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  • 2016/01/15 Updates

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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

  • 2015/11/05 Updates

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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

  • 2015/10/05 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 5, 2015, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction, 15 works of other categories, and 11 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) With the Frankfurt Book Fair taking place from October 14 to 18 this year, we have reopened … Details

  • 2015/09/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 15, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 20 works of other categories, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Akiko Itoyama, Ririku (Takeoff) ■ Yoshiki Tanaka, Arusurān senki 1: Ōto enjō (The Heroic Legend of Arslan … Details

  • 2015/09/01 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 1, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 12 works of other categories, and 2 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Keigo Higashino, Kindan no majutsu (Forbidden Magic) ■ Manabu Makime, Gojō shuttatsu (Wujing's Departure) ■ Gō Ōsaka, Heizō-gari … Details

  • 2015/08/03 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 3, 2015, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 9 works of other categories, and 8 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Naoya Higuchi, Otona doroppu (Growing-Up Candy) ■ Takahiro Ueda, Taiyō, Wakusei (Sun/Planet) Other Categories ■ Advocates for … Details

  • 2015/07/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 15, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 4 works of other categories, and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Ryō Asai, Budōkan (Budōkan) ■ Genki Kawamura, Sekai kara neko ga kieta nara (If Cats Were … Details

  • 2015/07/01 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 1, 2015, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 2 works of other categories, and 12 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Miwa Nishikawa, Nagai iiwake (The Long Excuse)■ Asako Yuzuki, Nairu pāchi no joshikai (Nile Perch Women’s … Details

  • 2015/06/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 15, 2015, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 3 works of other categories, and 8 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Megumi Fujino, Hatsukoi ryōri kyōshitsu (Cooking Lessons for Love) ■ Kōtaro Isaka, Aine kuraine nahatomujīku … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 1, 2015, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction, 2 works of nonfiction, and 5 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Areno Inoue, Mushi musume (Insect Woman)■ Hiromi Kawakami, Suisei (Running Water)■ Genki Kawamura, Oku otoko (Million Dollar … Details

  • 2015/05/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 15, 2015, adding synopses for 7 works of fiction, 2 works of nonfiction, and 7 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) A new article, "Japan's best-selling fiction of 2014," was also added to the News corner. Literature/Fiction■ Ryō Asai, Sekai … Details

  • 2015/05/08 News

    Japan’s best-selling fiction of 2014

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    The ten best-selling works of fiction in Japan from December 1, 2013 through November 26, 2014 were: 1. Murakami kaizoku no musume 1 & 2 (The Pirate’s Daughter 1 & 2) by Ryō Wada (Shinchosha, 2013) ISBN 978-4103068822 (vol. 1); 978-4103068839 (vol. 2)Thanks in part to winning the 2014 Booksellers Award, this book became a million-seller, … Details

  • 2015/04/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 17, 2015, adding synopses for 8 works of fiction, 2 works of nonfiction, and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Eiko Kadono, Nāda to iu na no shōjo (A Girl Named Nada)■ Yūsuke Kimura, Seichi shī-esu (Cesium … Details

  • 2015/04/03 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on April 3, 2015, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction, 3 works of nonfiction, and 5 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Eiko Kadono, Rasuto ran (Last Run)■ Hideo Okuda, Naomi to Kanako (Naomi and Kanako)■ Hikaru Okuizumi, Tōkyō … Details

  • 2015/03/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 17, 2015, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction, 1 work of nonfiction, 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 30 to April 2 this year. … Details

  • 2015/03/05 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 5, 2015, adding synopses for 1 work of nonfiction and 13 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Nonfiction■ Hazuki Saishō, Serapisuto (Silence in Psychotherapy) Children & YA■ Kimiko Aman and Takushi Kitada, Kuruma no iro wa sora no iro: Shiroi … Details

  • 2015/02/17 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 17, 2015, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction and 17 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Misumi Kubo, Yoru no fukurami (Night Emergence)■ Isao Tsujimoto, Kawaranai sora: Nakinagara, warainagara (The Sky Unchanged: Tears and Smiles) Children & YA■ … Details