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  • 2017/12/18 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 18, 2017, adding synopses for 7 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■ Nanae Aoyama, Hatchi to Mārō (Hutch & Marlow) ■ Maha Harada, Rīchi-sensei (Master Leach) ■ Tomomi, Richādo no nikki … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 29, 2017, adding synopses for 7 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■ Areno Inoue, Tsuzurareru aijin (Lovers by Mail) ■ Yoshinobu Kadoi, Ieyasu, Edo o tateru (Ieyasu Raises a City) ■ … Details

  • 2017/11/08 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 8, 2017, adding synopses for 7 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■ Natsuko Imamura, Hoshi no ko (Child of the Stars) ■ Ayako Miyagi, Kōetsu gāru (Proofreader Girl) ■ Yūsuke Miyauchi, … Details

  • 2017/10/06 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 6, 2017, adding synopses for 12 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, 7 of other categories, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kairi Aotsuki, Chitei apāto nyūkyo-sha boshū-chū! (Underground Apartments Available Now!) ■ Mami Aoya, Shopan no … Details

  • 2017/09/25 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 25, 2017, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 14 of other categories, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Arie Nashiya, Sunō tiāzu (Tears Like Snow) ■ Aki Satō, Suingu shinakerya imi ga nai (It Don’t Mean … Details

  • 2017/09/11 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 11, 2017, adding synopses for 11 titles in “other categories.” (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, "An unfortunate gap: on Japanese-Russian translations of juvenile and YA books," was also added to the Column corner. Other Categories■ Japan Society of Nutrition and … Details

  • 2017/08/29 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 29, 2017, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 21 of other categories, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Riku Onda, Mitsubachi to enrai (Honeybees and Distant Thunder) ■ Ichi Sawamura, Zūnome ningyō (Zūnome Doll) Other Categories■ Chūō … Details

  • 2017/07/27 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 27, 2017, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, 14 of other categories and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Shūhei Fujisawa, Semishigure (Chorus of Cicadas) ■ Areno Inoue, Kekkon (Marriage) ■ Jun Itō, Tenka-bito no … Details

  • 2017/06/26 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 26, 2017, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Mikito Chinen, Yasashii shinigami no kaikata (How to Keep a Pet Guardian of Death) ■ Areno Inoue, Aka e (For Red) ■ Miu … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 6, 2017, adding synopses for 1 work of fiction, 3 works of other categories, and 7 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Sanae Hoshio, Kappan Insatsu Mikazuki-dō: Hoshi-tachi no shiori (Letterpress Print Shop Mikazuki-dō: Star Bookmarks) Other Categories■ Natsuko … Details

  • 2017/05/10 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 10, 2017, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction and 7 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Due to the closure on March 31, 2017 of its previous sponsor, the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center), Books from … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 17, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Yasushi Satō, Kimi no tori wa utaeru (And Your Bird Can Sing) ■ Yasushi Satō, Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku (The Light … Details

  • 2017/02/27 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 27, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hika Harada, Tōkyō rondaringu (Tokyo Laundering) ■ Hika Harada, Shissō.com: Tōkyō rondaringu (Missing.com: Tokyo Laundering) ■ Shino Sakuragi, Hoshiboshi-tachi (Stars) Children & YA■ Hiroaki … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 10, 2017, adding synopses for 12 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Kōichi Fujiwara, Kankyō hakai zukan: Bokutachi ga tsukuru chikyū no mirai (A Visual Guide to Environmental Destruction: The Future of the Earth Is in … Details

  • 2017/01/27 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 27, 2017, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 1 of other categories, and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Akito Inui, Noroi otoko: Haiyū Kameoka Takuji (The Slow Man: Actor Takuji Kameoka) ■ Kanako Nishi, Ai (i) Other … Details

  • 2017/01/13 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 13, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 4 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Areno Inoue, Mama ga yatta (Mama Killed Him) ■ Akito Inui, Haiyū Kameoka Takuji (Actor Takuji Kameoka) ■ Noboru Tsujihara, Kago no ōmu … Details

  • 2016/12/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 15, 2016, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Ryō Asai, Mamanaranai kara watashi to anata (It’s the Uncontrollables That Make Us You and Me) ■ Maha Harada, … Details

  • 2016/11/28 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 28, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction and 9 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Ryō Asai, Nanisama (Who the Hell Am I?) ■ Risako Asano, Ai no ame: Shūshūsha-tachi (Indigo Rain: The Collectors) Other Categories■ Gin’ya Adachi, Nyūmon … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 15, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 children & YA title, and 7 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Jirō Akagawa, Tōkyō zero-nen (Tokyo Year Zero) ■ Tomihiko Morimi, Uchōten kazoku (The Eccentric Family) ■ Yūzaburō Otokawa, Taiyō … Details

  • 2016/10/31 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 31, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 11 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Nowaki Fukamidori, Senjō no kokku-tachi (Armed with Skillets) ■ Yūzaburō Otokawa, Rogosu no ichi (Into the Logos) ■ Tetsuo … Details