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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

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Sep 28, 2019
Brad Glosserman's 'Peak Japan': Japan on the down and out
'Peak Japan' provides a painstaking overview of the country's social, economic and political trajectory since the 1990s.
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Sep 21, 2019
'The Swords of Silence': Hidden Christians, vengeful daimyo and a few miracles thrown in
Set in the early 17th century, 'The Swords of Silence' focuses on the plight of Japan's hidden Christians and the closing of Japan to foreign trade and relations — with a fantasy twist.
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Sep 7, 2019
'Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist': The brain behind the coup
In 'Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist,' Andrew Rankin takes us to the less-visited corners of Mishima's complete works, the intellectual essays that were the fount for the ideas that played themselves out in his novels.
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Aug 31, 2019
'Half of Each Other': Grief, marriage and tragedy
'Half of Each Other,' the newest novel from the prolific author and director, Roger Pulvers, considers how love, desire and grief intertwine in the aftermath of tragedy.
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Aug 24, 2019
'Sushi Master': Nothing fishy about this masterful account
Sushi master Nick Sakagami presents a beautifully photographed, levelheaded guide to sushi culture and cuisine. Recipes included.
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Aug 24, 2019
'Plant-based Tokyo': A compelling guide to vegetarian food in the capital
A new resource for visitors and residents, 'Plant-based Tokyo' is Momoko Nakamura's bilingual guidebook to 45 vegetarian establishments in the Tokyo area.
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Aug 10, 2019
'The Bells of Old Tokyo': Present-day Tokyo explored through its historical soundscape
Anna Sherman's book, 'The Bells of Old Tokyo,' unveils a new way to look at Japan's capital: A people-centric examination of its lyrical, historical soundscape and the people that populate its many unique residential neighborhoods.
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Aug 3, 2019
'Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan': A nuanced take on the status of women in Japan
Gill Steel's 'Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan' fills in some of the gaps in previous research into the status of women in Japan, including the myriad ways in which they exercise agency in their lives.
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Jul 27, 2019
'Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan': Japan's approach to waste is trash
In 'Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan,' Eiko Maruko Siniawer traces the evolution of Japanese values and aspirations from 1945 to the present through the lense of waste and waste consciousness.
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Jul 20, 2019
'Shadows of Tokyo': Assassinations, nationalism and intrigue in Taisho Era noir
Matthew Legare's 'Shadows of Tokyo' portrays the somber zeitgeist of Japan's capital in 1931, where rightist assassins armed with swords, handguns and bombs stalk key political and business figures.
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Jul 20, 2019
In 'Indigo Girl,' family relationships are more nuanced than they first appear
Bicultural teen and manga aficionado Aiko journeys to Japan to meet her biological father for the first time in this sequel to Suzanne Kamata's 2013 'Gadget Girl.'
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Jul 6, 2019
'The Last Train': High-stakes crime in glitzy Roppongi
'The Last Train' is a fast-paced police procedural with well-crafted prose, but suffers from a series of minor research errors.
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Jul 6, 2019
'Inhabitation': A boy and a lizard, both down on their luck
Set in 1970s Osaka, 'Inhabitation' is a surrealist, symbolic novel about one man's attempt to run from his past and build his own future.
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Jun 29, 2019
'Diva Nation': Feminine empowerment throughout Japan's history
'Diva Nation' pays tribute to Japanese women through the ages who have found a way to triumph despite societal restrictions.
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Jun 22, 2019
'The Woman in the White Kimono': Love and loss in postwar Japan
Inspired by her own father's experiences in Japan, in 'The Woman in the White Kimono' author Ana Jones pens a bittersweet love story that weaves together Japan's postwar past and present.
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Jun 22, 2019
'Backlight': All alone in the wilds of Hokkaido
Based on a real-life incident in which a 7-year-old boy was abandoned in the woods by his parents, 'Backlight' examines the search and rescue operation through a philosophical lens.
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Jun 8, 2019
'Three Japanese Short Stories' review: A literary amuse-bouche
In 'Three Japanese Short Stories,' stories by noted authors Kafu Nagai, Koji Uno and Ryonosuke Akutagawa illustrate a Japan grappling with the wider world.
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Jun 8, 2019
'Modern Japanese Short Stories' review: A bridge between past and present
A classic introduction to the Japanese short story, 'Modern Japanese Short Stories' is a literary time capsule of postwar Japan.
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May 25, 2019
'Maritime Ryukyu' review: Marauders, smugglers and a colorful cast of adventurers
As a fulcrum of exchange, the Ryukyu archipelago was multilingual and multicultural from its earliest days.
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May 25, 2019
'Zainichi Literature' review: What is the nature of exile?
A product of postwar Japan and virtually unknown internationally, Zainichi literature often explores the nature of exile and the conflict of identity between homes.

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