books

64-page book about panda butts selling out fast in Japan

I like pan-da butts and I cannot lie.

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World Masterpiece Theater classic anime series gets lifestyle/fashion line in Japan

Anime versions of Anne of Green Gables, Dog of Flanders, and more inspire stylish and adorable designs.

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We book a night in a bookshelf at Book and Bed in Shinjuku

Bookstore hotel is heaven for bookworms in Tokyo.

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Famous Japanese writers get a new life as cats in weird gacha capsule toy range

Ever wondered what literary greats like Natsume Soseki and Osamu Dazai would look like as felines?

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We stumble across hidden gems at Paris branch of Japanese second-hand bookstore Book Off in Paris

Japan’s biggest chain of used books and other media blends right in with the City of Lights.

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Manga author isn’t so sure about stereotypical image of the timid girl who loves reading books

Bookworms are also warriors, he says.

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Female cast of One Piece takes center stage with One Piece Novel Heroines

Short story collection follows four heroines on side adventures.

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Haruki Murakami never uses social media, bluntly explains why

World-famous Japanese author has no fear of missing out.

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Haruki Murakami, Uniqlo team up for T-shirt line saluting Japan’s most celebrated modern author

1Q84, jazz, and cats are all part of the collection.

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Does changing your smartphone lock to 8376 bring good luck, as one Japanese book title suggests?

We try to harness the magical power of a new passcode.

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Yoshiki’s first photo book in 28 years becomes bestseller in Japan

Looks like he’s still got it.

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Book Off running low on books: Japanese used book chain begs customers to sell them books

If you bring in your unwanted books, you could enter to win some great prizes!

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Should Japanese schools stop making kids write book reports? Twitter debates

Teacher says book reports just make kids hate books, but some say they’re vital to developing important lifelong skills.

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New Studio Ghibli anime coming this winter is first CG feature planned by Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki has read British novel inspiration “cover-to-cover five times,” will once again team up with son as director.

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New Weathering With You art book comes with free anime backgrounds for video conference calls

Long-awaited collection of background art includes official merchandise for use in both the real and virtual worlds.

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A talk with the man who helped bring Studio Ghibli to the west, Steve Alpert【Interview】

An inside look at Studio Ghibli at a crucial time in its history.

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How to resurrect a water-damaged book: Japanese bath fan’s freezer life hack

”Return by Death.”

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Hideo Kojima thinks there’s a better way to spend your coronavirus free time than playing games

Director of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding recommends putting down the analog sticks in order to do something else as you hunker down at home.

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Can you guess which world children’s literature stars these awesome “anime” characters are?

From The Chronicles of Narnia to Anne of Green Gables, Japanese children’s book publisher’s artwork shines.

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Oldest manuscript of the world’s oldest novel, The Tale of Genji, found in Tokyo【Photos】

Hand-written by a master calligrapher, the manuscript is approximately 800 years old.

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