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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.

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.

In Translation: January Fiction and Poetry

New January releases in translation!

In Translation: April Fiction and Poetry

New works in translation coming out this month.

Speculative Fiction in Translation: Japan

Excellent works of speculative fiction from Japanese authors!

Japanese Picture Books That Defined My Childhood

A reader on two Japanese picture book series she grew up with, which have been translated to English.

5 Anime Series Based on Classic Literature