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For the past half-century Kazuko Shiraishi has represented Japan in a number of international poetry festivals and conferences — in at least 28 countries, she tells me in a recent interview. Sea, Land, Shadow, by Kasuko Shiraishi, Translated by Yumiko Tsumura.64 pages NEW DIRECTIONS, Poetry. She says ...
Cats. Modern Japan loves them in all shapes and sizes. But they weren't always so cuddly. Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, by Zack Davisson.120 pages CHIN MUSIC PRESS, Nonfiction. From translator and folklore scholar Zack Davisson, "Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan" is a spooky read ...