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Jessica Esa

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Romance comes in all shapes and varieties, with many Japanese romantic films and shows having a flair for the melodramatic and the somber. This Valentine’s Day, we decided to focus on the…

Perhaps more than any other season, autumn is a time for reading. It’s a season of warm days and cold nights, where you can read beneath a tree as its leaves change…

The mythology and folklore of old Japan was an ocean of ghosts and demons, each with their own traditions, superstitions and richly detailed stories. The world of 20th-century Japanese fiction was a…

For impressionable, wide-eyed, curious children, a book is a gateway to so much. Reading to your child shows them the world and it teaches them about the people and the animals that…

Audiobooks have become varied and experimental over the past couple of years, making them a very real alternative to reading. During the coronavirus lockdown, many of us, while busy juggling house chores,…

The last few years have seen sales of Japanese translated fiction booming in the West. As a result, more of these talented writers are finally being translated for people to enjoy. Here…