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2017/10/06 Updates

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Books from Japan was updated on October 6, 2017, adding synopses for 12 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, 7 of other categories, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.)

Literature/Fiction
■ Kairi Aotsuki, Chitei apāto nyūkyo-sha boshū-chū!
(Underground Apartments Available Now!)

■ Mami Aoya, Shopan no shinzō
(Chopin’s Heart)

■ Jin Fukazawa, Eikoku genshi no shōnen-tachi: Fantazunikku
(Visionaries: Phantasnic)

■ Keigo Higashino, Kataomoi
(Unrequited Love)

■ Kaori Ishida, Kyō no hi wa, sayōnara
(Goodbye for Today)

■ Shoh Kataoka, Sayonara, Musshu
(Goodbye, Monsieur)

■ Hiromi Kawakami, Boku no shitai o yoroshiku tanomu
(Please Take Good Care of My Corpse)

■ Yūsuke Miyauchi, Ato wa no to nare Yamato nadeshiko
(After Us the Deluge)

■ Tomihiko Morimi, Yakō
(Night Train)

■ Shichiri Nakayama, Seirēn no zange
(The Confession of the Sirens)

■ Tomoka Shibazaki, Hoshi no shirushi
(A Sign in the Stars)

■ Tomoyuki Shirai, Tōkyō ketsugō ningen
(Honestman)

Literature/Nonfiction
■ Koutaro Ould Maeno, Batta o taoshi ni Afurika e
(To Africa to Conquer the Locusts)

Other Categories
■ Ichiyō Higuchi and Hatsumi Chigira, Manga-ban bungo Takekurabe
(“Child’s Play” in Classical Japanese: Manga Edition)

■ Haruyo Miyakawa, Donna hito de mo kōkando appu! no koe no mahō
(Vocal Magic: Anyone Can Make a Better Impression!)

■ James Shūichi Nakano, Hyakusai made ugokeru “Ohayō” ato no shakkiri! taisō
(Morning Exercises to Keep You Sprightly to Age 100)

■ Kenji Nishi, Aidoru/media-ron kōgi
(Idol Culture through the Prism of Media Theory)

■ Yoshiaki Nishino, Zen’ei-shi: Mirai-ha, Dada, Kōsei-shugi
(Avant-Garde Publications: Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism)

■ Hikaru Tansei, Senryaku purofesshonaru ga eranda furēmuwāku 115
(115 Frameworks Selected by a Business Strategy Pro)

■ Seiji Yasumura and Kenji Kamiya, Public Health in a Nuclear Disaster: Message from Fukushima

Children & YA
■ Yutaka Sado and Kōshirō Hata, Hajimete no ōkesutora
(The First Concert)