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  • 2017/06/06 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 6, 2017, adding synopses for 1 work of fiction, 3 works of other categories, and 7 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Sanae Hoshio, Kappan Insatsu Mikazuki-dō: Hoshi-tachi no shiori (Letterpress Print Shop Mikazuki-dō: Star Bookmarks) Other Categories■ Natsuko … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 10, 2017, adding synopses for 4 works of fiction and 7 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Due to the closure on March 31, 2017 of its previous sponsor, the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center), Books from … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on March 17, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 3 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Yasushi Satō, Kimi no tori wa utaeru (And Your Bird Can Sing) ■ Yasushi Satō, Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku (The Light … Details

  • 2017/02/27 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 27, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hika Harada, Tōkyō rondaringu (Tokyo Laundering) ■ Hika Harada, Shissō.com: Tōkyō rondaringu (Missing.com: Tokyo Laundering) ■ Shino Sakuragi, Hoshiboshi-tachi (Stars) Children & YA■ Hiroaki … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on February 10, 2017, adding synopses for 12 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Kōichi Fujiwara, Kankyō hakai zukan: Bokutachi ga tsukuru chikyū no mirai (A Visual Guide to Environmental Destruction: The Future of the Earth Is in … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 27, 2017, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 1 of other categories, and 6 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Akito Inui, Noroi otoko: Haiyū Kameoka Takuji (The Slow Man: Actor Takuji Kameoka) ■ Kanako Nishi, Ai (i) Other … Details

  • 2017/01/13 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on January 13, 2017, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction and 4 children & YA titles. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Areno Inoue, Mama ga yatta (Mama Killed Him) ■ Akito Inui, Haiyū Kameoka Takuji (Actor Takuji Kameoka) ■ Noboru Tsujihara, Kago no ōmu … Details

  • 2016/12/15 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on December 15, 2016, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 1 children & YA title. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Ryō Asai, Mamanaranai kara watashi to anata (It’s the Uncontrollables That Make Us You and Me) ■ Maha Harada, … Details

  • 2016/11/28 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 28, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction and 9 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Ryō Asai, Nanisama (Who the Hell Am I?) ■ Risako Asano, Ai no ame: Shūshūsha-tachi (Indigo Rain: The Collectors) Other Categories■ Gin’ya Adachi, Nyūmon … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on November 15, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 children & YA title, and 7 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Jirō Akagawa, Tōkyō zero-nen (Tokyo Year Zero) ■ Tomihiko Morimi, Uchōten kazoku (The Eccentric Family) ■ Yūzaburō Otokawa, Taiyō … Details

  • 2016/10/31 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 31, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 11 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Nowaki Fukamidori, Senjō no kokku-tachi (Armed with Skillets) ■ Yūzaburō Otokawa, Rogosu no ichi (Into the Logos) ■ Tetsuo … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on October 11, 2016, adding synopses for 11 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, 5 children & YA titles, and 5 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction ■ Kazumasa Hayami, Shōsetsu-ō(Fiction King) ■ Jun Ikeido, Rikuō(Land King) ■ Shun Ioka, Daishō(Held Accountable) ■ Kyoichi … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 27, 2016, adding synopses for 1 work of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 20 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Hideyuki Katō, Shea (Room Sharing) Children & YA■ Nao Kōsaka, Ōdan hodō no Musshu Tomāre (The Man at … Details

  • 2016/09/20 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on September 20, 2016, adding synopses for 9 works of fiction, 2 children & YA titles, and 14 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Maha Harada, Romanshe (Romancier) ■ Misumi Kubo, Akagami (The Red Letter Project) ■ Miyuki Miyabe, Kibō-sō (Hope Apartments) ■ Natsu … Details

  • 2016/08/22 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on August 22, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 3 children & YA titles, and 5 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Kōji Fukada, Fuchi ni tatsu(Harmonium) ■ Shaw Kuzki, Hachigatsu no hikari, atokata (The Trace) Children & YA■ Jishin Itsumo … Details

  • 2016/07/26 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 26, 2016, adding synopses for 4 children & YA titles and 13 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Children & YA■ Shinsaku Fujita, Chiisana machi (The Small Town) ■ Natsuko Ichikawa, Koneko no Rette (Little Kitty Lette) ■ Reiko Katayama and Takako … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on July 11, 2016, adding synopses for 2 works of fiction, 1 children & YA title, and 8 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Shinji Ishii, Yowai (Age) ■ Shinobu Suga, Kakumei zen’ya (Revolution Eve) Children & YA■ Kaori Tajima, Hazukashigariya no Shirousa-chan … Details

  • 2016/06/21 Updates

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 21, 2016, adding synopses for 3 works of fiction, 1 of nonfiction, and 9 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■ Keigo Higashino, Ningyo no nemuru ie (The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps) ■ Jun Ikeido, Shitamachi roketto 2: Gaudī keikaku … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on June 6, 2016, adding synopses for 6 works of fiction and 4 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■Tetsuya Honda, Indekkusu (Index) ■Akari Itō, Namae mo yobenai (Unable to Speak Their Names) ■En Mikami, Enoshima Nishiura Shashinkan (The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima) ■Gō … Details

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    Books from Japan was updated on May 16, 2016, adding synopses for 5 works of fiction, 2 of nonfiction, and 3 of other categories. (Italicized English titles are those of finished translations; others are tentative titles.) Literature/Fiction■Shun’ichi Dōba, Bansei no aki (An Autumn of Savage Politics) ■Seishū Hase, Hidamari no tenshi-tachi: Sourumeito II (Angels in the Sun: … Details