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  • The Togakushi Legend Murdersby Yasuo Uchida; David J. Selis

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply in the... more...

  • The 210th Dayby Natsume Soseki; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95

    The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the... more...

  • River of Fireby O Chong-hui; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea?s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts... more...

  • Darkness in Summerby Takeshi Kaiko; Cecilia Segawa Seigle

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95

    "This intensely modern novel ? provides vivid insights into the alienated condition of a certain type of Japanese whom we may so often glimpse in the streets of Rome or New York?intelligent, perceptive, and desperately lost between two worlds."?Ivan Morris, author of The Nobility of Failure Darkness in Summer is the first serious work of Japanese... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma is the story of a company of Japanese soldiers who are losing a desperate campaign against British forces in the jungles of Burma during World War II. In the midst of overwhelming challenges they discover the power of music... more...

  • Growing up in British Malaya and Singaporeby Maurice Baker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 46.00

    Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest of childhood memories with his family and friends up to the defeat of the British during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Baker's... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    The Hunting Gun , set in the period immediately after the Second World War, is the story of a tragic love affair and its psychological impact - not only on the lovers themselves but on all those close to them. The narrative is related from three points of view: Saiko, the guilt-ridden mistress; Shoko, her pathetic, disillusioned daughter; and Midori,... more...

  • I Am a Catby Natsume Soseki; Aiko Ito; Graeme Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. The New Yorker... more...

  • The Yellow Jarby Patrick Atangan

    NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This book is specially designed in Amazon's fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories?"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"?about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan , "stories and studies of strange things," are based on Japanese tales of long ago told to him by his wife; others... more...