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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Writing arrived in Japan in the 5th century AD from China[UPDATED: 1-13-2022]Japan and the Japanese did not develop their own fully-fledged writing system, but imported one...
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“Monkey Man” by Takuji Ichikawa a writer who understands the zeitgeist, published today, is a gripping mix of the fantastical and the everyday 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.