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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

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Nov 10, 2018
'Tinian and the Bomb': Historical details shed light on one island's overlooked role in World War II
Along with unfamiliar historical details from the U.S. side, made possible through recent declassification of archival documents, Don A. Farrell's 'Tinian and the Bomb' provides an account of how the use of atomic bombs influenced the Japanese government's decision to end the war.
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Nov 3, 2018
'Newcomer': Cop pounds the pavement in Tokyo shitamachi detective mystery
Although many police procedural mystery novels may appear to reflect realism, most authors only touch on a fraction of the time and shoe leather typically devoted to a real investigation. In "Newcomer," author Keigo Higashino challenges the conventional wisdom, adopting an approach that underscores his skills as a master of the genre.
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Oct 27, 2018
No stories for the squeamish in Asa Nonami's 'Body'
In each macabre tale from the short story collection 'Body,' Asa Nonami zooms in on a particular superficial fixation of modern society and proceeds to follow a 'what if' question down a twisted rabbit hole.
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Oct 13, 2018
Nahoko Uehashi's 'The Beast Player': Fantasy grounded in nature
Beautifully written, thought-provoking and utterly immersive, Nahoko Uehashi's 'The Beast Player' uses the genre of fantasy to question the political realities of human tyranny over the natural world.
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Oct 6, 2018
'When I Was a Wolf': Western fairy tales reinterpreted, for better or for worse
Shuji Terayama's 'When I Was a Wolf' is a collection of essays that reappraise Western fairy tales, fables and literature and flips them head over heels.
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Sep 29, 2018
Kenji Miyazawa's 'Once and Forever': More than a happy ending
'Once and Forever' is a brand-new selection of 24 lesser-known, but equally delightful and imaginative tales by Kenji Miyazawa expertly translated into English by the late John Bester.
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Sep 22, 2018
There's a story for every taste in 'Speculative Japan 4'
'Speculative Japan 4' is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.
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Sep 8, 2018
Finding beauty amid defeat: Jan Morris' 'Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony'
In this slim, beautifully illustrated book, historian Jan Morris details an account of the battleship Yamato's final, suicidal run near Okinawa at the end of World War II.
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Sep 1, 2018
'Isako Isako': No punches pulled when confronting internment
Mia Ayumi Malhotra's collection of poetry, 'Isako Isako,' is a carefully controlled whirlwind of ideas and impressions that reminds us that the scars laid down today will still be visible generations from now
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Sep 1, 2018
Toshiki Okada's 'The End of the Moment We Had' explores the plague of modern ennui in Japan
In two short stories, 'The End of the Moment We Had' and 'My Place in Plural' Okada excels at describing the great indifference that marks some Japanese youth.
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Aug 25, 2018
'Birds of Japan': More than a guide, a labor of love
Mark Brazil's 'Birds of Japan' will be a birders' Bible for the foreseeable future and fills the niche for anyone who plans to search out the wealth of birds that this country has to offer.
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Aug 11, 2018
'The Bear and the Paving Stone': Whimsical stories celebrating language, friendship and life
Toshiyuki Horie's collection of stories embrace small moments, deep thought and cross-cultural connections.
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Aug 4, 2018
'Plum Rains' is entertaining, provocative and eerily plausible
In this complex sci-fi novel, Andromeda Romano-Lax weaves in issues of robotics, kamikaze pilots and Japan's dependence on foreign healthcare workers.
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Jul 28, 2018
'On the Bullet Train with Emily Bronte' delves into Japan's fascination with an English classic
Both Japan and Judith Pascoe are passionate about 'Wuthering Heights.' In 'On the Bullet Train with Emily Bronte' Pascoe blends personal self-discovery with academic analysis to investigate the cross-cultural translation and adaptation of a literary classic.
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Jun 9, 2018
'Contemporary Japanese Architects' lays down the foundations of Japanese design
From World War II to the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese architects have pushed the boundaries of art, architecture and design.
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Jun 2, 2018
'Mixing Work with Pleasure': a candid reflection of a life at Studio Ghibli
Toshio Suzuki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, recounts his collaborative partnerships and lifelong bonds with Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the third of Ghibli's founders.
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May 26, 2018
'Cult X': The Fuminori Nakamura novel we've been waiting for
'Cult X' is a fast-paced thriller that shows off Nakamura's ability to explore the lives of those on the fringes of Japanese society at its best.
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May 19, 2018
Hideo Yokoyama's 'Seventeen': A plane crash, a newsroom, an all-engrossing thriller
Based on the author's own experiences as an investigative reporter at a local paper in Gunma Prefecture, 'Seventeen' uses the 1985 crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 as the catalyst for a gripping newsroom drama.
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May 12, 2018
'Ask A North Korean' gets its answers from the source
Daniel Tudor's 'Ask A North Korean' is testimony that ordinary North Koreans have more in common with the rest of us than many would have you believe.
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May 5, 2018
'Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing': It's simple, get out into nature when you can
According to Qing Li, forest bathing is a cure-all: Time spent with trees can boost the immune system, increase energy, decrease anxiety, depression and anger, reduce stress and bring about a state of relaxation.

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