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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

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Apr 28, 2018
Clarissa Goenawan's 'Rainbirds': A murder, a cram school, a mystery
Indonesian-born Clarissa Goenawan's debut novel, 'Rainbirds,' is set in Japan, was written in Singapore, and was first published in the U.S. making it something of a transnational literary tour de force.
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Apr 21, 2018
'Hiroshima Boy': Mas Arai takes a well-deserved bow in the saga's final mystery
Masao 'Mas' Arai, a humble gardener from Southern California, is a righteous dude. Carrying the ashes of his lifelong friend and fellow hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) Haruo Mukai, the 86-year-old Arai arrives for what he realizes will be his last visit to Japan.
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Apr 14, 2018
'Sweet Bean Paste' offers an original take on the odd couple genre
Durian Sukegawa's novel is an original twist on the 'odd couple' genre, in which two unlikely companions find they have much to offer each other, and retains much of the humor that genre entails.
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Apr 7, 2018
‘Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogo Exiles’: the true story of a group of Japanese radicals
Based on interviews with the hijackers and their wives over several trips to North Korea, journalist, author and editor Koji Takazawa's 'Destiny' tells the story of the group of student radicals who hijacked a plane and redirected it to North Korea in 1970.

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