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Tokyo on Foot

Tokyo on Foot
  • Author(s): Florent Chavouet
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

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

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

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

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 Cat and The City

The Cat and The City
  • Author(s): Nick Bradley
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In Tokyo – one of the world’s largest megacities – a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in...

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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

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

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

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

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

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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