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Kei Ishiyama Interview

Cream and Sugar

A Japanese manga artist who published her graphic novels in Germany.
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Flavor of the Month: Spring 2014

Free Book of the Month in English!

Kokoro

by Soseki Natsume (courtesy of LibriVox)

The storyteller initially met Sensei at a bathing beach in Kamakura and later often visited Sensei in Tokyo. When Sensei was still young, his friend committed suicide, and Sensei visited his tomb every month. Only towards the end of his own life, Sensei comes to terms with his feelings of guilt. (by ekzemplaro, librivox)

This is one of the most read books in Japan by young and old. I hope you enjoy the audio book. Chizuko

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Japanese Book of the Month!

高浜虚子『斑鳩物語』
Ikagura Monogatari

by Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1959)

高浜虚子の短編。ユーモアでちょっとノスタルジックな軽い短編をいかがでしょうか?句読点や繰り返しの使い方とか、現代人の私たちにもグッと馴染みます。コーヒー・ブレークにどうぞ。千津子

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