Yasmine La Salle

For Yasmine La Salle's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The Art of The Wind Rises

Apr 5, 2014

The Art of The Wind Rises

The Art of The Wind Rises, by Hayao Miyazaki.Viz MEdia, Nonfiction. Brand new to the Viz collection of art books, “The Art of The Wind Rises” will once again bring to life the award-winning film it is named for. Creating a new experience for ...

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

Mar 29, 2014

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

This extensive travel book by lecturer and Okinawa expert Robert Walker is billed as “the first comprehensive guide to the entire Ryukyu Island chain.” With 25 years experience traveling throughout the region’s 150-islands Walker has amassed a huge amount of information — condensed here ...

Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible

Mar 15, 2014

Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible

In her new book, ” Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible,” award-winning author Suzanne Kamata shows her young audience that invisibility is not always a superpower, and becoming a young adult is not always easy. Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible, by ...

I Hear Them Cry

Feb 15, 2014

I Hear Them Cry

In her debut novel, “I Hear Them Cry,” award-winning author Shiho Kishimoto explores how the pattern of violent behavior can be inherited from parent to child and how love and violence are often connected. I Hear Them Cry, by Shiho Kishimoto Translated by Raj ...