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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

  • 2014/04/17 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

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 3, 2014, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 13 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Miyuki Miyabe, Dare ka (Somebody)■ Miyuki Miyabe, Ryu wa nemuru (The Sleeping Dragon)■ Hiroki Nagaoka, Kyojo (Training Center) Literature/Nonfiction■ … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 18, 2014, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 1 of other categories, and 25 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) On the occasion of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, held from March 24 to 27, Books from Japan … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 4, 2014, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 13 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) The Bologna Children's Book Fair will take place in Italy from March 24 to 27, 2014. Books from Japan will be celebrating … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 18, 2014, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction, 4 of other categories, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Yusuke Kishi, Kurimuzon no meikyu (The Crimson Labyrinth)■ Yusuke Kishi, Kuroi ie (The Black House)■ Ito Ogawa, … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 3, 2014, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction and 5 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, "Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes go to Oyamada, Asai, Himeno," was also added to … Details

  • 2014/01/17 Updates

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    A Happy New Year to all our readers, and thank you for your continued interest in Books from Japan. Books from Japan was updated on January 17, 2014, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, 4 of other categories, and 6 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English … Details

  • 2013/12/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 17, 2013, adding synopses for 10 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Yumiko Fukuzawa, Mori ichiban no otomodachi?Ookina Kuma-san to chiisana Yamane-kun (Best Friends in the Forest?Big Bear and Little … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 2, 2013, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 2 of other categories, and 5 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Keigo Higashino, Manatsu no hoteishiki (The Midsummer Equation)■ Yumeaki Hirayama, Kaidan … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 15, 2013, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 4 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Jiro Asada, Metoro ni notte (On the Metro)■ Jiro Asada, Tsubakiyama kacho … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 1, 2013, adding synopses for 10 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 5 children & YA titles. The new titles are listed below. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Shinji Aoyama, Yuriika (Eureka)■ Keigo Higashino, Kakko no tamago wa dare no … Details