Original, Short and Compelling ReadsRed Circle Minis is a new series of short captivating books by Japan's finest contemporary writers that brings the narratives and voices of Japan together as never before. Each book is a first edition written specifically for the series and is being published in English first.New Releases
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Japan’s first generation of postmodern authors grew up listening to Bob Dylan and the Beatles[UPDATED: 1-29-2020]The generation of Japanese authors that grew up in the 1960s, including some internationally...
Red Circle Minis now available at I-House library, an important Tokyo library with one of Japan’s best collections of Japan related English language publications Posted by
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Meet the Founders
Richard Nathan and Koji Chikatani are two international publishing executives with a wealth of experience who have been friends for more than 20 years. Though fluent in Japanese, Richard has always wanted to read the very best Japanese creative writing in English; and for years it's been Koji's ambition to make the best Japanese contemporary writing accessible to readers outside Japan.