Publications

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  • The Goldfish’s Nap
    Ryōko Okuno

    The Goldfish’s Nap きんぎょのひるね

    A small cloud comes along and scatters a few raindrops over a pond. The goldfish in the pond hardly notices and just continues his nap. Turn the page and a bigger cloud is now dropping… … Details

  • Topsy-Turvies 2: What Am I?
    Marutan

    Topsy-Turvies 2: What Am I? くるりんぱ〈2〉なーに?

    This volume belongs to a series of picture books conceived to show that there is more than one way to view something, and that what you see may depend on how you look at it.… … Details

  • Topsy-Turvies 1: Who Am I?
    Marutan

    Topsy-Turvies 1: Who Am I? くるりんぱ〈1〉だーれ?

    This volume belongs to a series of picture books conceived to show that there is more than one way to view something, and that what you see may depend on how you look at it.… … Details

  • A Long, Lo-o-ong Tail
    Hideo Kiso

    A Long, Lo-o-ong Tail しっぽしっぽしっぽっぽ

    The story begins with a little boy mouse wondering what he might be able to do if he had a longer tail, and continues with a variety of uses he imagines for it. “I could… … Details

  • Teacher, I Forgot My Homework
    Etsuko Yamamoto

    Teacher, I Forgot My Homework 先生、しゅくだいわすれました

    Fourth-grader Yūsuke is an active boy. He sometimes gets so wrapped up in playing sports and other games that he forgets to do his homework. One day when he realizes he’s done it again, he… … Details

  • i
    Kanako Nishi

    i i

    The i of the title represents both the imaginary unit in math (i2 = ?1) and the English first-person pronoun I. It is also a homophone for?ai, the Japanese word for “love,” as well as… … Details

  • Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy 1: Opening Day Assembly in the Dead of Night
    Tōru Tsunemitsu

    Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy 1: Opening Day Assembly in the Dead of Night 怪談オウマガドキ学園 1 真夜中の入学式

    This is the first volume in the tremendously popular Kaidan Oumagadoki Gakuen (Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy) series. According to Japanese tradition, the period of twilight shortly after the sun goes down is considered a… … Details

  • The Rainy Bookstore Rainmaker
    Rieko Hinata

    The Rainy Bookstore Rainmaker 雨ふる本屋の雨ふらし

    This volume is a sequel to the adventures-in-wonderland-style tale Ame furu hon’ya?(The Rainy Bookstore) about a fanciful bookstore where unfinished stories get completed and made into books. Following her adventure in the previous installment, Rūko… … Details

  • The Rainy Bookstore
    Rieko Hinata

    The Rainy Bookstore 雨ふる本屋

    This adventures-in-wonderland style of a tale centers on a little girl who rises to the defense of stories. Rūko resents her little sister Sara for all the attention she gets from their mother, and she’s… … Details

  • User’s Guide to My Mother
    Miku Itō

    User’s Guide to My Mother かあちゃん取扱説明書

    Tetsuya is a rambunctious fourth-grader who’s constantly getting into mischief. He never makes it through a day without being scolded by his mother for something. So he gets to thinking: Is there anything he could… … Details

  • Itoko and the Bathroom Scale
    Miku Itō

    Five fifth-grade classmates take turns as the focal character in each of five linked stories. Taking center stage in the first story, “Diet,” is Itoko Hosokawa, a girl who loves to eat. During lunch hour… … Details

  • The Kept Parrot
    Noboru Tsujihara

    The Kept Parrot 籠の鸚鵡

    A top-notch tale of suspense reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, or of Scott Smith’s A Simple Plan. Author Noboru Tsujihara is known for his meticulously detailed descriptions and the incomparable lyricism of his prose. The… … Details

  • The Slow Man: Actor Takuji Kameoka
    Akito Inui

    The Slow Man: Actor Takuji Kameoka のろい男 俳優・亀岡拓次

    This is a second volume of stories featuring Takuji Kameoka, a Japanese actor who, in spite of specializing in minor supporting roles, emerges as an irresistibly lovable, larger-than-life figure. The character first introduced at the… … Details

  • Actor Takuji Kameoka
    Akito Inui

    Actor Takuji Kameoka 俳優・亀岡拓次

    The hero of the seven stories included in this volume is Takuji Kameoka, a 37-year-old actor, who, in spite of the relatively minor supporting roles he plays, emerges as an irresistibly lovable, larger-than-life figure. The… … Details

  • Mama Killed Him
    Areno Inoue

    Mama Killed Him ママがやった

    Why did Momoko, 79, kill her husband Takuto, 72, after a marriage of more than 50 years? Eight linked stories reflect on a half century in the life of their family as readers ponder the… … Details

  • Savage Homes: Parents Who Kill Their Children
    Kōta Ishii

    Savage Homes: Parents Who Kill Their Children 「鬼畜」の家:わが子を殺す親たち

    This book throws light on the social ill of child abuse through a close examination of three cases of murder that rocked the Japanese media between 2007 and 2014. The basic details of each case… … Details

  • The Triple-Zero Arithmetic Case Files
    Shōgo Mukai

    The Triple-Zero Arithmetic Case Files トリプル・ゼロの算数事件簿

    Fifth-grader Yūten Ariake is a math whiz, but no one in his class knows it because he blows off the tests and gets low scores. His best friend Kyōhei Todoroki excels in sports, is a… … Details

  • It’s the Uncontrollables That Make Us You and Me
    Ryō Asai

    It’s the Uncontrollables That Make Us You and Me ままならないから私とあなた

    The first of the two novellas in this volume, Rentaru sekai (Rent-a-World), is narrated by 28-year-old office worker Yūta, who attends a colleague’s wedding and falls in love at first sight with one of the… … Details

  • Ten Meters Shy of the Truth
    Honobu Yonezawa

    Ten Meters Shy of the Truth 真実の一〇メートル手前

    A collection of puzzlers featuring journalist Machi Tachiarai, who was first introduced to mystery lovers in the best-selling novel Ō to sākasu (Kings and Circuses). The six stories included in this volume are variously set… … Details

  • There’s No Easy Job in This World
    Kikuko Tsumura

    There’s No Easy Job in This World この世にたやすい仕事はない

    The first-person narrator, a woman in her mid-thirties who quit her previous job after experiencing symptoms of burnout, tries out five unusual workplaces one after the other for one month at a time. Each receives… … Details