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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Long before the Internet magnified content about suicide, Japanese publishers and authors, including some of the nation’s most renowned, wrote about suicide helping the narrative of death proliferate[UPDATED: 5-4-2022]Japan is often associated with suicide partly due to its Kamikaze pilots in World War II and...Long before the Internet magnified content about suicide, Japanese publishers and authors, including some of the nation’s most renowned, wrote about suicide helping the narrative of death proliferate Posted by
The Japanese poet Ishikawa Takuboku was Meiji Japan’s ‘Angry Young Man’[UPDATED: 4-4-2022]The Japanese poet Ishikawa Takuboku (1886-1912), famous for his modern free-style tanka, disliked...
Rave Reviews for ‘My Annihilation’ a compulsive dark tale by Fuminori Nakamura, out now in English 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.