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Ozeki, Ruth L.

Summary: As she films a 52-part series on wholesome American beef for Japanese television, director Jane Takagi-Little of New York realizes she is doing her viewers a disservice and sabotages the show. Part expose of unhealthy production of meat, part cross-cultural view of America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OZE

Kio, Shimoku.

Summary: Story about a college club for otaku (manga and anime fans) and the lifestyle its members pursue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Del Rey/Ballantine 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SHI

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: A massive earthquake and devastating tsunami hit Japan while Ben is visiting his late father's hometown, pulling Ben's family apart and leaving him stranded in a strange country during an epic disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2013

Nothomb, Amélie.

Summary: Amélie, une jeune femme belge, vient de terminer ses études universitaires. Sa connaissance parfaite du japonais, langue qu'elle maîtrise pour y avoir vécu dans son enfance, lui permet de décrocher un contrat d'un an dans une prestigieuse entreprise de l'empire du soleil levant, la compagnie Yumimoto. Amélie espère réussir dans ce pays qui la fascine tant. Fascinée par la hiérarchie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albin Michel 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 NOT FRENCH

Cohn, Rachel

Summary: On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she never knew in Tokyo, Japan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC COH

Lancet, Barry.

Summary: "Struggling San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie is back in Japan. After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, he and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

Coonts, Stephen

Summary: When Japan invades Russia for its oil, the American government sends a squadron of aircraft to help defend Russia, leading to high-tech dog fights between American F-22s and Japanese Zero fighters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COO

Horikoshi, Kōhei

Summary: "Endeavor and Dabi's battle rages across the city as Endeavor fights to solidify his new position as the number one hero. Hawks provides support, but where do his loyalties really lie? Midoriya experiences a cryptic dream about the past--what secrets do the previous wielders of One For All have to show him? Then Class 1-A's joint battle training with Class B begins."--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 MY

Hering, Marianne

Summary: After tsunami waves sweep over the Imagination Station, it breaks down completely. Patrick and Beth wash up on the shores of Japan on September 1, 1923. The cousins fear if the waters doesn't get them, the earthquake will! Disaster engulfs the city of Tokyo, leaving families and friends separated and desperate. Thanks to a Japanese celebrity and a performing elephant, the cousins escape the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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Tawada, Yōko

Summary: Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAW

Vinesse, Cecilia

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the United States, and she unexpectedly finds herself drawn to Jamie, a boy with whom she shares a heartbreaking history. Can their one short week of Tokyo adventures end inanything but good-bye?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Poppy, Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC VIN

Murakami, Haruki

Summary: Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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Preus, Margi.

Summary: In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PRE

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Preus 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PRE

Golden, Arthur.

Summary: A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOL

Hayder, Mo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAY

Summary: Back when Ranma's father, Genma, and Akane's father, Soun, were young martial artists, they learned the secrets of Anything-Goes Martial Arts from one of the greatest masters of all time. Unfortunately, he's also someone they would do just about anything to get away from, and the entire Tendo household is about to find out why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2014

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Rowland, Laura Joh.

Summary: When the shogun's carefully regulated court is thrown into chaos by a massive earthquake in 1703 Japan, Sano Ichiro investigates the poisoning murders of a nobleman's daughters to prevent the regime's takeover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROW

Neda, Hirofumi

Summary: The next installment in the My hero academia parody series, following high school student Izuku Midoriya as he navigates a sports festival and his superpower.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA GRAPHIC MY

Natsume, Sōseki

Summary: "Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or 'beauty, ' is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAT

Yoshinaga, Fumi

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Digital Manga 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 YOS

Rowland, Laura Joh.

Summary: When an unknown arsonist sets fire to a cottage on the grounds of the Black Lotus Temple, killing three sect members, seventeenth-century samurai detective Sano Ichiro attempts to solve the case.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROW

Tsukiyama, Gail.

Summary: Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Tsukiyama 1996

Talarigo, Jeff.

Summary: A nineteen year old Japanese pearl diver discovers she has leprosy. She knows that the shame attached to it is inescapable: rejection by her family and exile. No more than two months elapse before authorities send her off to a leprosarium on the island of Nagashima where she is instructed to forget her past, to strike her name from the family register, and ordered to choose a new name.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Talarigo

Lee, Don

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE