696 results for Category: Literature
  • Revolution Eve
    Shinobu Suga

    Revolution Eve 革命前夜

    The Berlin Wall that had restricted travel between East and West Berlin since 1961 was taken down on November 9, 1989, leading shortly thereafter to the demise of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), the… … Details

  • Age
    Shinji Ishii

    Age よはひ

    The volume contains 27 stories linked loosely by a shared theme: the imprint of age. Switching points of view adroitly from that of a small child to the elderly and various ages in between and… … Details

  • Enjoy the Sensual Life Like a Paris Madame
    Mana Iwamoto

    Enjoy the Sensual Life Like a Paris Madame パリのマダムに生涯恋愛現役の秘訣を学ぶ

    Dr. Mana Iwamoto interviewed Parisians in order to find out how they manage to stay young and vital into their fifties and sixties. What she learned from these conversations was simple, and yet profound: residents… … Details

  • Going Gourmet in Kyoto

    Going Gourmet in Kyoto 京都食手帖―京のめぐりあい

    This volume belongs to a series of Kyoto travel guides written from the perspective of residents in order to give visitors a taste of the ancient Japanese capital as the locals know it. Aptly enough… … Details

  • The Famous Wooden Pagodas of Japan
    Kazuhiko Suma

    Pagodas are Chinese and Japanese Buddhist structures that historically derive from Indian stupas, which were originally simple mounds containing the ashes or other relics of the Buddha. They may be built of either wood or… … Details

  • Children of the Himalayas
    Katsumi Uchino

    Children of the Himalayas ヒマラヤに咲く子供たち

    Author and photographer Katsumi Uchino brings us photos of Himalayan children taken over the course of a year and several months in Nepal. The veteran cameraman has long been known for the eye-popping images he… … Details

  • “What If?” Illustrated Guides: The Endangered Species Rescue-Court Files
    Masato Ōbuchi

    “What If?” Illustrated Guides: The Endangered Species Rescue-Court Files 「もしも?」の図鑑:絶滅危惧種救出裁判ファイル

    This is another volume in the series of “What If?” Illustrated Guides. Taking up topics of interest to readers of elementary- and middle-school age and presenting information in ways that are both entertaining and educational,… … Details

  • A Forest of Wool and Steel
    Natsu Miyashita

    Filled with precise and richly sensuous detail about both piano playing and tuning, this novel portrays the psychological coming of age of a young man who has decided to pursue a career as a piano… … Details

  • Downtown Rocket 2: The Gaudi Project
    Jun Ikeido

    Downtown Rocket 2: The Gaudi Project 下町ロケット2 ガウディ計画

    This is a sequel to Jun Ikeido’s Naoki Prize-winning business novel Shitamachi roketto (Downtown Rocket), centering on a small precision machinery manufacturing company run by Kōhei Tsukuda in the old merchant-class district of Tokyo. In… … Details

  • The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps
    Keigo Higashino

    An author better known for his best-selling detective stories tones down the suspense and mystery to bring readers a thought-provoking novel about the dividing line between life and death. The story centers on a family… … Details

  • Unable to Speak Their Names
    Akari Itō

    Unable to Speak Their Names 名前も呼べない

    The two medium-length works of literary fiction in this volume center on women who are the product of broken homes in childhood. The title work, which was awarded the Dazai Osamu Prize, stands out for… … Details

  • The Empty Grave
    Gō Ōsaka

    The Empty Grave 墓標なき街

    Ending a gap of 13 years, this seventh installment in author Gō Ōsaka’s hardboiled suspense series once again features the killer known as “The Shrike.” The notorious fiend’s MO is to stab his victims with… … Details

  • New Karma
    Kō Shinjō

    New Karma ニューカルマ

    A novel portraying the challenges young people face in the Japanese labor market today, with action centering largely on multi-level marketing companies. Yūki Takeda is five years out of college, working in the Sales Support… … Details

  • The Cherry Has Bloomed
    Mizuki Tsujimura

    The Cherry Has Bloomed サクラ咲く

    Three linked stories portray the emotional ups and downs of adolescence. In Yakusoku no basho, yakusoku no jikan (Agreed Time, Agreed Place), 13-year-old Yū Kikuchi arrives as a midyear transfer student at Tomohiko Takemiya’s middle… … Details

  • The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima
    En Mikami

    The story is set on the small but picturesque island of Enoshima, a popular seaside resort in Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Tokyo. The Nishiura Photo Studio that was in business there for a full… … Details

  • Index
    Tetsuya Honda

    Index インデックス

    This volume contains eight short stories that complement author Tetsuya Honda’s best-selling novel series featuring crime fighter Reiko Himekawa. Five of the tales relate cases that Reiko, now 33, undertakes shortly after her return from… … Details

  • A Conversation with Japanese National Rugby Team Head Coach Eddie Jones: Coaching Is Believing
    Jun Ikushima

    A Conversation with Japanese National Rugby Team Head Coach Eddie Jones: Coaching Is Believing ラグビー日本代表ヘッドコーチ  エディー・ジョーンズとの対話: コーチングとは「信じること」

    At the Rugby World Cup hosted by England in the fall of 2015, Japan’s national team surprised the world by upsetting the powerhouse South African team that had been expected to crush them. This book… … Details

  • Angels in the Sun: Soulmates II
    Seishū Hase

    Angels in the Sun: Soulmates II 陽だまりの天使たち ソウルメイトⅡ

    Following on the previous book titled Sourumeito (Soulmates), author Seishū Hase offers up a second volume of seven short stories about dogs and their human masters: “Toy Poodle,” “Mix,” “Labrador Retriever,” “Basset Hound,” “Flat-Coated Retriever,”… … Details

  • Soulmates
    Seishū Hase

    Soulmates ソウルメイト

    Author Seishū Hase’s peerless powers of observation shine in these seven short stories about dogs and their people. Tales entitled “Chihuahua,” “Borzoi,” “Shiba Inu,” “Welsh Corgi Pembroke,” “German Shepherd,” “Jack Russell Terrier,” and “Bernese Mountain… … Details

  • Human Chairs: A Rampoesque Tale
    Shirō Kuro

    Human Chairs: A Rampoesque Tale 人間椅子 乱歩奇譚

    The body of a young teacher named Okumura is found dismembered and reassembled in the shape of a chair in a middle-school classroom. One of his students, a fair-faced 13-year-old named Kobayashi, happens to be… … Details