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'How to Take a Japanese Bath' new edition

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Since its first publication in 1992, How to Take a Japanese Bath by Leonard Koren, with illustrations by Suehiro Maruo has become a curious classic, taking a simple (yet often incorrectly performed) activity and depicting it with a graphic, manga-style edge. Read More


Author, Rachel Manley shares her thoughts on 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 24, 2018

We are still months away from the publication of Janet Pocorobba's The Fourth String, but we've received wonderful words about the book from the literary world. Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair trilogy and recepient of Canada's Governor General's Award for Literature has weighed in!  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! 
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Walk Japan CEO Paul Christie on 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

As the CEO of Walk Japan, Paul Christie is a pioneer of small group tours venturing deep into Japanese society and culture. He recently had some kind words to say about one of our upcoming titles, 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'
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The Japanese Poetic Tradition of Haibun in Basho's 'Narrow Road to the Interior'

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 27, 2018

Although his name has become synonymous with haiku mastery, Edo era poet Matsuo Bashō’s exalted status in Japanese literature is equally indebted to the prose compositions he wrote throughout his lifetime. However, poetry and prose were not mutually exclusive for Bashō, with some of his finest work dabbling in and fusing both forms of written expression. Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: UNI!

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Japan 1968-1969"

Thomas Joel - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Sing a Traveling Song"

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


New Stone Bridge Press Catalog 2017-2018

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 23, 2017

We're very excited to finally be able to share our new 2017-2018 catalog featuring our new and upcoming titles!  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Soaking in the Greenwood/Shinrin-yoku"

Thomas Joel - Monday, October 16, 2017

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


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