Books in English

Books in English

  • Ghost in the Shell 2 - Man Machine Interface Bilingual Manga
    A new edition and new translation of the sequel to the classic Ghost in the Shell manga, this is Man Machine Interface as you've never seen it before. Read along with the original Masamune Shirow text and brilliant action-packed manga imagery as he explores the ramifications of the cyberpunk genre first raised in the original GitS -- now with Japanese and English side by side so you can tackle some of the most challenging passages with ease. Presented in a sleek complete volume at B6 size and translated by Frederick Schodt, this is an essential addition to the complete collection of any Ghost in the Shell fan.
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    $30.00
  • Vocabulary Not for the Test -- Shiken ni Denai Eitango
    This is a funny way to learn English or Japanese in the most useless way possible, through shimoneta (dirty jokes) and stupid examples. You'll learn to say things like "I desperately need a woman with a D cup to fill the hole in my heart" or Boss, you have a call on line 2 from your fuck buddy" or "Just for future reference, may I check your pantyline?" 182 pages, tons of fun things to learn here.
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    $7.25
  • Enjoy in English! - I am Maru
    Maru, the adorably cute feline celebrity from Japan, gained his popularity through YouTube with a video of him just being himself, but famously for his love of cardboard boxes and jumping into them. This is a photo book basically details the everyday life of Maru and his friend Hana, with each page consisting photos of Maru and Hana, together with their thoughts in all sorts of situations. Also contains some general cat information, taught by Maru. A must have item for fans of Maru and cat lovers in general.
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    $16.85
  • Ghost in the Shell Bilingual manga - NEW TRANSLATION
    Crash and burn into the original hard hacker manga phenomenon Koukaku Kidoutai (Ghost in the Shell) by world-famous artist (and recluse) Masamune Shirow with an all-new and very accurate translation by renowned translator and Japan-guru Frederik L. Schodt. This manga is a fully bilingual publication sold only in Japan by Kodansha. Return to the original story, with the original translator Fredrick L. Schodt. 370 pages of English text and extensive footnotes, accompanied by the original Japanese, so you can study along, or simply marvel at the complexity of it all. This is the fully uncensored version of the manga, with 100% of the original content left in the story.
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    $26.00
  • Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants to Japan *Second Edition
    Interested in living in Japan? Not visiting, living, perhaps permanently? If so, then this bilingual handbook published in English and Japanese can help. Written by influential Arudou Debito, aka David Christopher Aldwinckle, an American who took Japanese citizenship and who has become an activist for foreigners' rights here. The book covers many areas, including how to find a job and obtain a working visa, learning how to live with Japanese culture, and even areas like how to buy or build a home and start a business here. It also covers important information on marriage in Japan, how to register a child's birth and soon. Because both languages are written on opposite pages, it's easy to cross-check words and use it as a study guide for living in Japan.
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    $27.00
  • B's LOG Mar 2017
    The definitive magazine for all things fujoshi, B's Log is the first and best source of information for girl gamers and anyone who loves yaoi, BL, and otome games! In this issue: The new issue is filled with information on the newest girl centric anime and games, including Idolish Seven, Touken Ranbu, Utapuri, Idolish Seven, Vitamin Best XYZ, Link-a-Nation and more. The free omake stuff this month include a pull out artbook, a poster and more.
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    $10.00
  • Japanese Culture Introduced in English All Color   E de Wakaru Eigo de Shoukai Suru Nihon Bunka
    This bilingual book is a great study aid for those looking to expand their Japanese vocabulary while also learning about the history and culture of Japan. Learn useful ninja phrases like katon no jutsu (escape by using a fire distraction), describe the steps of the sadoo (Japanese Tea Ceremony), learn the names of heroes in Japanese history, and discover the variety of foods that can be found in Japan -- all written in both English and Japanese.
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    $20.00
  • Kinoko Hajime Photo Essay - Ichigo Ichie
    Kinoko Hajime, an internationally famous rope bondage artist. He's well known for his Japanese style bondage, and using Kimono and concepts of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) in his work. He's held shows and workshops in countries all over the world, and to celebrate his 10th anniversary as a rope-artist this amazing book has been released. With both past work and new additions, this book is full of color photos with commentary from Kinoko and even a long interview. The best part is that the book is bilingual, with both Japanese and English text, so everyone can enjoy this book to it's fullest. Stunning art from a master of Japanese style bondage.
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    $25.00
  • Encyclopedia of Japan   Nihon Sho Jiten
    An amazing bilingual pocket Encyclopedia of Japan, a fascinating resource of all things Japanese. With passages in both Japanese and English on the same page, it is not only an excellent study guide on Japanese culture and society but a study tool for the Japanese language as well. This book will delight everyone who has an interest in Japanese culture from the beginner to the more studied. There are passages on many topics such as the Geography and Language, Cities, Regional Areas, Transportation, Politics, History, Thinking and Values and much much more. A large amount of information on Japan right at your fingertips. Softcover perfectbound, 230 pages.
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    $22.50
  • A Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture
    This Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture is a fascinating resource of all things Japanese. With passages in both Japanese and English on the same page, it is not only an excellent study guide on Japanese culture and society but a study tool for the Japanese language as well. Heavily illustrated with colored pictures, this book with fascinate and delight everyone who has an interest in Japanese culture from the beginner to the more studied. There are passages on many topics such as the people, language, nature, geography, meals, cooking, housing, dress, annual events, social life, history, traditional culture, and much more. Keywords are emphasized in both the English and Japanese versions for study purposes. A large amount of information on Japan right at your fingertips. 320-pages.
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    $28.00
  • Shitty English -- Kuso Mitaina Eibun
    This is a very strange and very wonderful book that teaches very strange English and Japanese, and was something that exploded on twitter. The book teaches you how to say things like "oh I'm sorry for stepping on your foot! Please do it again, if you could." Or "why are you only wearing underwear? I'm sorry, I'll take them off soon." Or "do you have any qualifications? I wear a size's bra." It's basically the most random way to learn English or Japanese we can think of.
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    $19.00
  • Kanji Tamago - Pre Intermediate
    Do you want to learn Japanese? Well, here's a great place to start, with the Kanji Tamago textbook series by Bonjinsha. it's a great textbook/workbook series that exposes you to kanji and the vocabulary words that you will be using, starting with the numbers 1 through 10, moving on to money, seasons, and the simplest characters, just like Japanese children the book has 15 chapters, and 153 pages. It also comes with a CD, listening lessons. This is the second volume in the series. The book also includes the CD lessons' script and answers. Because the book is entirely in Japanese, it's best used with a native Japanese teacher, or in some other type of structured class.
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    $27.25
  • Let's Learn English Again with New Horizon
    Meet your New Horizon with this great book for studying English! A fun book that teaches English for adults who want to study in a fun way as they did while in school. The book teaches English by following interesting characters in a story through the whole book. You can learn English the way the Japanese do, or reverse study it and learn Japanese! Note: this is a companion book to the textbook starring Ellen Baker, but she does not appear in this book.
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    $16.00
  • Sex and the Japanese
    Unlike religions in the West which require that human sexuality be repressed to the point that it is traumatizing rather than nurturing, Shinto, the native religion of Japan, recognized, respected and celebrated the sensual side of life with great gusto. The Japanese were thus saved from the fears frustrations and violence that result when this natural and essential human need is denied and subverted. The sexual attitudes and customs of present-day Japanese continue to reflect this ancient wisdom in ways that are both practical and imaginative. Sex and the Japanese reveals the ins and outs of these attitudes and customs, from the institutions of "love hotels" and erotic massage parlors, weekend trysts at a hot spring spas, the use of cellphones and the Internet, to well-publicized date clubs and escort services.Such insightful chapters as Sex Without Sin, Heritage of the Fertility Cult, The "Romance Gray" Phenomenon, Porn for the Male Masses, Sex Lessons for the Ladies, and The Charms of Japanese Women, fill an enormous gap left by all other books on Japan, and are ideal background reading for business people, tourists, students, and anyone else interested in Japanese culture, from anime to manga.
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    $14.95
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 4
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 4 of the series is 158 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm).
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    $9.50
  • Kateigaho International Edition vol. 34 Autumn/Winter 2014
    The magazine that caters to the refined traditional tastes of Japan, as well as deep, in-depth looks at beautifully photographed and illustrated elements of Japanese culture and natural beauty, is here in another amazing issue. Inside you will find articles in English about the sights, sounds, and flavors from the countryside of Japan all the way to Tokyo's downtown. Each issue is always a magical tour of events and places one might have otherwise overlooked. A true celebration of the richness of Japanese culture and life, the oversized A4 'art magazine' print format, perfect bound with glossy high quality printing, makes for a great coffee table item or opulently visual guide to any of the topics held within. 130 pages, from Sekai Bunka Publishing. In This Issue: For Japanophiles and lovers of great Japanese culture, you'll thoroughly enjoy every page of this magazine. Learn all about Nihonbashi and take a history lesson from it's conception in 1805 up until the present, and get great tips for visitors. Additional articles include plums and camellias, Ishikawa Prefecture's festive wagashi (sweets), and Chizuru Ohara share Autumn and Winter recipes.
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    $12.85
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 6
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 6 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 5
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 5 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 7
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 7 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 8
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 8 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 9
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 9 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 10
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 10 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Japan: Then and Now   Eigo de Kataru Nihonjijyo
    The Japanese culture is filled with tradition and mystery to those who are not familiar with the culture as well as long time expats. For those who are studying the language, this is a fantastic insight into the culture dealing both with traditional and pop-culture of Japan. This book is rich with information from small tidbits of history, how to act during weddings, understanding sports and martial arts in Japan, as well as the ever growing Japanese manga (comic) culture, you'll get a great insiders look through articles and dialogs that are sure to help you retain information on both cultural aspects and language aspects. This entire book is translated in both Japanese and English making it easy to read and make sure that you're interpreting the translations correctly. In addition, the author specially selects important vocabulary words and kanji and explains them in detail, thereby helping you retain the meaning of those words and making reading the Japanese text more simple and fluid for you. This is a great supplemental book for students studying the Japanese language or it's culture. A CD is included for additional content.
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    $24.00
  • The Moe Manifesto
    Devoted fans of Japanese anime, manga, and video games use the term moe to refer to the sense of emotional attachment that they develop for their favorite characters. Characters like Suzumiya Haruhi have cult followings, and fans of Hatsune Miku, a "virtual idol," have made her one of the biggest stars in Japan today. Moe is one of the driving forces behind the success of Japanese anime and manga throughout the world. Author Patrick W. Galbraith is the world's leading expert on moe and for this book has interviewed leading figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to provide the first in-depth survey of the subject. In this book you will learn about the very first moe characters -such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu- and how they influenced an entire generation of manga artists; what constitutes the ideal moe relationship; and why some fans even marry their fictional sweethearts. With more than 100 illustrations of moe characters old and new, this is a book that is sure to delight fans of manga and anime.
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    $15.95
  • The Way Of The Ninja
    A Ninja was someone whose very existence expressed the spirit of Budo. He would protect himself with techniques not of assassination but rather of sensation and an acute awareness of his natural surroundings. He would avoid unnecessary conflict, and even if armed with a blade, would find a way to win without staining it. These are the true techniques of Ninjutsu, and the art in which Ninja persistently trained.Ninja exercised endurance throughout their secretive lives in order to protect their families, their clans, and their country. Their harsh training endowed them with a tough but pliant spirit, and martial skills suitable for coping with any situation, together with a sense of awareness that had universal application.Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Ph. D, is the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world today. In this book, he explains the essence, truth, and wisdom of Ninjutsu, an art of a thousand forms and innumerable variations. Through perceptive observations and many detailed pictures, the author reveals the hidden reality behind this mysterious and fascinating martial art. The Way of the Ninja will help widen readers' perceptions and deepen their understanding of two essential principles. One is that Ninjutsu is the very backbone of the martial arts; the other, that Ninjutsu reveals their true spiritual significance.
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    $35.00
  • Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai
    Based on William Scott Wilson's definitive translation, adapted by scriptwriter and comic book/manga author Sean Wilson, and with lively drawings by well-known illustrator Chie Kutsuwada, this first-ever graphic treatment of what's considered the most influential of all samurai treatises is sure to delight manga fans, martial arts enthusiasts, and students of Japanese culture.Reminiscent of The Arabian Nights in structure, Hagakure is a collection of tales and anecdotes that offer instruction and insight into the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido - the Way of the Warrior. A young, upcoming samurai seeks the advice of an older, seasoned warrior who has become a Zen monk. The ambitious young samurai humbly begs to learn from the old master, who consents. So begins a series of eventful meetings.At each sitting. the master tells his young student tales of samurai past. Tales of famous warriors are recited, as well as ignoble gaffs. With brutal, unrelenting samurai justice, wrongs are righted and judgment is enacted. With each incident, the young novice learns what it means to be a samurai. Learns what courage and right thought are. Learns the harsh realities and subtle wisdom of his age.
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    $14.95
  • The Illustrated Ninja Handbook
    In The Art of War, Sun Tzu says: "If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master! The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your ultimate guide to the esoteric knowledge and teachings of the ancient Japanese ninja masters. It provides ninjutsu devotees with the first detailed understanding of this shadowy and mysterious martial art form. This handbook contains step-by-step instructions that allow you to master the 40 most devastating ninja fighting techniques. It was created with the blessing of legendary ninjutsu master Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, who taught for many generations in the Bujinkan Schoolgenerally recognized as the leading ninjutsu school in the world. The Bujinkan Dojo encompasses nine separate ryu-ha or martial arts schools that are based in Japan and headed by Hatsumi. Bujinkan ninjas use both armed and unarmed fighting techniques, with weapons such as swords, bamboo shinai, and staffs. They also learn to defend themselves unarmed against weapons attacks. Author Remigiusz Borda studied and taught Bujinkan ninjutsu for many decades, and in this book presents the unique system created by Masaaki Hatsumithe 34th Grandmaster and head of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu lineage. The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is based on hundreds of years of actual ninja combat experience and contains the traditional knowledge of the legendary Shinobi warrior clan who were instrumental in helping found the Tokugawa Shogunate.
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    $16.95
  • Kansai Cool
    The western region of Japan is known as Kansai, centering around the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and the sprawling, modern port cities of Osaka and Kobe. Kansai is Japan's "second region" after Tokyoand is at once home to Japan's most traditional cultural centers and its most modern culture. From the ancient beliefs of Kyoto to the contemporary otaku or "geek" culture of manga, anime, costume play, robots and video games, readers will see how cultures collide in:The needs of the spirit: Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. The arts: dance, painting, anime and martial combat. The relationship between hi-tech and old-tech: bikes and robots. Fashion trends: from exquisite kimonos to hip haute couture. The meaning of landscape: man-made islands and the mystical power of water. In this unique collection of 25 essays, Whelan dives beneath the surface of Japan to let readers experience how art, science, faith and history mesh in the Kansai region to produce a singular wellspring of traditional and modern Japanese culture.
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    $15.95
  • More Making Out In Japanese
    The books in the Making Out series are fun and accessible guides to languages as they?re spoken on the street. These classic phrase books have been updated and expanded for use in informal situations such as bars, parties, or anywhere else one needs to know slang to survive! The books also now feature phrases written in their native script as well as in English, so the book can be shown to the person you are trying to communicate with. With transcritions revised for easier pronunciation and numerous notes on points of language use and culture, these helpful books will have you making out in no time! Publshed by Tuttle.
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    $7.95
  • Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
    In this remarkable book, the author paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan when, under control of the shogun, the daily life of different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan. Authentic samurai, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, courtiers, priests, actors, and outcasts come to life in this magnificently illustrated portrait of a colorful society. Dunn's lively account everyday life in Edo (present day Tokyo) is especially memorable. Charles Dunn's research into Kabuki and puppet drama at SOAS, Unversity of London, brought him into contact with various aspects of traditional Japan.
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    $14.95
  • Tokyo Friends
    Katie is a young American girl living in present-day Tokyo. One day, as she walks her dog, she meets Keiko, a young Japanese girl, and her brother Kenji. Together they explore the city and its surroundings as they teach each other the customs of their respective countries. Whether dining on soba (spaghetti), studying kana (the alphabet), or dancing at the Obon festival, the Tokyo friends discover just how much their two cultures differ-and how much they are alike. Vibrantly illustrated by the author, Tokyo Friends is a wonderful introduction to Japanese traditions for young readers. Written by Betty Reynolds (author of other books such as "Clueless in Tokyo," "Squeamish about Sushi," and Japanese Celebrations) and released by Tuttle Publishing. Recommended for readers aged 9-12 (completely in English). Hardcover, 60 pgs.
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    $11.50
  • Drinking Japan
    Japan is the home to one of the world's most diverse and exciting drinking cultures, offering all sorts of delicious tipples from the iconic sake and the increasingly popular shochu to some of the world's best whiskies. In Drinking Japan, author Chris Bunting gives a brief history of the most popular liquors in Japan, how they are made and which brands to drink and which to avoid. More than 120 of the country's best bars are featured in richly illustrated reviews, with menu tips, directions and language help.
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    $19.95
  • Tokyo On Foot
    Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth, with a pouch full of colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a gritty, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Realistically rendered city views or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig and a Godzilla statue in a local park. With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the colored pencils of his kit, Florent Chavouet sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city.
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    $16.95
  • Yokai Attack!   The Japanese Monster Survival Guide
    Forget Godzilla. Forget the giant beasties karate-chopped into oblivion by endless incarnations of Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and the Power Rangers. Forget the Pocket Monsters. Forget Sadako from The Ring and that creepy all-white kid from The Grudge. Forget everything you know about the spookiest Japanese creatures you've never heard of, and it's high time they got their due. Yokai Attack! is a one-stop guide to Japan's traditional creepy-crawlies. Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, nearly always encountered at night; everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of specific characteristics and abilities they might have. This book is the result of long hours spent poring over data and descriptions from a variety of sources, including microfilms of eighteenth-century illustrations from the National Diet Library in Tokyo in order to bring readers detailed information on almost 50 of these amazing creatures for the first time in English. All-new illustrations, created by the talented Tatsuya Morino, detail the potential appearance of each yokai. Alongside each illustration is a series of "data points," with each yokai's important features at a glance--especially handy for any potential close encounters.
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    $14.95
  • Yurei Attack!   The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide
    Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." It's as simple as that. They are the souls of dead people, unableor unwillingto shuffle off this mortal coil. Yurei are many things, but "friendly" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Not every yurei is dangerous, but they are all driven by emotions so uncontrollably powerful that they have taken on a life of their own: rage, sadness, devotion, a desire for revenge, or even the firm belief that they are still alive.This book, the third in the authors' bestselling Attack! series, after Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack! gives detailed information on 39 of the creepiest yurei stalking Japan, along with detailed histories and defensive tactics should you have the misfortune to encounter one.
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    $14.95
  • Ninja Attack!   True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws
    Ninja. The word is loaded with connotations, most rooted in fantastic flights of pop culture. But the truth behind these shadowy assassins is more mind-blowing than any manga, more astounding than any anime, more fascinating than any martial-arts flick. Ninja Attack! True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws introduces dozens of unforgettable real-life ninja straight out of the annals of Japanese history -- many of whom are all but unknown outside of their home country. Ninja masters. Solo assassins and operatives. Femme fatales as deadly as they were sexy. Swordfighters out of legend. And the Shogun and warlords who commanded them. Each individual is profiled with a full-page, full color manga-style drawing, and a dossier brimming with top-secret information, including photos, anecdotes, and dramatic stories of the individuals in action. The book covers ninja clothing styles, the types of weapons that were used, ninja tools, ninja tricks of the trade, and the basics of the ninja diet. It also includes a do-it-yourself tour of ninja related spots in modern Tokyo.
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    $14.95