A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan
Some of us came to Japan for work, others for fun and adventure. For Ari Beser, Japan held the answers to understanding his family's past and gave him the tools he needed to help shape the future.
The Bilingual Epic of a Ramen Adventurer
Brian MacDuckston has devoured more than 1,000 bowls of ramen since arriving in Japan in 2006.
Go Retro in Jimbocho
Check out these old-school coffee shops, passed down for generations in Tokyo's Jimbocho.
Best Book Hotels & Hostels in Japan
Attention bookworms! If you're traveling to Japan and looking for a relaxing place to stay, here are the best book hotels and hostels where you can read the day away!
The Discovery of Ramen: For Kids!
San Francisco-based publisher Immedium is looking to extend its series of multicultural kids' books with a look at the origins of ramen! Hungry for more? Find out how you can support this delightful project on Kickstarter!
Stranger than Fiction: 5 True Tales from Tokyo
Want to learn more about Tokyo? These 5 nonfiction novels examine different aspects of Japanese life and culture in the country and its colorful capital.
Where to Shop in Tokyo
From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!
Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book
With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!
5 Great Books That Will Transport You to Japan
In these trying times of self-isolation, travel doesn't have to end completely. There's no better alternative for transporting yourself to a faraway land than via a great book. Here our five of our favorite reads to help you explore Japan.
New Text Teaches English of the Occult
This new English textbook will help your students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions and more!
English Textbooks Get a Manga-Makeover
English teachers and students alike will get a hoot out of these newly designed English textbooks.
Going Back in Time for Books at Jimbocho
After reading, book-loving locals usually sell their tomes back to second-hand bookstores so the books will find a new home. Luckily, there's an old street in the middle of Tokyo that has more than 100 stores dedicated to old books: Jimbocho.
Daughters of Meiji: Women's Education in Japan
At the dawn of the Meiji Period, three young girls were sent to live in the United States to experience American education and society firsthand and bring their knowledge back to Japan.
What is Japan Reading?
Japan has long been known as a nation of avid readers, and books of all kinds—from manga to novels, self-help, and kids-oriented books—are a part of daily life. Here’s a look at the best-selling printed books of the first half of 2021, according to the Da
'Yuki Means Happiness'
Even after leaving Japan, the nation lingers long in your memory. This British-American writer spun her time in Tokyo into her second novel—both a mystery story and a time capsule of Japan in the early '90s.
Go Ahead & Fall Asleep in This Kyoto Library
The Book & Bed Hostel opens a 2nd location in Kyoto.
New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga
Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.
Book a Room & Grab a Book at Book & Bed
Let's take a look at Book and Bed, capsule hotels for bookworms where you can get a piece of privacy in the city and kick back and relax with a good book.
Word Magic & Flights of the Imagination
Children’s author Eiko Kadono, who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018, discusses her creative environment and behind-the-scenes stories related to writing works such as her most famous book, "Kiki’s Delivery Service."
Photo Book Documents Ancient Pilgrimage Path
Witness the awe-inspiring shots captured by two photographers who spent eight days wandering ancient routes crisscrossing Japan's largest peninsula.