Author of the beloved "Kiki's Delivery Service" series about a young witch in training, Eiko Kadono continues to bring magic to the world of Japanese children's literature.
Kris Kosaka, a resident of Japan since 1996, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. She is a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University in the Faculty of International Studies.
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In Yoko Ogawa's "The Memory Police," as memories of everyday objects are ripped away from society, one novelist sets out to conceal her editor — a person who cannot forget these missing objects — from a mysterious, state-sanctioned police force.
Akemi Johnson's "Night in the American Village" is a meticulously researched volume on the intersection of cultures, the divides of power and gender, and on the politics and people behind the overseas American military presence.
Children's author Taro Gomi has authored over 450 books in his striking visual style, many of which — "Everyone Poops" included — have become classics of the genre, both in Japan and abroad.
"Diva Nation" pays tribute to Japanese women through the ages who have found a way to triumph despite societal restrictions.
Janet Pocorobba's "The Fourth String" reconfigures the typical Japan fish-out-of-water memoir into a meditation on music and mastery, relationships, culture and narrative.
Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou burst fully-formed as a choreographer and director onto the international stage with his stunning triumph directing the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics in 2004. He has been popular ever since, yet his work consistently retains an avant-garde ...
Author and poet Kenji Miyazawa's fantastical worldbuilding, poignant text and progressive morals laid the foundations of modern Japanese children's literature.
A classic introduction to the Japanese short story, "Modern Japanese Short Stories" is a literary time capsule of postwar Japan.
For ballet fans across Japan, The Royal Ballet represents the pinnacle in dance, and its upcoming summer tour of Tokyo and Yokohama from June 21 to 30 keeps expectations high. As well as a gala program featuring a wide range of works, famed dancer and ...