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  • Southwestern Silk Road
    Hideyuki Takano

    Southwestern Silk Road 西南シルクロードは密林に消える

    A “nonfiction entertainment” in which author Hideyuki Takano travels the so-called “Southwestern Silk Road” from the city of Chengdu in the central Chinese province of Sichuan through northern Myanmar and into India. The Silk Road… … Details

  • What’s the Attraction, Insects?
    Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura)

    What’s the Attraction, Insects? むしさん なんの ぎょうれつ?

    This is the fourth in a popular series of picture books that began with Nan no gyōretsu? (tr. The Long, Long Line), in which 50 animals line up from large to small without really knowing… … Details

  • Rag Tag Wrestlers
    Masatoshi Nakao / Masanori Inui

    Rag Tag Wrestlers ぞうきんレスラー

    Cara the Flowery Towel has been touring as a pop idol. But one day a gang of dustballs who love nothing better than to make things dirty crash her performance and throw mud bombs at… … Details

  • Poko the Fish Owl
    Kageki Shimoda / Seigo Kijima

    Poko the Fish Owl シマフクロウのぽこ

    Representing wildlife in this picture book addressing the question of how they and humans can coexist is the eponymous species of bird known in full as “Blakiston’s fish owl.” The central character is an elementary-aged… … Details

  • Chorus of Cicadas
    Shūhei Fujisawa

    Chorus of Cicadas 蝉しぐれ

    Even 20 years after his death, Shūhei Fujisawa remains one of Japan’s most popular authors of fiction set in the Edo period (1603–1867), with many of his titles continuing to enjoy strong sales today. This… … Details

  • Tea for the Grandees
    Jun Itō

    Tea for the Grandees 天下人の茶

    Medieval Japan endured an extended period of fragmentation when warring feudal domains were vying fiercely with one another to expand their territory, before the hegemonic ambitions of Oda Nobunaga (1534–82), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–98), and finally… … Details

  • Silent Breath
    Kyōko Minami

    Silent Breath サイレント・ブレス

    This novel follows the footsteps of a doctor who works for a health clinic serving terminally ill patients who wish to die in their own homes rather than in an institutional setting. Although surveys indicate… … Details

  • Marriage
    Areno Inoue

    Marriage 結婚

    This novel pays homage to the 1982 novel of the same title written by Mitsuharu Inoue, author Areno Inoue’s father. It revisits the subject of love fraud taken up in the earlier work, examining it… … Details

  • Creating Subaltern Counterpublics: Korean Women in Japan and Their Struggle for Night School
    Akwi Seo

    In this multilayered research, Akwi Seo provides a subtle and theoretically sophisticated exploration of Zainichi Korean women’s activism around their access to literacy, education, and social services. She shows how these activists developed new subjectivities,… … Details

  • Māsuke’s Hat
    Noboru Baba

    Māsuke’s Hat まあすけのぼうし

    This is a sequel to Kuma no Māsuke (Māsuke the Bear), which introduced the easygoing but determined Māsuke and his animal friends. Māsuke the Bear is trying to learn to ride his bike in the… … Details

  • Māsuke the Bear
    Noboru Baba

    Māsuke the Bear くまのまあすけ

    When Māsuke the Bear comes out of the woods to play in the open fields one day, a balloon comes wafting by on the breeze. He runs in the direction it’s headed in an effort… … Details

  • For Red
    Areno Inoue

    For Red 赤へ

    The volume contains ten stories that portray with compelling force how the shadow of death can creep unexpectedly into human relationships. Author Areno Inoue is always at her best, and especially so in her short… … Details

  • How to Keep a Pet Guardian of Death
    Mikito Chinen

    How to Keep a Pet Guardian of Death 優しい死神の飼い方

    A fanciful tale in which a dog rescued by a young nurse working for a terminal-care facility becomes a therapy dog for the patients in an unusual way, and also solves an old murder mystery.… … Details

  • The Adventures of a Galactic Loan Shark
    Yūsuke Miyauchi

    The five linked stories in this humor-filled sci-fi collection take place on the first exoplanet that humans have succeeded in colonizing, familiarly referred to as “Second Avenue,” where a loan shark and his boss go… … Details

  • See You in the Land of Cherry Blossoms
    Shinobu Suga

    Sandwiched between the great powers of Germany and Russia, Poland has twice been wiped off the map in the course of history. This historical novel traces, through the eyes of a Japanese observer, the country’s… … Details

  • Backstage at the Festivities
    Miho Shimao

    This collection of seven linked stories portrays mid-20th century life on the tiny southern Japanese island of Kakeroma, where author Miho Shimao spent much of her life. In many of the tales, the narrative voice… … Details

  • The Vermilion Thumbprint
    Hiroki Nagaoka

    A master of the puzzler mystery presents four exemplars of the genre, laying his groundwork and distributing clues with meticulous care as he builds to a climax that will have readers catching their breath in… … Details

  • Twelve Chapters on Her
    Kyōko Nakajima

    Twelve Chapters on Her 彼女に関する十二章

    A woman who has recently passed the half-century mark reflects on her life and relationships in the course of several unexpected events involving her and her 24-year-old son. The story that spans from June until… … Details

  • No Nest Egg to Retire On
    Miu Kakiya

    No Nest Egg to Retire On 老後の資金がありません

    As the Japanese population continues to age at an unprecedented rate—by 2025, one in five Japanese will be over 75, and one in three over 65—this novel portrays the ups and downs of one three-generation… … Details

  • Next to Apartment 3 Is 5
    Yu Nagashima

    Next to Apartment 3 Is 5 三の隣は五号室

    The place is the Daiichi Fujioka apartment house, located in an unremarkable residential neighborhood on the western outskirts of Yokohama. More specifically, it is Apartment 5, the middle unit on the second floor. The story… … Details