A True Novel

By Minae Mizumura, translated by Juliet Carpenter Published by Other Press A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success—despite racial and class prejudice—and an...

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Salad Anniversary

By Machi Tawara, translated by Juliet Carpenter Published by Pushkin Collection This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit. With a light, fresh touch and a cool eye, Machi Tawara...

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Monkey Kingdom

By Toshio Hagiwara, translated by Jeremy Angel Pub. Kodansha 2007 Monkeys are supposed to have a natural fear of water, but the Japanese macaques inhabiting the steep slopes of Jigokudani (literally “Hell’s Valley”) in northern Nagano are famous throughout the world for their predilection for soaking in the steaming hot springs that give the location its name. Born and raised near Jigokudani,...

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プロが教える技術翻訳のスキル (Learning Technical Translation Skills from Experts)

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英文ビジネス契約書大辞典 増補改訂版

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The Guest Cat

By Takashi HIraide, translated by Eric Selland THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again...

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Rethinking the Constitution: An Anthology of Japanese Opinion

By Kenpo Project 2004, translated by Fred Uleman For over 65 years, people have been arguing about Japan’s Constitution. Yet for most of this time, the calls for revision were rejected as covert efforts to revive the wartime military and other state structures. More recently, the calls have been broadened and repackaged, and the focus shifted to the prerequisite referendum stipulated in...

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Guruguru and Gorogoro - The Cookie Factory -

By Chiho Egawa, translated by Helen Iwata Guruguru and Gorogoro is a popular series of Japanese children's books about two adventurous kittens. Each book contains three humorous short stories, written and illustrated by Chiho Egawa. Helen Iwata has translated the first three books into English. Readers can download an English narration by following the instructions on the inside cover of each...

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The Isle of South Kamui and Other Stories

By Kyotaro Nishimura, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori Published by Thames River Press Kyotaro Nishimura (b.1930) is Japan’s bestselling mystery author, especially known for his so-called “JR mysteries” set on Japan’s rail network. He has published over 400 books, ranging from social mysteries to spy novels, parodies, and historical fiction, with sales of over 200 million copies. In this...

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特許翻訳の実務

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