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02 Jul 18
The Tokyo Express by Una Rose

The Tokyo Express by Una Rose

Review by Harry Martin

The Tokyo Express is the self-published debut novel of Anglo-Irish writer Una Rose. Taking inspiration from her time in Japan and her Irish heritage, Una has encased her story within these distant and distinct cultures, focusing on two international relationships in two very different periods of history.

Fukushima Dreams by Zelda Rhiando

Fukushima Dreams by Zelda Rhiando

Review by Poppy Cosyns

This book will be of interest to those who want to understand more about the collective trauma of 3.11. Above all however, this is a drama that centres on a relationship in ruins.

29 Jun 18
Georges Bigot and Japan, 1882-1899: satirist, illustrator and artist extraordinaire

Georges Bigot and Japan, 1882-1899: satirist, illustrator and artist extraordinaire

Review by Peter Kornicki

This lavishly-illustrated and beautifully-produced book makes the output of the talented artist and engraver Georges Bigot.

22 Jun 18
Robo Sapiens Japanicus. Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Robo Sapiens Japanicus. Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Review by Riyoko Shibe and Paul Tebble

Robo Sapiens Japanicus by Jennifer Robertson is an ethnography and sociohistorical analysis that explores the intertwined relationship between robot visions and politics, society and culture.

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