SBP Blog

'A Shameful Life' wins William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 16, 2018

Although we haven't officially announced its publication, A Shameful Life: Ningen Shikkaku, a new translation of the classic by Osamu Dazai has already won a translation award!  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

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