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Tokyo on Foot

Tokyo on Foot

Author(s): Florent Chavouet

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Chavouet is a Frenchman in Tokyo who has pulled together pencil drawings and observations in this book, with notes on the people and the culture. Illustration, design and Tokyo combined!

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The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree

Author(s): Oswald Wynd

Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Tokyo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

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A young woman travels from Edinburgh to Peking in the early 20th century,and writes about her experiences in diary form. She is trapped in a loveless marriage to a stiff and conventional man, and then falls in love with...

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Blue Light Yokohama

Blue Light Yokohama

Author(s): Nicolás Obregón

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 2000s

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Inspired by the still unsolved murder of a Japanese family in 2000, Blue Light Yokohama is 2017’s most original and gripping crime debut . . . Setagaya ward, Tokyo Inspector Kosuke Iwata, newly transferred to Tokyo’s homicide department, is...

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Last Stop Tokyo

Last Stop Tokyo

Author(s): James Buckler

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Alex thought running away would make everything better. Six thousand miles from the mistakes he’s made and the people he’s hurt, Tokyo seems like the perfect escape. A new life, a new Alex. The bright lights and dark corners...

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The Flower Arranger

The Flower Arranger

Author(s): J J Ellis

Location(s): Iriomote Island, Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Present Day

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Holly Blain wants to cover real news. The entertainment beat — pop stars and teen trends — was not why she moved to Tokyo. When she meets Inspector Tetsu Tanaka, head of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police’s Gaikoku-jin unit, it might...

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The Silent Dead

The Silent Dead

Author(s): Tetsuya Honda

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Twenty-seven-year-old Detective Reiko Himekawa has an impressive ability to solve crimes. When a gruesomely slaughtered body wrapped in plastic is discovered, Reiko soon uncovers eleven other murders with a similar ‘signature’ and a reference to something called ‘strawberry night’,...

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The Cherry Blossom Murder

The Cherry Blossom Murder

Author(s): Fran Pickering

Location(s): Japan, Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Behind the scenes a killer is lurking… When Tokyo-based Londoner Josie finds a body under the cherry blossom, she sets out to track down the killer. But she finds that everyone has a secret and no one can be...

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Tune In Tokyo

Tune In Tokyo

Author(s): Tim Anderson

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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Tim Anderson was pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan, “where my status as a U.S. passport holder and card-carrying ‘American English’ speaker...

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A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Author(s): Ruth Ozeki

Location(s): Canada, Tokyo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2010s

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One day, about a year after the Japanese tsunami, frustrated author Ruth finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the beach near her island home off Canada’s west coast. Subsequent inspection reveals that it contains a diary written...

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Losing Kei

Losing Kei

Author(s): Suzanne Kamata

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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Jill is reeling from a bad relationship, and she decides to depart for Japan for a fresh start. She falls in love with the culture, and Yusuke Yamashiro. Although she is American, they decide to marry and she soon...

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