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Tokyo
  • Author(s): Nicholas Hogg
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Social psychologist Ben Monroe has returned to Tokyo after a failed marriage, determined to seek out his former lover Kozue. His estranged teenage daughter Mazzy reluctantly flies from California to join him. On the flight she meets a young...

Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After
  • Author(s): Emiko Jean
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A hilarious and heartfelt novel perfect for fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Princess Diaries Izumi Tanaka has lived an uneventful seventeen years in her small town, keenly aware of all the ways in...

Tokyo Redux

Tokyo Redux
  • Author(s): David Peace
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1949/1964/1988

The Occupation had a hangover, but still the Occupation went to work. Tokyo, July 1949, President Shimoyama, Head of the National Railways of Japan, goes missing just a day after serving notice of 30,000 job losses. In the midst...

Tokyo Ueno Station

Tokyo Ueno Station
  • Author(s): Yu Miri
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1933 forwards

As a work of post-tsunami literature and a protest against the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this novel is of utmost importance to this moment, a powerful rebuke to the Imperial system and a sensitive, deeply felt depiction of the lives...

Tsunami Girl

Tsunami Girl
  • Author(s): Julian Sedgwick
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 21st century

Tsunami Girl is a powerful coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Yuki Hara Jones who gets caught up in the March 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. It’s about a young person trying to work out who they are, and...

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
  • Author(s): Haruki Murakami
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1995

In spite of the perpetrators’ intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. Murakami interviews the victims to try and establish precisely what happened on the subway that...

Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto
  • Author(s): Victoria Abbott Riccardi
  • Location(s): Kyoto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Two years out of college and with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Riccardi left a boyfriend, a rent-controlled New York City apartment, and a plum job in advertising to move to Kyoto to study kaiseki,...

What’s Left of Me is Yours

What’s Left of Me is Yours
  • Author(s): Stephanie Scott
  • Location(s): Japan, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction

In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya (literally “breaker-upper”), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent,...

While I Was Away

While I Was Away
  • Author(s): Waka T Brown
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1980s

The Farewell meets Erin Entrada Kelly’s Blackbird Fly in this empowering middle grade memoir from debut author Waka T. Brown, who takes readers on a journey to 1980s Japan, where she was sent as a child to reconnect to...

Young Samurai

Young Samurai
  • Author(s): Chris Bradford
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble . . . Not only is he struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests a samurai’s courage, skill and...

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