Book Break : Eiichiro Tokumoto, author of “The Tragedy of Kakuei Tanaka : The True Story of a Prime Minister’s Downfall as Revealed by Secret U.S. Documents (田中角栄の悲劇-米国外交機密文書が明かす「失脚の真相」)”

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30           ​​​​​​​   This book, published in paperback in May 2018 by Kobunsha Co. in Japanese, tells the story of Kakuei Tanaka (1918-1993), the most popular and controversial politician in postwar Japan. Author and investigative journalist Eiichiro Tokumoto painstakingly researched declassified ...

Book Break : Karen Ann Takizawa, co-author of “World WBook Break : Karen Ann Takizawa, co-author of “World War II Revisited: Two POWs, Two Sides, Two Stories”ar II Revisited: Two POWs, Two Sides, Two Stories”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30    ​​​​​​​ Karen Ann Takizawa   In this book, the post-war generation looks back on the experiences of two extended family members who were Prisoners of War (POWs) on opposite sides of the conflict in World War II. One was a ...

Book Break : Eli K.P. William, author of "The Naked World"

Monday, June 11, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30
Monday, June 11, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30               ​​​​​​​                    The Naked World is volume two in dystopian science fiction (SF) trilogy the Jubilee Cycle, which is set in a near future Tokyo where all actions—from blinking ...

Book Break : Damian Flanagan, the author of "Yukio Mishima"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30      ​​​​​​​ Damian Flanagan     Damian Flanagan presents: “An Evening with Yukio Mishima.”   He’s back, for one night only! Join us for a celebration of literary great Yukio Mishima (1925-70) as writer and critic Flanagan discusses his recent ...

Book Break : Philip Seaton, co-author of “Contents Tourism in Japan : Pilgrimages to ‘Sacred Sites’ of Popular Culture”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30     ​​​​​​​   Professor Philip Seaton of Hokkaido University   “Contents tourism” is probably not a familiar term to many, but most people these days will have seen stories about the phenomenon and been contents tourists themselves. “Contents” are the ...