SBP Blog

'The Fourth String' officially out now! First review by Hippocampus Magazine

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's official! Janet Pocorobba's new memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me is officially available from your favorite book retailer!  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

Oh, Tama!

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

The Fourth String

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

japanese music amys guide to best behavior in japan japanese bath paul mccarthy william f sibley comics japan travel Chinese culture hitler michael emmerich interfaith evil awards japan today jared cook VIZ zen monk the hidden writer classic drinking in japan ningen shikkaku year of zen foreigner in japan summer vacation miswest book review disney frank beyer book reading haibun event tricycle magazine hiroaki sato china history the fourth string bowing in japan journal author event Basho my year of dirt and water blurb Asian Studies non-fiction sensei and me travel manners Shoah journal of a zen monks wife in japan foreword indies award poet matcha jungle emperor illustration suehiro maruo buddhist priest japan vacation tk nakagaki osamau tezuka Children's Books frederik schodt verticle History japanese to english yukio mishima hate expat in japan manji guide WWII japan guide death review japanese books why we write podcast Coming of Age Day Korea benjamin franklin award japanese manners student teacher 2020 Olympics the millions japanese instruments AAS award china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language books 1960s Korea Translation huffpost book review Basho's Narrow Road Nikolas Bunton japanese craft will eisner asia hooked cross ancient symbol memoir jing liu Spring Festival osaka rachel manley rebecca otowa american shamisen green tea japanese people dazai Okinawan literature stone bridge cafe Japanese aesthetics book signing the asian review of books min kahng travel literature zazen Olympics understandind china through comics the buddhist swastika UCLA etiquette translators foreword indies controversy the inland sea politics and prose Chinese history buddhism polite the japan society japanese translation memior Chinese Astrology the japan times Tokyo Olympics seppuku bookstore internment japanese instrument new books monk wife Art/Design donald keene forty seven samurai t.k. nakagaki shaimsen lucille cara lesley university osamu dazai pottery Language Year of the Dog eating in japan Japanese literature manners astrology brad hawley Chinese New Year university of chicago welton gaddy haiku a mejiro novel Alexandra Johnson author Japanese holidays traditional buddhist nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara japan ravel henry kiyama manga biography koto new release japan memoir Korea photography amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan traditional japanese music benjamin franklin awards publicity the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me Children's Literature tomoko aoyama center of east asian studies pulitzer prize journal' monks wife wanderlust tea criterion nara koun japanese cutlure pacific rim review of books Culture author talk black jack japanese customs mark gibeau the lion king kyoto announcement jun hazuki a memoir photography tracy franz tokyo zen monks wife' book award oh tama traditional japanese instrument gallery awa takuma sminkey simba forewrod reviews indies china book book hoarding dark horse japan restaurant hippocampus magazine mieko kanai china guide purification IBPA world literature today behavior nazi 47 samurai ritual diary 1960's Japan shamisen performance japanese culture kansuke naka 4k china travel Poetry janet pocrobba chinese juddhism chinese comics zen alan brill japanese books in english no longer human comic history finalist donald richie namethetranslator Christianity buddhist symbols the silver spoon shun medoruma journal of a zen monk memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist new york events Anime/Manga/Comics kyodo news author signing World War Two in the woods of memory foreword reviews diy mfa World War II manga author tour danica davidson japan custom religion China dirt and water Christianity in Japan poetry of consciousness walt disney The Colorado Review book tour traditional japanese instrumenet ex pat literature zen monk wife book publicity monks wife literary review japan books japanese classic what do in japan damian flanagan japan visitor travel Japan visitor gaijin pot Japanese art anime japan culture kris kosaka japan trip japan book review janet pocorbba graphic novels podcast japan travel etiquette forty seven ronin japan manners holocaust china vacation classic japanese literature hitlers cross astro boy gaijinpot swastika tea garden Second World War ibpa publishing university buddhist swastika nova scotia japanese a shameful life forest gander leonard koren wife how to order in japan writing japanese book Travel 2019 travel etiquette performance monk bushido janet pocorobba tourist stone bridge press book blurb a memoir of sensei and me zen monk in japan film catcher in the rye 47 ronin Interview best behavior in japan journal of a zen monk's wife gratitude in japan fantasy literature four immigrants peace reviews literature new york otakuusa asian review of books musical state of belief kinokuniya event alan moore ancient symbols suicide travel to japan japanese etiquette Japan PEN AWARD book talk huffington post kyoto journal do it right and be polite Chiune Sugihara japan travel guide japan etiquette how to travel in japan living in japan trip learning in japan china where igo japan food sensei japan book book reviews japan behavior japanese drunk keanu reeves expat gaijin diymfa international book award Spirituality giajin memoir writing chapters shamisen learning shamisen kimba the white lion japanese travel holden caufield washington dc chinese literature fred schodt Ukiyo-e eastern and western philosophy book literary prize publishing china smart larry herzberg lions roar how to amy chavez osamu tezuka