Publications

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  • Milk Diary: The Book of Milk for Healthy Living Every Day

    Milk Diary: The Book of Milk for Healthy Living Every Day ミルク日記:毎日を元気に過ごすためのミルクの本

    Tremendously popular web content that drew 80,000 Facebook Likes is collected here between the covers of this book. The character Milk-Cup is born when milk pours from above into a dry, empty glass. “Now go… … Details

  • The Ferocious Hungry Bear
    Yasushi Tsukamoto

    The Ferocious Hungry Bear もうじゅうはらへりくま

    Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! One day a ferocious hungry bear comes pounding down out of the mountains toward town. Famished, he is on a hunt for something to eat. When he spots a carpenter bee buzzing… … Details

  • He Made Me Want to Hurry Home
    Yūichi Kimura / Tsūga Takeuchi

    He Made Me Want to Hurry Home あいたくなっちまったよ

    Daddy Wildcat is on his way home to his wife and son, thinking with great satisfaction about how much his son admires him, when he spots a tasty-looking mouse trying to make himself scarce. Licking… … Details

  • Richard’s Diary
    Tomomi

    Richard’s Diary リチャードの日記

    This is a sequel to author Tomomi’s picture book for grown-ups, Richādo no yubiwa (A Ring from Richard). Several days after Richard succumbs to his illness, Millie goes into his study and finds a diary… … Details

  • A Ring from Richard
    Tomomi

    A Ring from Richard リチャードの指輪

    On a scenic hill overlooking a small town stands a tree not yet very tall. Richard and Millie meet under it, fall in love, and get married. On their wedding day, Richard asks Millie to… … Details

  • Hutch & Marlow
    Nanae Aoyama

    Hutch & Marlow ハッチとマーロウ

    The story of a single mother and her twin daughters set in Hotaka, a town in the alpine prefecture of Nagano in central Japan. Author Nanae Aoyama has described it as an homage to Enid… … Details

  • A Fool’s Poison
    Makoto Usami

    A Fool’s Poison 愚者の毒

    The story begins in the summer of 2015, at a luxurious eldercare facility overlooking the Pacific in Shimoda, a resort town on the tip of a peninsula southwest of Tokyo. Resident Yōko Nanba, 65, moved… … Details

  • Welcome Rain
    Yūko Yuzuki

    The convicted perpetrator of a crime 16 years ago is still serving his sentence when a virtually identical crime occurs, and the detectives who ignored potentially absolving testimony wonder if they sent an innocent man… … Details

  • Friend Guilt
    Gaku Yakumaru

    In a 1997 incident that shocked the entire country, a 14-year-old boy in Kobe murdered two elementary school children, gruesomely decapitating the second and placing his head at the gate of the victim’s school, then… … Details

  • Master Leach
    Maha Harada

    Master Leach リーチ先生

    This is a novel inspired by the life of British potter Bernard Howell Leach (1887–1979), who lived and worked in Japan for about a decade early in his career. Leach was born in Hong Kong,… … Details

  • oookickooo’s Best Style Book
    Atsuko Kikuchi

    oookickooo’s Best Style Book oookickooo Best Style Book

    Author Atsuko Kikuchi has established an online presence as a style maven on Instagram and Twitter under the handle oookickooo (pronounced simply “kick”), producing a steady stream of distinctive hand-drawn and hand-lettered illustrations of fashion… … Details

  • The Animal Buses and the Lost Item
    Shiho Kotera

    The Animal Buses and the Lost Item アニマルバスとわすれもの

    The “Funny Animal Bus” characters created and popularized by stationery and fancy goods maker Q-Lia, and subsequently turned into an animation series on Japanese TV, are here adapted to the picture-book form for the first… … Details

  • Mr. Fabre’s Insect Class 2: The Joy of Studying Insects
    Daisaburō Okumoto / Kōhei Yamashita

    Mr. Fabre’s Insect Class 2: The Joy of Studying Insects ファーブル先生の昆虫教室2:昆虫研究の楽しさ

    This is a second volume of translated extracts from French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre’s Souvenirs entomologiques, which were originally published as installments in a series appearing in the Asahi Newspaper Elementary School Edition between October 2015… … Details

  • Spook Train
    Masatoshi Nakao / Dolly

    Spook Train ようかいでんしゃ

    A young boy of elementary-school age is going on his first long train trip by himself, to visit his grandparents who live in a remote mountain village called Ryūjin. He boards the train as the… … Details

  • The Cat Who Came to the Rescue of Books
    Sōsuke Natsukawa

    The Cat Who Came to the Rescue of Books 本を守ろうとする猫の話

    The story probes the significance and value that books have in life as it traces the adventures of a somewhat introverted teenage boy and a cat in their efforts to rescue books from unfortunate fates.… … Details

  • The Opponent, Miyamoto Musashi
    Masaki Kinoshita

    The Opponent, Miyamoto Musashi 敵の名は、宮本武蔵

    Miyamoto Musashi (d. 1645) was one of the most storied swordsmen of the Edo period (1603–1867); his Gorin no sho (The Book of Five Rings), a discussion of martial arts and military strategy, has even… … Details

  • Lovers by Mail
    Areno Inoue

    Lovers by Mail 綴られる愛人

    A suspenseful love story in which a man and woman who know each other only through letters grow increasingly infatuated with each other, then end up colluding to commit a crime. The story is told… … Details

  • The Quiet Covenant of the Flowers
    Teru Miyamoto

    The Quiet Covenant of the Flowers 草花たちの静かな誓い

    Kikue Alcott, 63, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Japanese descent, dies of a sudden heart attack on April 14, 2013, while bathing in a hot spring during a visit to Japan. Her American husband Ian… … Details

  • Ieyasu Raises a City
    Yoshinobu Kadoi

    Ieyasu Raises a City 家康、江戸を建てる

    This historical novel tells the story of how Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616) built the city of Edo—today’s Tokyo—as the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate. Through it, his heirs maintained a “Pax Tokugawa” over a… … Details

  • A Collection of Crime Stories
    Shūichi Yoshida

    Five short crime stories probe the depths of human avarice, revealing the unpredictability and fragility of life with the same acute sensibilities author Shūichi Yoshida brought to such best-selling works as Akunin (tr. Villain) and… … Details