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GaijinPot's List of 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside of Tokyo

Thomas Joel - Friday, August 18, 2017

It seems like a significant bulk of Japanese novels take place in Tokyo, and with due cause: not only is it the capital, it's home to by far the largest population in Japan. However, there's more to Japan than Tokyo.  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "T'ai Chi With The Finches" by Derek Kannemeyer

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, August 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


All The Anime review of Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea"

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jasper Sharp of All The Anime recently wrote an eloquent and insightful review of Donald Richie's classic travel memoir The Inland Sea. Thanks Jasper!  Read More


Flash Fiction: Miyama-machi Memories

Thomas Joel - Monday, May 01, 2017

Flash Fiction is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Ophelia Leong and relates a surreal and self-actualizing experience she had while traveling through Miyama-machi village in Japan.
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Flash Fiction: Ramen Shop, 9:35 p.m.

Thomas Joel - Friday, March 03, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan and East Asia. This month's piece from Seattle writer Matthew Amster-Burton is based on an experience he had in a Tokyo ramen shop, a quotidian place where anonymous lives intersect amidst the hustle and bustle of life in the great Japanese metropolis. 
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Flash Fiction: Just Before the Sakura-jima Eruption

Thomas Joel - Friday, November 18, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. In this piece, Ian Rogers presents us with a rich vignette of one man's search to experience and understand the mysteries of Japan's natural world and the culture that sprung from it.  
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Flash Fiction: The Mountains of Minoh

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 26, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Ophelia Leong and tells a story of self-discovery and an American woman's unexpected spiritual connection with nature amidst the mountains of Japan.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Close Encounters at Festival Time

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 17, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Darcy Petersen and was inspired by a collection of several awkward encounters she experienced as a naïve girl living and traveling in Japan.  Read More


Donald Richie: The legacy of an entrenched view from Stephen Mansfield for The Japan Times

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 18, 2016

Two days ago The Japan Times ran Stephen Mansfield's touching tribute to the brilliant Donald Richie and his 60 years living in, loving and writing about Japan. Through the years we've published many of his books, most of which are mentioned in this article—with the most recent being a reprint of the infamous The Inland Sea.  Read More


Flash Fiction: What’s Shiba Inu?

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 01, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Berkeley author Mindela Ruby and was inspired by several adorably alert dogs she encountered last year while hiking the Nakasendo Trail near Magome and the Philosophers' Path in Kyoto.  Read More


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