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Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami

Vintage, 2000

First American Publication This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time.  It is sure to be a literary event. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by ...
  
  











  



  
Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
Tadashi Ono, Harris Salat

Ten Speed Press, 2013

A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura.   Move over, sushi. It’s time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu , and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the dishes you’ll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan—the hearty, ...
  
  











  



  
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel
Haruki Murakami

Knopf, 2014

A  New York Times  #1 Bestseller Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage  is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for ...
  
  











  



  
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
Haruki Murakami

Vintage, 1998

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat.  Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies ...
  
  











  



  
GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese [With CDROM] (Japanese Edition) (English and Japanese ...
Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, ...

Japan Times/Tsai Fong Books, 2011

Second edition of the most highly regarded teaching text book on the Japanese language, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section dubbed Culture Notes," and now includes the audio CD companion which is in mp3 format ready to install on any music player. In Japanese/English. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
  
  











  



  
A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup
Tokyo SFX Makeup Workshop

Titan Books, 2012

Acclaimed as the best book ever published on the subject, A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup covers everything from basic facial makeup styles, simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making; everything you need to know to create vampires, zombies and other fantastical characters. With clear step by step instructions and hundreds of color photos, it includes stunning conceptual pieces from many of the contributing artists ...
  
  











  



  
Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
Ivan Orkin, Chris Ying

Ten Speed Press, 2013

The end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop.   In 2007, Orkin, a middle-aged Jewish guy from Long Island, did something crazy. In the food-zealous, insular megalopolis of Tokyo, Ivan opened a ramen shop. He was a gaijin (foreigner), trying to make his name in a place that is fiercely opinionated about ramen. At first, customers came because they were curious, but word ...
  
  











  



  
A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
Hector Garcia

Tuttle Publishing, 2011

For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan ...
  
  











  



  
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall

Vintage, 2011

An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked ...
  
  











  



  
Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5)
Moleskine

Moleskine, 2008

This basic, yet classic Pocket Ruled notebook is one of the best-selling Moleskine notebooks. This reliable travel companion, perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes, has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history. Specifications: - Layout: Ruled Paper - Dimensions: 3 -1/2" x 5 -1/2" - Hard Cover with elastic closure ...
  
  











  



  
Akira, Vol. 1
Katsuhiro Otomo

Kodansha Comics, 2009

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming ...
  
  











  



  
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International)
Haruki Murakami

Vintage, 1993

In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters ...
  
  











  



  
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan
John Benson

DK Travel, 2013

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is packed with photographs and illustrations to help you to discover Japan region by region, from local festivals and markets ...
  
  











  



  
Kimono: A Modern History
Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

Reaktion Books, 2014

What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer.              Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period ...
  
  











  



  
Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Chris Rowthorn, ...

Lonely Planet, 2013

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop and dine in electric Tokyo, explore Kyoto's stunning temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's ...
  
  











  



  
The Shy Little Kitten (Little Golden Books)
Cathleen Schurr, Gustaf Tenggren

Golden Books, 1999

One beautiful day, a shy little kitten embarks on a journey filled with adventure! In the course of her wanderings, she meets an interesting and often amusing collection of fellow creatures. The Shy Little Kitten , with illustrations by the renowned Gustaf Tenggren.
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Traveler: Japan, 4th Edition
Nicholas Bornoff, Perrin Lindelauf

National Geographic, 2013

Active travelers trust National Geographic to deliver what they want in a guidebook--expert advice, insider tips, and the cultural feel of each destination not easily found online. These guides are pitch-perfect for today's experiential travel enthusiasts who want an authentic, enriching immersion. Bornoff describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites in Japan such as Mount Fuji, imperial Kyoto, historical Nagasaki, Hokkaido ...
  
  











  



  
Poster Art of the Disney Parks (A Disney Parks Souvenir Book)
Daniel Handke, Vanessa Hunt

Disney Editions, 2012

Anyone who has ever walked through the gates at a Disney Park knows that there is a magical experience waiting to be had on the other side. All of the telltale signs are there: the sound of joyful music pipes across the promenade; the smells of popcorn and cookies waft through the air; and the colorful attraction posters depict all the wonderful rides and shows created for Guests by the Imagineers. Poster Art of the Disney Parks is a tribute ...
  
  











  



  
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
Tavis Smiley

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- ...
  
  











  



  
Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America
Glenn Beck

Threshold Editions, 2013

HISTORY AS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING. Thomas Edison was a bad guy--and bad guys usually lose in the end. World War II radio host "Tokyo Rose" was branded as a traitor by the U.S. government and served time in prison. In reality, she was a hero to many. Twenty U.S. soldiers received medals of honor at the Battle of Wounded Knee--yet this wasn't a battle at all; it was a massacre. Paul Revere's midnight ride was ...
  
  











  








   



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