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shogo-oketani's picture
Kazuo Nakamoto's life in inner-city Tokyo is one of tea and tofu, of American TV and rock 'n' roll. Kazuo is nine. It is the mid-1960s, just after the Japan Olympics, and Kazuo dreams of being a track star. He hangs out with his buddies, goes to school, and helps with household chores. But...
mitch-cullin's picture
68 min | Letterbox | Black & White | Not Rated | NTSC region free DVD includes the full 68-minute feature film, plus over 20 minutes of additional footage. Special features includes chapter selection, outtakes, trailers, photo gallery and bios...
pamela-turner's picture
Booklist starred review:"This beautifully crafted picture book pays tribute to one of the world's lesser-known animal heroes: Hachiko...Turner unfolds this poignant true story in the natural, unaffected voice of Kentaro, a fictional little boy, who wonders at the dog's unswerving devotion....
leza-lowitz's picture
Twelve stories from twenty-first century Tokyo and a novella. Debut collection from award-winning writer.
gail-tsukiyama's picture
Japan, 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms in Tokyo, two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise in sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of...