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The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
  • Author(s): Maureen Lindley
  • Location(s): Mongolia, Shanghai, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

Peking, 1914. Eight-year-old Eastern Jewel peers from behind a screen as her father, Prince Su makes love to a servant girl. Caught spying by her thirteenth sister, Eastern Jewel’s sexual curiosity sees her banished to live with distant relatives...

Tokyo

Tokyo
  • Author(s): Mo Hayder
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Her troubled female protagonist in Tokyo is Grey, haunting the thronging streets of Tokyo in search of an elusive piece of film recording the infamous Nanking massacre of 1937. But did the film ever exist? The past is a...

Tokyo Hearts

Tokyo Hearts
  • Author(s): Renae Lucas-Hall
  • Location(s): Kyoto, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Haruka and Takashi are devoted to shopping and going out in Tokyo. She loves her Louis Vuitton handbags, Hermès scarves and Louboutin shoes. He enjoys eating out and looking through the department stores in Ginza and Shibuya. Together they...

Tokyo Nights

Tokyo Nights
  • Author(s): Jim Douglas
  • Location(s): Tokyo, Hokkaido
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Charlie Davis, a modern-day heretic, ditches his past and rushes into a picaresque journey through the glistening nights of Tokyo and the desolate wilds of northern Hokkaido. But the past is not so ready to ditch him; wistful private...

Tokyo vice

Tokyo vice
  • Author(s): Jake Adelstein
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A page turning insider’s account fighting crime in Japan. Does for Tokyo what Homicide did for Baltimore.

Water Lily

Water Lily
  • Author(s): Susanna Jones
  • Location(s): Shanghai, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Runa is a young Japanese woman who teaches in a high school and has an affair with one of her pupils. Rather than face the consequences, she flees to Shanghai, where she hopes to meet a friend. Ralph is...

Who is Mr Satoshi

Who is Mr Satoshi
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lee
  • Location(s): Sapporo, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

On the day his mother dies reclusive photographer Rob Fossick – forty-one and already in the twilight of his career – finds among her belongings an unexplained package addressed to a ‘Mr Satoshi’. So begins a quest that will...

The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat
  • Author(s): Takashi Hiraide
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Novella
  • Era(s): Modern

A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat...

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes
  • Author(s): Edmund de Waal
  • Location(s): Paris, Tokyo, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Biography
  • Era(s): 1870s onwards

de Waal is one of Britain’s most well known potters and this is the story of a collection of netsuke, inherited from his Uncle. This is their story, which starts in Paris in the 1870s,where they were purchased by...

Goodbye Tsugumi

Goodbye Tsugumi
  • Author(s): Banana Yoshimoto
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

An elegiac story of two young cousins coming of age at the Japanese seaside, Goodbye, Tsugumi is an enchanting novel. Maria is the only daughter of an unmarried woman. She has grown up at the seaside alongside her cousin...

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