Blogs in January 2022

One Month in Tohoku: An Englishwoman’s Memoir on Life after the Japanese Tsunami 22nd January 2022

On March 11, 2011, one of the biggest earthquakes in history occurred off the northeast coast of Japan, triggering a deadly tsunami that destroyed much of the Tohoku coastline. Driven by a desire to help the people of Tohoku,...

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Remote Control 5th December 2019

Masaharu Aoyagi is a driver for a delivery company in the city of Sendai in northern Japan. Two years ago he had achieved brief notoriety for rescuing a movie actress from a robbery attempt while making a delivery to...

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The Office of Gardens and Ponds 1st April 2019

The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial...

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The Kizuna Coast 7th January 2018

When a devastating earthquake rocks Japan’s northeast coast, a tsunami follows and Rei Shimura is drawn into her most rugged adventure yet. The mystery begins with an SOS from Rei’s friend, the antiques dealer, Yasushi Ishida, who’s trapped among...

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Up From the Sea 26th April 2016

Running through my ruined town, pack flapping winglike against my back. Plowing through blocks strewn with heaps of refrigeratorsblackboardsbicyclestaxis bustedpianosshelvedesksstairs allmixedtogether in a marshland grave. In March 2011, a massive tsunami devastates Japan. Kai, a biracial teen from a...

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