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  • 2016/10/11 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 11, 2016, adding synopses for 11 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, 5 children & YA titles, and 5 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Kazumasa Hayami, Shōsetsu-ō(Fiction King) ■ Jun Ikeido, Rikuō(Land King) ■ Shun Ioka, Daishō(Held Accountable) ■ Kyoichi … Details

  • 2016/09/27 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 27, 2016, adding synopses for 1 work of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 20 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hideyuki Katō, Shea (Room Sharing) Children & YA■ Nao Kōsaka, Ōdan hodō no Musshu Tomāre (The Man at … Details

  • 2016/09/20 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 20, 2016, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 14 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Maha Harada, Romanshe (Romancier) ■ Misumi Kubo, Akagami (The Red Letter Project) ■ Miyuki Miyabe, Kibō-sō (Hope Apartments) ■ Natsu … Details

  • 2016/08/22 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 22, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 3 children & YA titles, and 5 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kōji Fukada, Fuchi ni tatsu(Harmonium) ■ Shaw Kuzki, Hachigatsu no hikari, atokata (The Trace) Children & YA■ Jishin Itsumo … Details

  • 2016/07/26 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 26, 2016, adding synopses for 4 children & YA titles and 13 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Shinsaku Fujita, Chiisana machi (The Small Town) ■ Natsuko Ichikawa, Koneko no Rette (Little Kitty Lette) ■ Reiko Katayama and Takako … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 11, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 1 children & YA title, and 8 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Shinji Ishii, Yowai (Age) ■ Shinobu Suga, Kakumei zen’ya (Revolution Eve) Children & YA■ Kaori Tajima, Hazukashigariya no Shirousa-chan … Details

  • 2016/06/21 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 21, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 9 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Keigo Higashino, Ningyo no nemuru ie (The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps) ■ Jun Ikeido, Shitamachi roketto 2: Gaudī keikaku … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 6, 2016, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction and 4 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■Tetsuya Honda, Indekkusu (Index) ■Akari Itō, Namae mo yobenai (Unable to Speak Their Names) ■En Mikami, Enoshima Nishiura Shashinkan (The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima) ■Gō … Details

  • 2016/05/16 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 16, 2016, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, and 3 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■Shun’ichi Dōba, Bansei no aki (An Autumn of Savage Politics) ■Seishū Hase, Hidamari no tenshi-tachi: Sourumeito II (Angels in the Sun: … Details

  • 2016/04/22 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 22, 2016, adding synopses for 8 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■Bunpei Aoyama, Tsuma o metoraba (To Take a Wife) ■Riu Kushiki, Sekai ga aka ni somaru hi ni (On the … Details

  • 2016/04/01 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 1, 2016, adding synopses for 5 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) With the Bologna Book Fair taking place from April 4 to 7 this year, we have reopened our annual Bologna Book Fair Corner featuring the many Japanese … Details

  • 2016/03/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 15, 2016, adding synopses for 11 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Machiko Fuji and Maki Arai, Marui mono no naka ni (Inside Something Round) ■ Kōshirō Hata, Kū to Mā no oboeru ehon: Dōbutsu nāni (Kū … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 1, 2016, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction and 4 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, “Japan’s best-belling fiction of 2015,” was also added to the News corner. Literature/Fiction■ Yoshikichi Furui, Kane no watari (The Temple … Details

  • 2016/02/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 15, 2016, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction and 5 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, “Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes go to Takiguchi, Motoya, Aoyama,” was also added to the News corner. Literature/Fiction■ Hideo Furukawa, Onna-tachi … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 1, 2016, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 1 of other categories, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Rui Kodemari, Neko no katachi o shita kōfuku (Happiness in the Form of a Cat) ■ Naoki Matayoshi, … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 15, 2016, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 2 of other categories, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kaori Ekuni, Yamori, kaeru, shijimichō (Geckos, Frogs, and Butterflies) ■ Keisuke Hada, Metamorufoshisu (Metamorphosis) ■ Rui Kodemari, Sora to … Details

  • 2015/12/08 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 8, 2015, adding synopses for 1 work of fiction, 5 of other categories, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Yoshinobu Kadoi, Tokyo Teidai Ēko kyōju (Tokyo Imperial University Professor Eco) Other Categories ■ Ai Hosokawa, Itoshi … Details

  • 2015/11/20 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 20, 2015, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction, 1 of other categories and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kyōko Nakajima, Katazuno! (One Horn!) ■ Tahi Saihate, Hoshi ka kemono ni naru kisetsu (Stars or Beasts) ■ Shin … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 5, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 3 of nonfiction, and 1 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Kyōko Nakajima, Nagai owakare (A Long Goodbye) ■ Hideo Okuda, Uwasa no onna (The Woman on Everybody’s Lips) ■ Asako … Details

  • 2015/10/20 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 20, 2015, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction, 5 works of other categories, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kazumasa Hayami, Inosento deizu (Innocent Days) ■ Tomoyuki Hoshino, Jumon (The Spell) ■ Misumi Kubo, Sayonara niruvāna (Goodbye … Details