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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

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Nov 7, 2021
‘Ogata Korin’: The libertine artist who made beauty his business
Curator Frank Feltensu2019 informative monograph illustrates how the inability of a youthful Ogata Korin to manage his affairs had a profound impact on Japanese art.
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Mar 28, 2020
'Grit, Grace, and Gold' review: The Olympics are postponed, but this book's a winner
On the surface, sports and haiku are an incongruous mix but, as Nagamura notes in the introduction, "Writing good haiku involves the same attention to grace, balance, strength, bravery, restraint and observation that propels athletes to their peak."
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Mar 28, 2020
'The Salaryman' review: Spilling the secrets of Japan's everyman
Alongside its humor, Michael Thuresson's recent memoir, "The Salaryman," provides an insightful look at Japan's corporate workforce. In 2008, Thuresson was a 32-year-old product manager at a small LA software startup who suddenly landed a high-paying job with a Japanese corporation of over 50,000 employees. Thuresson spent eight years working in four different Japanese companies, and his various struggles to thrive make for a thoroughly entertaining read.
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Feb 29, 2020
'Shadow of the Fox': Secrets, scrolls and an epic quest to save the world
Demons, spirits and other things that go bump in the night come to life in Julie Kagawa's epic young adult fantasy "Shadow of the Fox."
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Feb 29, 2020
'Vampiric: Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan': Short stories to sink your teeth into
Vampires may not have a traditional place in Japanese literature, but since the 1910s plenty of writers have tackled the dark — often sexy — subject, albeit with a Japanese twist.
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Feb 22, 2020
'The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction': A literary classic's outsize impact on Japan
In "The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction," William C. Helberg delves into Japan's fascination with "The Water Margin," and how its influence spread beyond the confines of pure literature.
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Feb 8, 2020
'The Chronicles of Lord Asunaro': Period drama, modern satire
One of the newest novellas out from Red Circle Minis, "The Chronicles of Lord Asunaro" by Kanji Hanawa, covers far more ground than its size might suggest.
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Feb 8, 2020
'The Japanese Linguistic Landscape': Essays on language by the man behind 'Reiwa'
For the student lost in the midst of memorizing kanji, it's easy to forget that languages are molded not just by the sharp corners of reality but also by the careful caressing of poets. What a joy it is then to have this window into the poetic beauty behind some "quintessential words."
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Feb 1, 2020
Whet your appetite with 'A Complete Guide to Japanese Cuisine'
Food writer Akiko Katayama's bilingual washoku primer, "A Complete Guide to Japanese Cuisine," covers everything from regional dishes to dining customs and bento.
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Jan 11, 2020
'The Honjin Murders': Japan's own Sherlock Holmes is on the case
"The Honjin Murders" is a classic murder mystery in which a newly married couple are found butchered by a Japanese sword inside a room locked from the inside.
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Jan 3, 2020
Japanese Classics series: Vintage Classics gives timeless Japanese literature a look for the new decade
The new Japanese Classics series from Vintage Classics presents five seminal Japanese novels, from Junichiro Tanizaki to Yoko Ozawa, with stunning cover art by Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu.
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Dec 21, 2019
'The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook': Everyday Japanese favorites for a rousing night in
Though it's impossible to agree on what, exactly, an izakaya is, it's now possible to recreate all the classic dishes at home with Wataru Yokota's "The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook."
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Dec 14, 2019
'Zen in Japanese Culture': An astute explainer of Japan's spiritual aesthetics
With "Zen in Japanese Culture," Gavin Blair deftly sidesteps superficial how-tos and Orientalism to deliver a in-depth explainer that leaves readers wanting to dig even deeper.
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Nov 30, 2019
'My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life': Well-intentioned diversity misses the mark
Props to Rachel Cohn for attempting to add some much-needed diversity into Japanese literature with "My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life." Unfortunately, it falls flat.
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Nov 30, 2019
'Kojiki: The Birth of Japan': Picture this, a nation's creation myth
Artist Kazumi Wilds retells Japan's creation myth, the "Kojiki," through vivid and accessible illustrations.
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Oct 26, 2019
'Cats of the Louvre': A storied museum reveals its secrets
In this surreal work by Taiyo Matsumoto, a small band of stray cats take refuge inside the attic of the Louvre. Their adventures and interactions with the humans of the Louvre unfold in connected chapters of "secrets."
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Oct 12, 2019
'Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems': Wit and wisdom in 14 lines or fewer
In "Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems," editor Philip Rowland shows there's more to the short form poetry genre than haiku or tanka.
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Oct 6, 2019
'The Democracy of Suffering': Wit, erudition and philosophical change
Todd Dufresne's "The Democracy of Suffering" argues that, if we are to understand the Anthropocene, then philosophy itself needs a radical overhaul.
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Oct 6, 2019
'The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks': A compendium of Japan's alcohol traditions
Stephen Lyman and Chris Bunting's "The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks" is a beautiful, carefully put together coffee-table book full of insights, anecdotes and thirst-inducing pictures of Japan's various alcohols.
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Sep 28, 2019
'A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide': Picture the capital in a whole new way
Singaporean artist Evangeline Neo walks travelers through Tokyo's best traditional must-sees, anime hot-spots and even Mount Fuji in her comic-book guide to the metropolis.

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