Publications

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  • The Golden Principles of Feng Shui Life: How to Declutter and Organize Your Home
    Yūchiku Rinoie

    An ancient art and science developed in China more than 3,000 years ago, feng shui is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the… … Details

  • They Saw the Comet: A Personal Exploration of Japan’s Hidden Christians
    Hiromi Hoshino

    They Saw the Comet: A Personal Exploration of Japan’s Hidden Christians みんな彗星を見ていた:私的キリシタン探訪記

    In 1549 Francis Xavier, a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary and cofounder of the Society of Jesus, arrived in a Japan fragmented among many competing feudal lords and began spreading the Christian gospel. Over the… … Details

  • I’ll See You at the Temple
    Yukiko Takada

    I’ll See You at the Temple まんぷく寺でまってます

    Even as Japan has become an increasingly secular society, 90 percent of funerals continue to be conducted as Buddhist ceremonies. In this story set at a Buddhist temple deep in the mountainous heart of Sado… … Details

  • Tangram Brainflash: Colors and Shapes

    Tangram Brainflash: Colors and Shapes いろ・かたち ひらめきタングラム

    The tangram, a puzzle that originated in China, is tremendously popular as an educational toy. The objective is to figure out how seven variously shaped pieces cut from a square can be rearranged to match… … Details

  • Kiwa’s Eggs
    Makiko Usami

    Kiwa’s Eggs キワさんのたまご

    Fourth-grader Satoshi is having a hard time staving off boredom during summer vacation. His parents are always tied up with the bento shop they run in the shopping district by the station, and his best… … Details

  • Cute and Easy Pom-Pom Crafts
    Mariko Ishikawa

    Cute and Easy Pom-Pom Crafts かんたんかわいいすぐできる ぽんぽんグッズ

    Some yarn and a stiff piece of cardboard to wind it around are all you need. Simply wind the yarn around and around the cardboard base, tie the center, snip the loops with sharp scissors,… … Details

  • Terrorist on the Rooftop
    Mikito Chinen

    Terrorist on the Rooftop 屋上のテロリスト

    A fictitious Japan that was partitioned between east and west after World War II comes under internal attack by a beautiful young terrorist pursuing reunification 72 years later. On November 15, 2017, high-school senior Akito… … Details

  • A Heartless God Alights
    Izumi Shiga

    A Heartless God Alights 無情の神が舞い降りる

    This volume contains two stories set in Fukushima shortly after the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan’s eastern seaboard on March 11, 2011. The title story begins two weeks after the quake in a… … Details

  • Cloud Girl
    Hitomi Kanehara

    Cloud Girl クラウドガール

    Two young sisters with sharply contrasting personalities take turns telling of their anchorless life in Tokyo following the death of their mother, who had received custody of them when she and their father divorced. Sixteen-year-old… … Details

  • Please Save Me
    Risa Wataya

    Please Save Me 私をくいとめて

    A woman who prefers to keep to herself begins a somewhat tentative relationship with a man but then finds herself unraveling. In spite of the serious subject matter, author Risa Wataya keeps the reader engaged… … Details

  • 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