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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 Project and Bunpei Yorifuji, Oyako no tame no jishin itsumo nōto: Kimochi no bōsai manyuaru
(Always Be Prepared Earthquake Notes: A Disaster Manual for Parent and Child)

■ Yūichi Kimura and Toshio Nishiuchi, Hotto hotto hottokēki
(Hot Hot Hotcakes)

■ Tatsuya Miyanishi, Nobinobi Ōkami
(Stretchy Wolf)

Other Categories
■ Manami Ikeda and Masakatsu Ikeda, Saishinban Uīn no yūga na kafe ando okashi: Yōroppa dentō kashi no genryū
(Vienna’s Elegant Cafés and Desserts: The Wellspring of Traditional European Confections [Updated Edition])

■ Akio Manaka, Vegetable: Manaka shefu no yasai no oishii “kotsu” reshipi
(Vegetables: Chef Manaka’s Tips for Bringing Out Their Best)

■ Daikō Matsuyama, Daiji na koto kara wasurenasai
(Let the Important Things Go Out of Mind)

■ Shinya Ogino, Shefu ga oshieru yasai no oishii hyaku-sara: Tāburu Ogino no deri-sarada
(100 Delectable Dishes Direct from the Chef: The Deli-Style Salads of Table Ogino)

■ Shizuka Shirakawa, Nichi-Ei taiyaku: Kanji no naritachi
(The Origin of Chinese Characters: Japanese and English)