2023 releases

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Dragon Palace

$29.99
Included in The New Yorker's Best Books of 2023 Stories from a Japanese master of transformative fiction, where reality, myth, and human foibles meet shifting dimensions of gender, biology, and...
Spring Snow

Spring Snow

$22.99
Spring Snow is the first book of Mishima’s masterpiece tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility.The novel is set in Tokyo in 1912, in the closed circles of the imperial court and...
The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness

$22.99
Winner of the 2022 Women’s PrizeIf you let it — if you listen — a book could change your life.After his father dies, Benny Oh finds he can hear objects...
Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 6

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 6

$54.99
One of the most critically acclaimed and beloved adventure comics!This volume in the definitive Usagi Yojimbo Saga series includes the storylines "Bridge of Tears," in which a new love tempts...
A Gaijin Sarariman

A Gaijin Sarariman

$32.99
A Gaijin Sarariman provides a first-hand account of the lifestyles, customs, and culture of the Japanese people, particularly that of the office-workers known as sarariman, along with their historic context...
All the Lovers in the Night

All the Lovers in the Night

$22.99
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd The acclaimed and bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and Heavenreturns with a blistering, shocking and poetic story about a...
Territory of Light

Territory of Light

$22.99
Introducing Little Clothbound Classics — irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.Territory of Light is the radiant...
Three Assassins

Three Assassins

$22.99
Translated by Sam MalissaTHEIR MISSION IS MURDER. HIS IS REVENGE. A propulsive new thriller from the bestselling author of BULLET TRAIN.SUZUKI IS JUST AN ORDINARY MATHS TEACHER...UNTIL HIS WIFE IS...
Rental Person Who Does Nothing

Rental Person Who Does Nothing

$29.99
The true life adventures of Shoji Morimoto, who launched a business in which he rents himself out to do nothing in Japan. Today, I’m starting a ‘rent a person who...
Fractured Soul

Fractured Soul

$55.00
Translated by Alison Anderson Awarded the Prix des libraires by France’s booksellers, a universal story about music and restoring one’s faith in others amid the aftermath of tremendous loss. Tokyo,...
How Do You Live?

How Do You Live?

From $24.99
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM STUDIO GHIBLI The beloved multi-million copy bestselling Japanese classic about finding one's place in the world 'In How Do You Live?, Copper, our hero,...
Birth Canal

Birth Canal

$24.99
Translated by Dias Novita WuriA dazzling novella from a rising star of Indonesian literature that explores what it means to be a woman — whoever you are, wherever you are,...
Mr Kat? Plays Family

Mr Kat? Plays Family

$26.99
Translated by Caroline FrohIt’s never too late to find happiness….Mr Kato — a curmudgeon and recent retiree — finds his only solace during his daily walks, where he wonders how...
Hit Parade of Tears

Hit Parade of Tears

$22.99
Izumi Suzuki had ideas of how things might be done differently, ideas that paid little the laws of physics, or the laws of the courts. In this new collection her...
The Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart

The Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart

$19.99
Translated by Takami NiedaA Zainichi Korean teen comes of age in Japan in this groundbreaking debut novel about prejudice and diaspora.Seventeen-year-old Ginny Park is about to get expelled from high...
Diary of a Void

Diary of a Void

$22.99
Translated by Emily North A hilarious Japanese debut novel, where a young woman, thoroughly fed up with gendered expectations at work, announces she's pregnant. She's not. Thirty-four-year-old Ms Shibata works...
What You Are Looking For is in the Library

What You Are Looking For is in the Library

$32.99
Translated by Alison Watts THE BESTSELLING JAPANESE NOVEL For fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this soul-stirring Japanese novel shows how the perfect book recommendation...
How High We Go in the Dark

How High We Go in the Dark

From $22.99
FINALIST FOR THE URSULA LE GUIN PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022Siberia, 2031. After a virus, unearthed from melting permafrost, unleashes a deadly plague upon humanity, those left alive are forced to...
The Thorn Puller

The Thorn Puller

$34.99
Translated by Jeffrey AnglesWinner of the Sakutaro Hagiwara Prize and the MurasakiShikibu PrizeIntroducing Hiromi Ito, an award-winning Japanese author who has been compared to Haruki Murakami and Yoko Tawada.The first...
Can't I Go Instead

Can't I Go Instead

$32.99
Translated by An Seon Jae Two women's lives and identities are intertwined — through World War II and the Korean War — revealing the harsh realities of class division in...
The Devil's Flute Murders

The Devil's Flute Murders

$22.99
Translated by Bryan Karetnyk An ingenious and highly atmospheric classic whodunit from Japan's master of crime. Amid the rubble of post-war Tokyo, inside the grand Tsubaki house, a once-noble family...
A Death in Tokyo (Detective Kaga #3)

A Death in Tokyo (Detective Kaga #3)

$22.99
Translated by Giles MurrayThe third and penultimate novel in the Detective Kyoichiro Kaga series by bestselling Japanese crime writer Keigo HigashinoOn the Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo stands the statue of...
Mild Vertigo

Mild Vertigo

$27.99
Translated by Polly Barton Housewife Natsumi leads a small, unremarkable life in a modern Tokyo apartment with her husband and two sons: she does the laundry, goes on trips to...
Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection

Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection

$37.00
Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito invites you to the horrific Tomb Town and beyond. Countless tombstones stand in rows throughout a small community, forming a bizarre tableau. What fate...
Before We Say Goodbye (Before the Coffee Gets Cold #4)

Before We Say Goodbye (Before the Coffee Gets Cold #4)

$19.99
The million-copy bestselling series Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s poignant Before we say goodbye, translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot, explores the age-old question: what would you do if you could travel back...
Nipponia Nippon

Nipponia Nippon

$22.99
Translated by Kerim YasarAn off-kilter, darkly ironic novella from a Japanese literary star - part of Pushkin's second Japanese Novella seriesIsolated in his Tokyo apartment, seventeen-year-old Haruo spends all his...
Nails and Eyes

Nails and Eyes

$22.99
Translated by Kendall HeitzmannTense, subtly disturbing literary horror from a prize-winning Japanese writer — part of Pushkin's second Japanese Novella seriesUnder strange circumstances, a young girl loses her mother, and...
The Mud of a Century

The Mud of a Century

$24.99
Translated by Haydn TrowellYūka Ishii’s debut novel The Mud of a Century was a major literary success in Japan where it won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize.Several days after a once-in-a-century...
The Goodbye Cat

The Goodbye Cat

$32.99
Seven uplifting tales of warm, wise and sarcastic cats set in modern Japan through the changing seasons. The uplifting new Japanese cat novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The...
The Premonition

The Premonition

$29.99
The deeply moving new novel from the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Kitchen. I had a melancholy premonition of reaching the end of the road and getting lost inside a...
The North Light

The North Light

$32.99
Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal KawaiMinoru Aose is an architect whose greatest achievement is to have designed the Yoshino house, a prizewinning and much discussed private residence built...
The Kamogawa Food Detectives

The Kamogawa Food Detectives

$19.99
What's the one dish you'd do anything to taste just one more time? Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant called the Kamogawa Diner run by...
Beautiful Star

Beautiful Star

$22.99
The novel Mishima considered to be his masterpiece — a tale of family, nuclear war, love and UFOs. The Osugi family have come to a realization. Each of them hails...
Death in Midsummer

Death in Midsummer

$22.99
Introducing Little Clothbound Classics — irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Filled with rich description and...
Lady Joker: Volume 2

Lady Joker: Volume 2

$24.99
Translated by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell*THE JAPANESE CRIME CLASSIC — ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD*One of Japan's great modern writers, this second half of Lady Joker brings Kaoru Takamura's...
The Scarlet Alchemist (Book of Tea #1)

The Scarlet Alchemist (Book of Tea #1)

$24.99
You cannot create good without also creating evil.Zilan dreams of becoming a royal alchemist, of providing for her family by making alchemical gold and gems for the wealthy to eat...
Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking

Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking

$49.99
Memories and stories from my family’s kitchenPractically any home-cooked Japanese meal revolves around rice. It sits beside miso soup, pickles, tofu and a piece of grilled fish at breakfast. It...
The Forest Brims Over

The Forest Brims Over

$32.99
A woman turns herself into a forest after long being co-opted to serve as the subject of her husband's novels — this surrealist fable challenges traditional gender attitudes and exploitation...
She and her Cat

She and her Cat

$22.99
Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori For fans of The Travelling Cat Chronicles and translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of Convenience Store Woman. On the outskirts of Tokyo, local cats...
Boat Life Vol. 1

Boat Life Vol. 1

$44.99
Translated by Ryan HolmbergAfter thirty years as a mainstay in the alt-manga periodicals Garo, Yagyo, and Comic Baku, cult comics artist Tsuge Tadao gets philosophical with Boat Life.Serialised between 1996...
A Daughter of the Samurai

A Daughter of the Samurai

$27.99
"Her life was a bridge from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, from the time-hallowed beauty and rigidity of a samurai household to the disorienting, forward-looking freedoms of the West."...
A History of Japan in Manga

A History of Japan in Manga

$32.99
Translated by Zack DavissonThe entire fascinating story of Japan told in one exciting manga-style volume!A History of Japan in Manga tells the action-packed saga of Japan from its misty origins...
The Three-Cornered World

The Three-Cornered World

$22.99
Translated by Alan TurneyIn The Three-Cornered World, an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying...
Scattered All Over the Earth

Scattered All Over the Earth

$22.99
Translated by Margaret MitsutaniA mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian novel about friendship, difference and what it means to belong, by a National Book Award-winning novelist.Welcome to the not-too-distant future. Japan, having vanished...
Be Very Afraid of Kanako Inuki

Be Very Afraid of Kanako Inuki

$21.99
From the mind of Japan's "queen of horror manga" comes a short story collection sure to put a grin on your face and send a chill down your spine. Survive...
Weasels in the Attic

Weasels in the Attic

$24.99
Translated by David BoydFish-breeding and weasel infestations punctuate this disarming, strange and strangely resonant story of one man's journey toward impending fatherhood, from an award-winning Japanese novelist.Two friends meet across...
Night Train to the Stars

Night Train to the Stars

$32.99
Beloved, enigmatic Japanese folk talesDark and whimsical tales from one of Japan's most beloved early twentieth-century writers, these Japanese fairy tales are enchanting, enigmatic stories of animals, human beings and...
Catfish Rolling

Catfish Rolling

$17.99
A dazzling debut for 12+ readers. Magic-realism blends with Japanese myth and legend in an original story about grief, memory, time and an earthquake that shook a nation.There's a catfish...
Coin Locker Babies

Coin Locker Babies

$26.99
A cult cyberpunk masterpiece, and Ryu Murakami's most famous novel. Two babies are left in a Tokyo station coin locker and survive against the odds, but their lives are forever...
Snow Country

Snow Country

$22.99
Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.Tired of the bustling city, a man takes...