys guide to best behavior in japan awards swastika book award book talk japanese travel jungle emperor kimba the white lion japanese people Anime/Manga/Comics namethetranslator hiroaki sato japan today juddhism the fourth string kyoto guidebook luke patitsas nazi how to the buddhist swastika ex pat literature 4k mentorship in japan nhk internment oh tama environmental disaster miswest book review kris kosaka reviews chinese comics japan times rebecca otowa china vacation pottery publicity japanese classic rachel manley tricycle magazine author tracy franz association of jewish libraries best behavior in japan the inland sea Poetry literary review Chinese New Year steve alpert anne prescott eco tragedy japanese cutlure stone bridge cafe keanu reeves china history what do in japan the silver spoon jun hazuki ripe mangoes Christianity in Japan book signing controversy buddhist swastika in the woods of memory zen monk 2020 Olympics japan food Interview green tea china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language visitor alan moore nova scotia gallery awa author talk forty seven ronin summer vacation manji book hoarding dirt and water a memoir of sensei and me kyoto diy mfa hate buddhist priest expat in japan expat studio ghibli welton gaddy osaka bushido Japan tokyo chinese books frederik schodt traditional Basho's Narrow Road book publicity 1960s Korea author tour japanese customs book journal of a zen monk's wife 2019 bookseller eco disaster Children's Literature benjamin franklin award History award new release Asian Studies book review Alexandra Johnson polite learning in japan japan travel guide traditional japanese music Shoah event new york benjamin franklin awards Coming of Age Day graphic novels travel etiquette Korea photography Art/Design japan guide asian review of books ningen shikkaku criterion author signing japanese book japanese instruments book tour asia blurb japan memoir education about asia Culture eugene smith japan vacation steve heller kyoto journal zazen World War Two ancient symbol astro boy author event