SBP Blog

Gaijinpot's Great Summer Reads list includes two SBP books!

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 16, 2018

The lovely folks over at GaijinPot have included Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water and Amy Chavez's Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan on their great summer reads list! 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

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