books

Japanese bookstore dares to be different with common-sense fix to weird industry hassle

At most bookstores, knowing the author’s name isn’t enough to let you find what you’re looking for, but Seiwado is an exception.

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Tickets on sale for exhibit of every book Ghibli producer has ever read, boyhood room recreation

Want to produce great anime like Toshio Suzuki? Read more books.

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Tokyo losing landmark bookstore, giant bookmark created to mark its place【Photos】

Special displays, sales, and even book fortunes commemorate Sanseido moving on to its next chapter. 

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Two Tokyo train stations getting Harry Potter-style makeovers

Hogsmeade Station serves as inspiration for closest stop to new permanent Harry Potter museum.

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Beautiful new Evangelion reveals key frame artwork from the anime series’ finale film【Pics】

300-plus pages of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time artwork.

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Passing the JLPT N1 — Here’s how I did it, so you can too!

Strategies to take down the N1 final boss.

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Did this ’90s Japanese horror manga predict the coronavirus pandemic?

Manga artist draws amazing parallels between fiction and reality.

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Snoop Dogg’s cookbook gets a rebrand in Japan

“From Crook to Cook” just doesn’t have the same catchy appeal here as it does overseas.

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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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