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Azuma, Kiyohiko

Summary: The curious and curiouser Yotsuba moves to a new town with her dad. In the process of moving in, Yotsuba encounters things like swingsets and broken door handles, which all bring about a never-ending torrent of questions and shrieks of amazement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2009

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Azuma, Kiyohiko

Summary: "YOTSUBA heeeeeere! Guess what, guess what!? Yotsuba is going to a flower store with Fuuka! Yotsuba's gonna give flowers to everybody in the whole, wide world, even the police lady with her whistle that goes-- PI! PI! PIPI! PI! PIPUUUUUUUU!!"--Publisher's web site

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 YOT

Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: In "narrative nonfiction format, this ... book follows a selection of people who experienced the 2011 Japan Tsunami"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.34 RIS

Owara, Sumito

Summary: "Asakusa loves to design worlds. Mizusaki loves to animate. Kanamori loves to make money! And at Shibahama High, they call them Eizouken-a three-girl club determined to produce their own spectacular science fiction anime! But with no budget from their school and a leaky warehouse for a studio, Eizouken is going to have to work hard and use their imagination...the one thing they've got plenty...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Manga, a division of Dark Horse Comics LLC 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 KEE

Summary: "Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash Island, Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Azuma, Kiyohiko.

Summary: School's out for summer and Yotsuba's out of her mind! She's new in town-- and could very well be new to planet Earth--with no knowledge of the world around her. Some of her experiences include drawing, swimming, and catching a frog.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ADV Manga 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 YOT

Summary: Travel journalist Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa present three episodes that highlight three distinct regions of Japan, focusing on the nation's food and food producers. From the ramen of the northern island of Hokkaido, to the sushi of Tokyo, to the Wagyu beef raised on the southern island of Kyushu, food is a window on the soul of Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.2 RUD

Kimura, Yukie

Summary: "When Yukie Kimura was eight years old, her family lived on a tiny island near the coast of northern Japan, where her father was a lighthouse keeper. Her days were filled with adventure and nature: collecting seagull eggs to bake cookies, finding fresh seafood on the shore, and digging for fossils in a cave. But it was also 1945, the final year of World War II. Then, during one sunny weekend,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIM

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Rinko has done everything right. She hustled her way through her 20s to make it as a screenwriter, renting her own office in a trendy Tokyo neighborhood. Everything should have gone according to plan. So at 33, she can't help but lament the fact that her career's plateaued, she's still painfully single, and she spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Summary: Examines the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Looks at the lives of some of the refugees from the town of Futaba. Raises questions regarding the future of nuclear power in Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NUC

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 Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Takamatsu, Misaki

Summary: "While Mitsumi adjusts to big city life, her cheerful and forthright personality brings joy to her classmates. Now that she's getting the hang of high school, her circle expands even further."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Seas 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 SKI

Summary: Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Broadcast System 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEP
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DEP

Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: "In 2019 the Anime Expo attracted over 115,000 people from all over the world to the Los Angeles Convention Center. The expo, which is the largest anime convention in North America, would not exist without Japanese comics called manga. While appealing to the masses, most mangaka work alone. They write the scripts for the stories and draw every panel themselves. Because manga are a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 741.2 KAL

Owara, Sumito

Summary: "Midori loves to design worlds. Tsubame loves to animate. Sayaka loves to make money! And at Shibahama High, they call them Eizouken--a three-girl club determined to produce their own spectacular science fiction anime! But with no budget from their school and a leaky warehouse for a studio, Eizouken is going to have to work hard and use their imagination ... the one thing they've got plenty of!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Manga, a division of Dark Horse Comics LLC 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 KEE

Dower, John W.

Summary: A profound look at American and Japanese perceptions - past and present - of key moments in their shared history. An incisive investigation of the problems of public history and its role in a modern democracy, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, as well as the broader discipline of history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5352 DOW

Ishida, Sui

Summary: Amid clashes between Ghouls and the Commission of Counter Ghoul investigators at Doctor Kano's underground facility, Kaneki finds himself locked in battle with Special Class Ghoul investigator Yukinori Shinohara. When the battle subsides, the CCG discovers shocking evidence that leads them closer to discovering the truth behind Kano's sinister plans. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Kirshner, Hannah

Summary: "One night, Brooklyn-based artist and food writer Hannah Kirshner received a life-changing invitation to apprentice with a "saké evangelist" in a misty Japanese mountain village called Yamanaka. In a rapidly modernizing Japan, the region--a stronghold of the country's old-fashioned ways--was quickly becoming a destination for chefs and artisans looking to learn about the traditions that have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 KIR

Takahashi, Rumiko

Summary: Kagome is a high-school girl pulled back in time to Japan's ancient past, her destiny linked to a doglike half-demon named Inu-Yasha. Kagome and Inu-Yasha must work together to recover the shards of the powerful Shikon Jewel before they fall into the wrong hands. In this volume: Sango's brother Kohaku has been freed of Naraku's spell--or has he? With Kagome's life in danger, Inu-Yasha and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Comics 2004

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 INU

Watsuki, Nobuhiro

Summary: Former assassin Hitokiri Battosai is now a rurouni wanderer known as Himure Kenshin who is pledged to only use his sword to protect the innocent, but Kenshin's oath is challenged when an assassin attempts to steal the Kamiya dojo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 RUR

Kubo, Mitsurou

Summary: "Having seen Usami's lonely fate after the collapse of the ouendan, Kinichiro returns to the past again, more determined than ever. He flat-out tells Usami about his time traveling, and the two hatch their plan to change destiny. But when their newfound closeness is misunderstood, it sets off a gossip bomb that threatens to destroy everything. Has all of Kinichiro's time traveling been for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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Yoshinaga, Fumi

Summary: "There is a Japanese saying that goes, 'Hana yori dango, ' or 'dumplings over flowers.' And no one is more of an advocate of this adage than mangaka Y-naga, a woman whose life revolves around her intense work and equally intense sleep schedule. The only thing that can rouse her out of this infernal cycle of deadlines and being dead to the world? Food. As Y-naga and her friends visit restaurants...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 NOT

Iruma, Hitoma

Summary: "Adachi and Shimamura are now in their second year of high school. Luckily, they're in the same class this semester, but when Adachi sees Shimamura making friends with their new classmates so quickly, she starts to panic. Feeling left out, she begins distancing herself from Shimamura, who can't help but notice that Adachi's been on her mind a whole lot these days"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 ADA

Summary: Exotic, sensuous, exquisitely mysterious. For centuries, the seductive grace of the Japanese geisha has fascinated and confounded outsiders who have attempted to fathom this secretive world of tradition, intrigue, and pleasure. Now, enter a realm once known only to the rich and powerful. Go beyond the popular Western misconception of the geisha as little more than a high-priced call girl, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEC

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