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Japanese Authors' Past Jobs show Value of Persistence

These Japanese writers' past lives remind us to never give up on our dreams, and show that literary success doesn't h...

Japanese Novellas: Bite-Sized Literary Brilliance

Read these jaw-dropping (translated) Japanese novellas, discover new authors, and fall in love with short storytelling.

Japanese Books You Need to Read in 2021

In a world where countless technological devices vie for our attention, time spent engrossed in the pages of a good b...

The Healing Power of Japanese Literature

A look at the remarkable atmosphere in Japanese books, what makes them so special, and why readers flock to them as a...

Magical Realism in Japanese Literature

Talking cats. Psychic powers. Characters with wings. These are things we don’t normally associate with real life. But...

Loneliness in Japanese Literature

Inspired by the recent success of Japanese authors, we examine how they use the theme of loneliness to shape their wo...

What to watch this weekend: Japanese-Books-Turned-Movies

Last month, we told you about some of our favorite Japanese-books-turned-movies. With the weekend right around the co...

Meet Osusume Books' Founder, Yuka Ogasawara

If you’re keen to meet a real-life bookworm, look no further than Osusume Books' founder, Yuka Ogasawara. Anyone who...

The Place of Cats in Japanese Culture and Literature

Cats. You either love them or you don't. But if you're Japanese, chances are that your love for cats is bordering on ...

The Best Subscription Boxes for People Obsessed with Asia

There’s no better feeling than opening your front door and seeing a perfectly wrapped box with your name on it. It’s...

What to Watch This Weekend: Our Favorite Japanese Books-turned-Movies

Sometimes you just want to kick back and watch a movie on Friday night. If you’re a book lover, it can be hard to set...

These Are the Japanese Books You Should be Reading During Pride Month

Books are well-known for tackling social and cultural inequalities and relating transformative personal experiences....
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