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url 2018-09-20 05:51
The Personal, the Political, and the Giant Robots: Peter Tieryas’ Mecha Samurai Empire
Mecha Samurai Empire - Peter Tieryas

Though the middle is maybe a little slack, this is an excellent bildungsroman in the alt-history suggested by The Man in the High Castle, run half a century later and into the life of one small boy who aims to pilot one big ass robot. 

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review 2018-01-27 11:00
War and Peace in Classical Japan: The Heiké Story by Yoshikawa Eiji
The Heike Story: A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and War (Tuttle Classics) - Fuki Wooyenaka Uramatsu,Kenkichi Sugimoto,Kenichi Sugimoto,Eiji Yoshikawa

Japanese literature has a lot to offer although little is available in English translation. One of the great writers known also in the western hemisphere is Yoshikawa Eiji.


The Heiké Story is an epic story of war and peace with sentimental sidesteps – set in Classical Japan and based on true events as well as characters! Well, not as epic and colourful as the Japanese original must be because the translator took it upon himself to decide which plotlines and details might be interesting for western readers. Despite all, the life story of Heita Kiyomori is an intriguing novel that makes the classical "Tale of the Heike" accessible to modern readers.


Please click here to read my long review on my main book blog Edith's Miscellany!


Source: edith-lagraziana.blogspot.com
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url 2017-08-09 14:48
Cathay Dupont Health Complaint Towards Japan’s Award Winning Working Industry

The Japanese employees are described as one of the hardest-working employees in the world. Hard work isn’t a negative trait but it may be damaging if it’s too much. Workers in the country thrive for excellence and perfection. Due to hard work, some people literally work themselves to death.


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url 2016-05-06 15:12
"Interview: The Bullying of LGBT Kids in Japan’s Schools"

I'm not terribly surprised that "boys love" comics don't make things better.


This would be good to re-read when I eventually continue on with Wandering Son.

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url 2016-04-14 20:12
Japanese region entices tourists with romance novels

Japan's smallest prefecture is aiming to attract more Thai tourists by sponsoring a series of romance novels set in the region.


Kotohira shrine


Read more here.


Imagine being paid to write your stories...

Source: www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36044923
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