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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

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May 18, 2019
'The Diving Pool': Three psychologically subversive novellas
In these unsettling novellas — 'The Diving Pool,' 'Pregnancy Diary' and 'Dormitory' — Yoko Ogawa subverts expectations of traditional female milestones.
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May 11, 2019
Tomoko Keira's 'The Spirit of Huci': A year of living with an Ainu elder — review
One part Ainu cookbook and three parts a cultural record of Ainu values and beliefs, Tomoko Keira's 'The Spirit of Huci' offers, for the first time, the voices of Ainu women in English.
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Apr 27, 2019
'Mr. Straight Arrow' review: An overdue look at the life of journalist John Hersey
'Mr. Straight Arrow' is a refreshingly thoughtful biography about the reclusive journalist John Hersey, best-known for his novel 'Hiroshima.'
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Apr 27, 2019
'Uneven Moments' review: An equal light shined upon Western and Japanese thinkers
'Uneven Moments' collects essays that span Harry Harootunian's career and brings Japanese thinkers into analyses often dominated by a Eurocentric focus.
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Apr 13, 2019
'Contraceptive Diplomacy' review: Contextualizing women's rights in the U.S. and Japan
'Contraceptive Diplomacy' by Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci's illuminates the world of Margaret Sanger and Japanese birth control activists such as Shizue Ishimoto, tracing a history that still shapes women's health rights to this day.
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Apr 13, 2019
'Family Traits' review: A world of myth and whimsy comes to life
'Family Traits: The Fantastic Bestiary of a Father and his Sons' is a collection of watercolor illustrations by Thomas Romain, a Tokyo-based animator, and his sons' whimsical drawings that inspired them.
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Apr 6, 2019
'Falling From the Floating World' review: A fast-paced underworld thriller with a twist or two
Readers who like their yakuza with a dash of morality, lead characters out of their depths and their cops dumb and bent will find much to enjoy in Nick Hurst's thriller, 'Falling From the Floating World.'
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Mar 30, 2019
Kyoko Nakajima's 'The Little House': Secrets hiding secrets, and much left unsaid
Kyoko Nakajima's 'The Little House' is the story of how generations in Japan talk — or don't talk — to each other, and their inability to connect across eras.
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Mar 23, 2019
Yusuke Kimura's 'Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa's Deluge': Tohoku refuses to be silenced
In Yusuke Kimura's two novellas, 'Sacred Cesium Ground' and 'Isa's Deluge,' the aftermath of the 3/11 disaster plays out across two stories exploring the post-disaster relationships between humans and animals.
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Mar 2, 2019
'The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew': An eclectic collection of insightful essays on early-modern Japan
Rich history is woven into each of the essays in 'The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew,' forming a picture of a Japan not unrecognizable to that of today, but one which has not yet made the Meiji Era leap into modernity.
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Feb 23, 2019
'From Truant to Anime Screenwriter': A raw glimpse into the soul of an impressive talent
Filmmaker Mari Okada's own story, 'From Truant to Anime Screen Writer,' that of a child trapped in the prison of her hypersensitivity, is baldly and grimly told, a struggle against her demons of isolation, humiliation, and self-loathing.
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Feb 9, 2019
'Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets': Revisiting the work of one of Japan's most celebrated contemporary poets
A new edition of popular contemporary poet Makoto Ooka's 'Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets' includes the original Japanese texts of each poem, early drafts, photos from the poet's life and a new introduction by translator Janine Beichman.
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Feb 2, 2019
Familiar tropes but not much plot in Haruki Murakami's 'Killing Commendatore'
With Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 'Killing Commendatore,' die-hard fans might find something to enjoy in the writer's trademark, albeit under-edited, style, but one gets the feeling Murakami has gotten too comfortable with his own style.
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Jan 26, 2019
Androids, infertility and ethics collide in Kazufumi Shiraishi's dystopian 'Stand-in Companion'
Kazufumi Shiraishi's novella 'Stand-in Companion' offers an interesting male perspective on infertility, plumbing the frustrations of a childless couple and the self-accusation and unspoken blame that can eat away at a relationship.
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Jan 12, 2019
'Friendship for Grown-Ups' evokes the ambiguity of everyday life
Keshiki is a chapbook series published by Strangers Press designed to showcase some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today. "Friendship for Grown-Ups" by Nao-Cola Yamazaki is the second book in the series. The recipient of five Akutagawa Prize nominations, Yamazaki's skill in evoking the...
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Jan 12, 2019
'Small Buildings of Kyoto': A spotlight on Kyoto's overlooked quotidian
When it comes to photography books about Kyoto, the genre is usually limited to three areas: geishas, gardens and temples — in the English language at least.
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Dec 22, 2018
Toriko Takarabe's 'Heaven and Hell': A child's perspective of war's aftermath
Toriko Takarabe's 'Heaven and Hell,' a 2005 novel recently translated into English for the first time, provides the key to Takarabe's poetry and childhood, both of which were defined by Japan's brief colonial adventure in Manchuria.
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Dec 8, 2018
Tadao Tsuge's 'Slum Wolf': A gritty, discomfiting yet necessary manga
Tadao Tsuge's 'Slum Wolf,' a collection of nine of the artist's short stories translated into English, deals with difficult topics in a gritty, yet dynamic, art style.
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Dec 1, 2018
Seiichi Yamamoto's 'Ginga': Musings from an underground music legend
Seiichi Yamamoto's 'Ginga,' originally released in Japanese in 2009 and translated into English by Kato David Hopkins this year, compiles highlights from Yamamoto's column for Guitar Magazine.
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Nov 24, 2018
'Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal': A triumphant artistic manifestation of Babymetal hits
'Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal,' illustrated by G.M.B. Chomichuk, is a surreal multigenre manga that elaborates on 'kawaii metal' band Babymetal's origin story.

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