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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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Figal, Gerald A.

Summary: "Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the "stuff" of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of the modern or, at best, seen as representative of traditional beliefs that are overcome and left behind in the transformation toward modernity. In Civilization and Monsters Gerald Figal asserts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 1999

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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 New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 ADA

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

Stelson, Caren Barzelay

Summary: "Six-year-old Sachiko and her family suffered greatly after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and in the years that followed, the miraculous survival of a ceramic bowl became a key part of Sachiko's journey toward peace"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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: The aftermath of a vicious argument sees Kagome stomping back to the present day, and Inu-Yasha sulking in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz, LLC 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Midorikawa, Yuki

Summary: "The mystery of the missing Nyanko Sensei intensifies as Natsume and the prominent exorcists Natori and Matoba encounter a powerful, malevolent ceramic puppet with an appetite for clay kitties. Natsume and the exorcists must work together to bring it down, but how can Natsume team up with someone he doesn't trust?"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2021

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

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she signs up for an art class, thinking all her problems will soon be solved. She's in for a surprise: her new instructor is a sword-wielding taskmaster who doesn't care about manga one bit. But maybe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Seas 2019

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

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Summary: Set in 1942, tells the story of the first B-25 crews, under the command of General Jimmy Doolittle, training for a bombing mission over Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Kubo, Mitsurou

Summary: "The ouendan's members have taken their performance to a new level in support of their baseball team, and now it's up to Suzuki, the team's feckless ace pitcher, to seal the deal. One problem: Suzuki may have a golden arm, but he doesn't have nerves to match. When he hears that his crush, Reo, was spotted kissing Kinichiro, the guy he owes his comeback to, he's terminally rattled. It'll be up...

Format: text

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

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

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