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Donate to help create 'The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga' original cast CD!

Intern Intern - Friday, November 10, 2017

This summer, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley produced the world premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga, adapted from one of our books. The show opened to critical and audience acclaim, and just received the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding World Premiere Musical!  Read More


The Meticulous Art of Traditional Japanese Woodworking

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Japan is a country with one foot eagerly frolicking in modernity and the other firmly planted in tradition. While it produces some of the most advanced technologies, from artificially intelligent androids and computers to virtual reality entertainment and bleeding edge electronics, it also cherishes steadfast traditions and preserves its centuries-old wooden buildings and furniture.   Read More


'The Four Immigrants' musical is up for 10 theater awards!

Intern Intern - Friday, September 22, 2017

The hit musical The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga, adapted from Stone Bridge Press' title The Four Immigrants Manga, was recognized as a finalist TEN TIMES for the 2017 Theatre Bay Area Awards. Congratulations! Read More


Keeping Kyoto Timeless: Restoring and Preserving Kyoto’s Traditional Machiya

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Japan’s ancient imperial city and former capital, Kyoto captures the country’s rich cultural history and abounds with relics and monuments of Japan’s long and storied past.  Read More


Event: Marc Peter Keane will speak at The Japanese Garden Training Center

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Renowned landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane will be speaking about Japanese garden aesthetics and his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, at The Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland on August 26th.  Read More


JQ Magazine review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marc Peter Keane, author of Japanese Garden Notes, was featured in GQ Magazine!
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The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, writing that it's "a book which can be returned to as both aesthetically pleasing and as a reference for some of the world’s most renowned gardens."
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Cultural Reflections in Japanese and American Cinema

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If art is the backbone of culture, the underlying essence that reflects and informs how life is experienced, then exploring the nuanced and often drastic distinctions between the art of different regions can reveal collective perceptions of the human experience and the world at large.  Read More


The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga

Intern Intern - Monday, June 12, 2017

One of our titles, The  Four Immigrants Manga written by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama and translated into English by Frederik L. Schodt, is being adapted into a musical! It premiers at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto on July 12th and will run through August 6th. Read More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in The New York Times

Intern Intern - Friday, June 02, 2017

Congratulations to Marc Peter Keane for having his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, featured in The New York Times! Read More


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