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  • 2015/02/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 17, 2015, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction and 17 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Misumi Kubo, Yoru no fukurami (Night Emergence)■ Isao Tsujimoto, Kawaranai sora: Nakinagara, warainagara (The Sky Unchanged: Tears and Smiles) Children & YA■ … Details

  • 2015/02/03 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 3, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 17 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Hamon (Expulsion)■ Kaho Nashiki, Yuki to sango to (Snow and Coral)■ Hana Yamaguchi, Inu kara kiita suteki na hanashi: … Details

  • 2015/01/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 15, 2015, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 2 of other categories, and 10 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Tomihiko Morimi, Seinaru namakemono no bōken (The Adventures of a Saintly Slacker)■ Toshikazu Nagae, Shuppan kinshi (Withheld … Details

  • 2014/12/16 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 16, 2014, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 of other categories, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Akane Chihaya, Otoko tomodachi (Men Friends) ■ Keigo Higashino, Namiya Zakkaten no kiseki (The Miracles of … Details

  • 2014/12/02 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 2, 2014, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Akane Chihaya, Atokata (Scars)■ Maha Harada, Taiyō no toge (Under the Sun and Stars)■ Masakuni Oda, Hon ni datte osu to … Details

  • 2014/11/18 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 18, 2014, adding synopses for 8 works of fiction and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Aki Hamanaka, Zekkyō (Scream)■ Keigo Higashino, Tantei kurabu (The Membership Detective Club)■ Akito Inui, Hi (Hisashi)■ Akito Inui, Suppon shinjū (The … Details

  • 2014/11/04 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 4, 2014, adding synopses for 7 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, 1 of other categories, and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Masako Bando, Bugi ugi (Boogie Woogie)■ Masako Bando, Kakusareta toki (Hidden Times)■ Keigo Higashino, … Details

  • 2014/10/16 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 16, 2014, adding synopses for 9 fiction and 9 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Yukito Ayatsuji, Another■ Yukito Ayatsuji, Furīkusu (Freaks)■ Osamu Fujitani, Fune ni nore! (Aboard Ship!)■ Hika Harada, Haha-oya uesutan (Rambling Mother)■ Keigo Higashino, Gēmu … Details

  • 2014/10/02 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 2, 2014, adding synopses for 18 children & YA titles and 12 works of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) With the Frankfurt Book Fair taking place from October 8 to 12 this year, we have reopened our annual Frankfurt Book … Details

  • 2014/09/16 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 16, 2014, adding synopses for 13 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, 15 of other categories, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hideo Furukawa, Migurādo: Rōdoku geki?Ginga tetsudō no yoru (Migrado: Night on the Milky Way … Details

  • 2014/09/01 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 1, 2014, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 7 of other categories, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Starting with works listed this month, we are introducing the use of the macron in accordance with the … Details

  • 2014/08/18 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 18, 2014, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 10 of other categories, and 5 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Chisa Asukai, Untitled (Untitled)■ Hatsue Nakawaki, Kimi wa ii ko (You're a Good Kid)■ Hatsue Nakawaki, Watashi … Details

  • 2014/08/04 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 4, 2014, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction and 14 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Masako Bando, Kuchinui (Mouth Stitcher)■ Maha Harada, Tobu shojo (The Winged Girl)■ Yuki Ibuki, Kazemachi no hito (Waiting for Fair Winds)■ Yuki … Details

  • 2014/07/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 15, 2014, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 13 of other categories, and 8 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Shuntaro Tanikawa, Shashin (On Photography)■ Miri Yu, Jisatsu no kuni (Suicide Nation) Other Categories■ City Living, Joshikai senryu: … Details

  • 2014/07/01 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 1, 2014, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction and 16 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Ryo Wada, Murakami kaizoku no musume (The Pirate's Daughter)■ Miri Yu, Guddobai mama (Goodbye Mama)■ Miri Yu, Jei-aaru Ueno-eki koen-guchi (Japan Railways … Details

  • 2014/06/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 17, 2014, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 15 of other categories, and 4 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Keigo Higashino, Utsuro na jujika (Hollow Cross)■ Ken'ichi Yamamoto, Rikyu ni tazuneyo (Ask Sen no Rikyu) Other Categories■ … Details

  • 2014/06/02 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 2, 2014, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 3 of nonfiction, 7 of other categories, and 9 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Mitsuyo Kakuta, Kuchu teien (Garden in the Sky)■ Izumi Kizara, Yube no karee, ashita … Details

  • 2014/05/16 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 16, 2014, adding synopses for 8 works of fiction, 3 of other categories, and 4 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Jiro Asada, Purizun hoteru 1: Natsu (Prison Hotel 1: Summer)■ Tetsuzo Fukuzawa, Tokyo nanmin (Displaced in Tokyo)■ … Details

  • 2014/04/24 News

    Japan's best-selling fiction of 2013

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    The ten best-selling works of fiction in Japan from December 2012 through November 2013 were: 1. Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to, kare no junrei no toshi (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage)by Haruki Murakami (Bungeishunju, 2013) ISBN 978-4163821108 Four years after his previous hit, 1Q84, Haruki Murakami returned to the no. 1 spot … Details

  • 2014/04/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 17, 2014, adding synopses for 7 works of fiction and 12 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, "Uehashi wins 2014 Andersen Award for authors," was also added to the News corner. Literature/Fiction■ Kaoruko Himeno, Showa no inu … Details