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Nobuko Yoshiya: 1920s Revolutionary Lesbian Novelist

Nobuko Yoshiya was a wealthy, successful novelist who was out as a lesbian in Japan in the 1920s. So why isn't she a famous queer icon?

9 Audiobooks for #JapanJanuary

Celebrate Japan January with these audiobooks translated from Japanese!

How Does Japanese Literature Portray Tenderness Towards The “Self” And The “Other”?

These everyday stories that ruminate on love, loneliness, and hope beating all odds helped me get through a difficult time.

8 Books About Japanese Culture to Read Before the Tokyo Olympics

Check out these fiction and nonfiction books about Japanese culture, recommended by a Japanese American who lived in Tokyo for 15+ years, including Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

Reflections and a Reading List for the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster

10 years after 3.11, these books give context for how this disaster changed Japan. Including journalism, a manga memoir, poetry, and more.

9 Of The Best Japanese History Books

If you’re eager to learn more about this fascinating country, these Japanese history books, including The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman, are good ones to start with.

25 Books For Terrace House Fans

If you can't get enough of the reality show Terrace House, you'll love these books.

Digging Through Japan’s Bookshops

Move Over Scandinavia, It’s Time For Japanese Mysteries

Are Japanese mysteries the new big thing? We look at some of the classic and current masters of the genre to learn more about this genre.

In Translation: December Fiction and Poetry

December fiction and poetry in translation hitting bookshelves.