Publications

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  • 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

  • Le Gâteau Invisible: Beautiful Cakes with Layered Fruits and Vegetables
    Yōko Wakayama

    Le Gâteau Invisible: Beautiful Cakes with Layered Fruits and Vegetables ガトー・インビジブル:果物や野菜のスライスを重ねた美しい断層のケーキ

    The popular French oven creation known as gâteau invisible, “invisible cake,” has gained a foothold in Japan. The cake gets its name from the fact that the batter is spread so thinly among the sliced… … Details

  • Simple Sweets & Baked Treats
    Natsuko Kuwahara

    Simple Sweets & Baked Treats シンプルベイク&スイーツ

    This title contains 55 butter-free recipes so easy to prepare you can have fresh-baked treats on your table every day. The book is divided into four chapters headed “Vegetable Oils,” “Tofu & Soy Pulp,” “Yogurt,”… … Details

  • How to Get into the Michelin Guide with Only Three Months’ Training as a Sushi Chef
    Hiroaki Uto

    How to Get into the Michelin Guide with Only Three Months’ Training as a Sushi Chef 寿司修行3カ月でミシュランに載った理由

    A small sushi restaurant in Osaka’s Umeda district created quite a stir when it garnered a place in The Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka 2016 just months after first opening its doors. The restaurant is operated… … Details

  • Tipsy Balancing Blocks

    Tipsy Balancing Blocks ゆらゆらバランスつみき

    An illustrated book of instructions offers suggestions for endless fun with the accompanying set of wooden blocks designed on the theme of a mother bird and her chicks. With ideas that call for stacking, arranging,… … Details

  • Big Beanie’s New Bed
    Miwa Nakaya

    Big Beanie’s New Bed そらまめくんのあたらしいベッド

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie’s most treasured possession is his cozy bean-pod bed. It’s as soft… … Details

  • Big Beanie and the Very Long Bean
    Miwa Nakaya

    Big Beanie and the Very Long Bean そらまめくんとながいながいまめ

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie and his friends find a strange bean pod sticking out of… … Details

  • A Day in the Life of Big Beanie
    Miwa Nakaya

    A Day in the Life of Big Beanie そらまめくんのぼくのいちにち

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie’s most treasured possession is his soft, fluffy bed made out of… … Details

  • Kaboom from Above
    Naoko Uozumi

    Kaboom from Above てんからどどん

    Karin Takakura is a vivacious eighth-grader who has a habit of blurting out whatever comes into her head without much thought. Recently three of her friends have told her she’s being insensitive and should learn… … Details

  • The Ghost Art Museum 5: Much Ado about the Ghost Amusement Park
    Sachiko Kashiwaba / Takako Hirai

    The Ghost Art Museum 5: Much Ado about the Ghost Amusement Park おばけ美術館5:おばけ遊園地は大さわぎ

    In Welcome to the Ghost Art Museum!, the inaugural volume of what has now become a popular series, a fifth-grade girl named Mahiru became the director of the eponymous museum in accordance with the original… … Details

  • The Bum Detective: Master Thief vs. Gumshoe
    Troll

    The Bum Detective: Master Thief vs. Gumshoe おしりたんてい かいとう VS たんてい

    This is the fourth volume of the Oshiri tantei (The Bum Detective) series of illustrated books featuring a detective with a face like a butt and a brilliant deductive mind, who is also known for… … Details