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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 the Crosswalk)

■ Daisaburō Okumoto and Kōhei Yamashita, Fāburu sensei no konchū kyōshitsu: Honnō no kashikosa to orokasa
(Mr. Fabre’s Insect Class: The Brilliance and Foolishness of Instinct)

Other Categories
■ Kei Arai, Nihonga to zairyō: Kindai ni tsukurareta dentō
(Nihonga and Its Materials: The Making of a Modern Tradition)

■ Audio Technology MJ, Tsukutte tanoshimu shinkūkan ōdio anpu: Karā jittai haisen-zu tsuki de yoku wakaru
(Make Your Own Vacuum Tube Amplifier and Enjoy the Best Sound: With Easy, Color-Coded Schematics)

■ Masateru Hino and Jun Tsutsumi, Urban Geography of Post-Growth Society

■ Noboru Hirota, A History of Modern Chemistry

■ Ryūsuke Katō, Kōganzai chiryō o ukeru toki ni yomu hon
(Before Receiving Anticancer Therapy)

■ Atsurō Kawauchi, Hanshinkan kindai bungakuron: Yawarakai kojin shugi no keifu
(Modern Hanshin Literature: A Lineage of Gentle Individualism)

■ Toshiyuki Kubotera, Supirichuaru kea no kokoro: Inochi o hagukumu chikara, yudaneru chikara (Supirichuaru kea o manabu 6)
(The Heart of Spiritual Care [Learning About Spiritual Care, Vol. 6])

■ Yukihito Masuura, Kami no miya: Ise Jingū, Izumo Taisha nisatsu setto: Masuura Yukihito shashin sakuhinshū
(Abodes of the Gods: The Grand Shrines of Ise and Izumo, Two-Volume Set: Yukihito Masuura Pictorial Collection)

■ Sōchi Naraoka, Taika nijūikkajō yōkyū to wa nan datta no ka: Dai-ichiji sekai taisen to Nitchū tairitsu no genten
(The Twenty-One Demands: The World War I Roots of Today’s Friction between China and Japan)

■ Yasuaki Ninomiya, Kōseinō kami-hikōki: Sono sekkei, seisaku, hikō gijutsu no subete
(The World’s Best Performance Paper Gliders: Everything You Need to Know About Their Design, Construction, and Flight Technology)

■ Motohiro Nishijima, Yoku wakaru kurashi no naka no shokuhin tenkabutsu dai 4 han
(Easy-to-follow Introduction to Food Additives in Our Daily Lives, 4th Edition)

■ Toshiaki Nojiri, Kamotsu jidōsha seisaku no hensen
(A History of Motor Freight Policy in Japan)

■ Shin’ichirō Ogata, Jiki-fu
(Jiki-fu: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste)

■ Masanori Okanishi, Shinkai seibutsu tezurumozuru no nazo o oe: Keitō bunrui kara shinka o saguru (fīrudo no seibutsugaku)
(A Hunt for the Mysterious Basket Stars of the Deep Sea: Exploring Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Evolution)

■ Shōzō Okano, Inu to neko no kyūkyū iryō purakutisu
(Emergency Medical Practice for Dogs and Cats)

■ Mitsuko Okazaki, Kenkōteki na kodomo o hagukumu tame ni: Shokuiku no riron to sono tenkai
(Fostering a Healthy Child: Theory of Food Education and Its Application)

■ Kunio Ōta, Ki no Yōroppa: Kenchiku to machiaruki no jiten
(Wooden Europe: Field Notes of Its Architecture and Townscapes)

■ Masanori Satō, Nihon Ginkō to Takahashi Korekiyo: Kin’yū zaisei gabanansu no kenkyū josetsu
(Korekiyo Takahashi and the Bank of Japan: A Study of Japanese Financial Governance)

■ Shingen Takagi, Kūkai no zahyō: Sonzai to kotoba no jinpigaku
(The Foundations of Kūkai’s Philosophy: The Esoterics of Existence and Language)

■ Yasuo Takahashi, Umi no “Kyōto”: Nihon Ryūkyū toshi-shi kenkyū
(Island Capitals: Studies on the Urban History of Japan and the Ryūkyū Kingdom)