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Go: A Coming of Age Novel

Go: A Coming of Age Novel
  • Author(s): Kazuki Kaneshiro
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a...

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere
  • Author(s): Simon Rowe
  • Location(s): Japan, Australia, Bali, China, Fiji, Mexico, Spain, Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Current

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is a collection of short fiction fifteen stories high, nine countries wide, and peopled with wily, quick-witted, dim-witted, hapless, helpless, strong and gentle characters. These are tales about people with...

Hidden By The Leaves

Hidden By The Leaves
  • Author(s): S D L Curry
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16/17thth Century

In this epic story of good vs. evil, a small village defies an oppressive regime and finds freedom through the power of faith. Hidden by the Leaves, book one of S D L Curry’s ‘Hidden Trilogy’, follows Father Joaquim...

Hotel Iris

Hotel Iris
  • Author(s): Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translator)
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

I am a Cat

I am a Cat
  • Author(s): Natsume Soseki
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Cat lovers will delight in the thoughts of a cat whose particular joy in life is commenting on the folly of human beings. Based on a nameless cat’s observations of upper-middle-class Japanese society of the Meiji era, the essence...

I Love You So Mochi

I Love You So Mochi
  • Author(s): Sarah Kuhn
  • Location(s): Kyoto
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, I Love You So Mochi is a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel from accomplished author Sarah Kuhn. As sweet and satisfying as actual mochi… a tender love story wrapped...

In The Miso Soup

In The Miso Soup
  • Author(s): Ryu Murakami
  • Location(s): Shinjuku
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s just before New Year, and Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo’s nightlife. But, Frank’s behaviour is so odd that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: his...

Indigo Girl

Indigo Girl
  • Author(s): Suzanne Kamata
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fifteen-year-old Aiko Cassidy, a bicultural girl with cerebral palsy, grew up in Michigan with her single mother. When a stepfather and a baby half sister enter her life, she finds herself on the margins. Having recently contacted her biological...

Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains

Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains
  • Author(s): Rebel Girls, Montse Galbany (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Japan, Mount Everest
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Junko Tabei, the first female climber to summit Mount Everest. Junko is bad at athletics. Really bad. Other students laugh...

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore
  • Author(s): Haruki Murakami
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father’s dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside...

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