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?
Celebrate Japan January with these audiobooks translated from Japanese!
These everyday stories that ruminate on love, loneliness, and hope beating all odds helped me get through a difficult time.
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.
10 years after 3.11, these books give context for how this disaster changed Japan. Including journalism, a manga memoir, poetry, and more.
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.
If you can't get enough of the reality show Terrace House, you'll love these books.
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.
December fiction and poetry in translation hitting bookshelves.