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19 Jun 19
The Little House by Nakajima Kyoko

The Little House by Nakajima Kyoko

Review by Robert Paul Weston

The Little House is set in the early years of the Showa era (1926-89), when Japan’s situation is becoming increasingly tense but has not yet fully immersed in a wartime footing.

11 Jun 19
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Review by Jill Dobson

A varied collection celebrating the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable examples being written today.

03 Jun 19
Ueno Tokyo Station by Yu Miri

Ueno Tokyo Station by Yu Miri

Tokyo Ueno Station follows the ghost of one unfortunate young man, Kazu, whose fate is tragically linked to Ueno Park. Through dialogues with himself and the reader, the protagonist reveals the widening gap between classes in modern Japan.

Picnic in the Storm by Motoya Yukiko

Picnic in the Storm by Motoya Yukiko

Review by Beau Waycott

This book is a collection of short stories examining the wide range of issues Japan faces in its continuing mission to remain amongst the world’s superpowers.

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