February 2017 Recommended List of Japanese Books

蠕動で涉れ、污泥の川を
Zendo De Watare Odei No Kawa O
by 西村賢太
Nishimura, Kenta

Novel by Kenta Nishimura, acclaimed author and winner of the Akutagawa Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36035
ISBN: 9784087716665
OCLC Number: 953393036
[Adult Fiction]

サラバンド サラバンダ
Sarabando Sarabanda
by 藤沢周
Fujisawa, Shu

Novel by Fujisawa Shu, winner of the Akutagawa Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36037
ISBN: 9784103163329
OCLC Number: 948968697
[Adult Fiction]

裸の華
Hadaka No Hana
by 桜木紫乃
Sakuragi, Shino

Novel by Shino Sakuragi, recipient of the Noaki Award.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36042
ISBN: 9784087716658
OCLC Number: 952990646
[Adult Fiction]

東京帝大叡古教授
Tokyo Teidai Eko Kyoju
by 門井慶喜
Kadoi, Yoshinobu

Professor Eeeko is a professor at Tokyo Imperial University of Law School. He encounters a series of murder cases.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN35930
ISBN: 9784094062823
OCLC Number: 946291684
[Adult Fiction]

糸車
Itoguruma
by 宇江佐真理 [集英社]
Ueza, Mari

O-Kinu lives alone in a tenement house in Fukagawa. Until three years ago she was married to a chief retainer of the Matsumae domain, but her husband was murdered and her son Yūma disappeared. Now O-Kinu is a peddler, searching for her son as she walks the city.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$12.60 CA$18
Item Number: JPN35903
ISBN: 9784087454024
OCLC Number: 935894439
[Adult Fiction]

祈りの幕が下りる時
Inori No Maku Ga Oriru Toki
by 東野圭吾 [講談社]
Higashino, Keigo

Winner of Eiji Yoshikawa Literature Award. A woman who visited a director of her childhood friend in Meiji was found dead. Matsumiya, who is in charge of the investigation also found a burned dead body nearby, and that linked to Kagaro Kagiro's mother's death.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36125
ISBN: 9784062934978
OCLC Number: 958600896
[Adult Fiction]

彼女に関する十二章
Kanojo Ni Kansuru Junisho
by 中島京子
Nakajima, Kyoko

Novel by Kyoko Nakajima, recipient of the Noaki Award.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36045
ISBN: 9784120048449
OCLC Number: 946290667
[Adult Fiction]

カブールの園
Kaburu no sono [HB]
by 宮内悠介[文芸春秋]
Miyauchi, Yusuke

Where is the best spirit of our generation? Ray [Ling], a Japanese American woman goes on a trip to the past to seek for the answer.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36208
ISBN: 9784163905938
OCLC Number: 968744646
[Adult Fiction]

美しい距離
Utsukushii Kyori
by 山崎ナオコーラ [文芸春秋]
Yamazaki, Naokora

A woman is diagnosed an incurable disease in her early 40s. Yet her spirit encourages her husband to keep going, to discover a permanent value in our limited life. A warm story nominated by the 155th Akutagawa Award quietly nestles into our heart.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36096
ISBN: 9784163904818
OCLC Number: 953681203
[Adult Fiction]

天下人の茶
Tenkabito No Cha
by 伊東 潤 [文芸春秋]
Ito, Jun

Nominated by the 155th Naoki Award, a masterpiece of historical novel reveals the secret of Rikyu's death, who ruled the inside of people's minds by the tea ceremony.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36097
ISBN: 9784163903767
OCLC Number: 931498278
[Adult Fiction]

星宿る虫
Hoshi Yadoru Mushi
by 嶺里俊介
Minesato, Shunsuke

A fire breaks out in a building where a religious group in Nagano runs a brothel. The bodies recovered from the ruins are infested by a mysterious worm, and the blood in their veins has turned yellow.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36023
ISBN: 9784334910815
OCLC Number: 940473807
[Adult Fiction]

硝子の太陽 Rouge
Garasu No Taiyo Ruju [HB]
by 誉田哲也 [光文社]
Honda, Tetsuya

The most famous female detective in Japan, Reiko Himekawa, step by step fights to investigate a murder case occurred in Shoshigaya with her team.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36086
ISBN: 9784334910938
OCLC Number: 949847675
[Adult Fiction]

神の値段
Kami no Nedan
by 一色さゆり [宝島社]
Isshiki, Sayuri

Detective and mystery fiction. Awards: Dai 14-kai Kono Misuterii, 2016, Grand Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN35924
ISBN: 9784800250858
OCLC Number: 939386926
[Adult Fiction]

帰鄉
Kikyo
by 浅田次郎
Asada, Jiro

Novel by Jiro Asada, recipient of the Noaki Award.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36041
ISBN: 9784087716641
OCLC Number: 952990644
[Adult Fiction]

世界が赫に染まる日に
Sekai Ga Aka Ni Somaru Hi Ni
by 櫛木理宇
Kushiki, Riu

Multiple award winning author Riu Kushiki writes a harrowing novel about the life of Kai Ogata. His cousins killed, and his sister raped, Kai has no justice as the offenders are protected by Juvenille Law. Together with his friend, Fumiki, they decide to get vengence for the suffering of their family.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36007
ISBN: 9784334910747
OCLC Number: 937568748
[Adult Fiction]

ニューカルマ
Nyukaruma
by 新庄耕
Shinjo, Ko

Award winning author Ko Shinjo writes a novel that portrays the challenges young people face in the Japanese labor market today, with action centering on multi-level marketing companies.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36024
ISBN: 9784087716429
OCLC Number: 935068763
[Adult Fiction]

私の消滅
Watashi No Shometsu
by 中村文則
Nakamura, Fuminori

Acclaimed prize winning author Fuminori Nakamura writes a thriller that cleverly interweaves criminal mischief with a tale of revenge to probe the role that memory plays in supporting a persons sense of self.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN36026
ISBN: 9784163904719
OCLC Number: 952308735
[Adult Fiction]

海の家族
Umi No Kazoku
by 石原慎太郎
Ishihara, Shintaro

Novel from Akutagawa prize winning author, Shintaro Ishihara.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36033
ISBN: 9784163904887
OCLC Number: 953930132
[Adult Fiction]

炎と苗木: 田中慎弥の掌劇場
Hono To Naegi: Tanaka Shin'ya No Shogekijo
by 田中慎弥
Tanaka, Shinya

Novel by Shinya Tanaka, winner of the Akutagawa Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36036
ISBN: 9784620108209
OCLC Number: 950247112
[Adult Fiction]

ラヴィアンローズ
Ra Bi An Rozu
by 村山由佳
Murayama, Yuka

Novel of Yuka Murayama, bestselling author and winner of the Naoki Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36034
ISBN: 9784087716672
OCLC Number: 954303827
[Adult Fiction]

すしそばてんぷら
Sushi Soba Tenpura
by 藤野千夜
Fujino, Chiya

Novel by Chiya Fujino, recipient of the 122th Akutagawa Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36038
ISBN: 9784758412797
OCLC Number: 937368645
[Adult Fiction]

ど素人が読める株価チャートの本
Doshiroto Ga Yomeru Kabuka Chato No Hon
by 福永博之
Fukunaga, Hiroyuki

Beginners guide to understanding and investing in the stock market.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN35796
ISBN: 9784798142692
OCLC Number: 935069507
[Adult Non-Fiction]

内定者はこう書いた!エントリ−シ−ト・履歴書・志望動機・自己 PR 完全版
Naiteisha Wa Kō Kaita! Entorī Shīto Rirekisho Shibō Dōki Jiko PR Kanzenhan
by 坂本直文
Sakamoto, Naofumi

Prepare yourself for the work force by learning how to make excellent resumes, entry sheets, and prepare yourself for interviews.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35788
ISBN: 9784471450311
OCLC Number: 937365668
[Adult Non-Fiction]

女子栄養大学栄養クリニックの減塩ぐせがつくレシピ 143
Joshi Eiyō Daigaku Eiyō Kurinikku No Herushio Guse Ga Tsuku Reshipi 143
by 今泉 久美
Imaizumi, Kumi

Cook book with 143 recipies that have very little salt to allow you to eat healthier.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN35789
ISBN: 9784074139439
OCLC Number: 936298981
[Adult Non-Fiction]

2020年世界経済の勝者と敗者
2020 Nen Sekai Keizai No Shōsha To Haisha
by ポール・クルーグマン
Krugman, Paul

Discussion and hypotheses on the worlds economic positions.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN35797
ISBN: 9784062196543
OCLC Number: 936298692
[Adult Non-Fiction]

大人なのに可愛い理由
Otona Nanoni Kawaii Riyu
by 神崎恵
Kanzaki, Megumi

Learn how to be cute even as an adult. Learn cosmetic tips and tricks, skin care, and what accessories you should wear to bring out a youthful look.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35801
ISBN: 9784046009562
OCLC Number: 936299333
[Adult Non-Fiction]

表現スポーツのコンディショニング
Hyogen Supotsu No Kondishoningu
by 有吉与志恵
Ariyoshi, Yoshie

Conditioning and stretching techniques to improve flexibility and strength for expression sports, such as figure skating, gymnastics, and ballet.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN35808
ISBN: 9784583109398
OCLC Number: 937567409
[Adult Non-Fiction]

モリモリ食べちゃう!みきママさんちのアイデア離乳食
Morimori Tabe Chau! Miki Mama Sanchi no Aidea Rinyūshoku
by みきママ
Mikimama

Healthy baby food recipies.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN35811
ISBN: 9784870141155
OCLC Number: 935895422
[Adult Non-Fiction]

深堀真由美の丹田ヨガダイエット [Book+DVD]
Fukabori Mayumi No Tanden Yoga Daietto [Book+DVD]
by 深堀真由美
Fukabori, Mayumi

A book on how to lose abdomen weight by diet and yoga. This title comes with a book and a DVD.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35983
ISBN: 9784074158478
OCLC Number: 953393897
[Adult Non-Fiction]

深堀真由美の瞑想ヨガ [Book+CD]
Fukabori Mayumi No Meiso Yoga [Book+CD]
by 深堀真由美

A book on meditation and yoga by Mayumi Fukabori. This title comes with a book and a CD.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35984
ISBN: 9784074147762
OCLC Number: 944427898
[Adult Non-Fiction]

筋膜ストレッチ: 「さする&伸ばす」で痛みを解消
Kinmaku Sutoretchi: `Sa Suru& Nobasu' De Itami o Kaishō
by 小井手智啓

Without using the tools this book shows you how to eliminate stiff neck, low back pain, and headache, described in photography and illustration by site-specific symptoms.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN36022
ISBN: 9784023331051
OCLC Number: 958601556
[Adult Non-Fiction]

食物アレルギ のつきあい方と安心レシピ
Shokumotsu Arerugī No Tsukiai-kata To Anshin Reshipi
by 林典子
Hayashi, Noriko

This is a cookbook and a guide for people who are concerned with food allergy and safety, at home and travel. It also includes 1 week of lunch recipes.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36021
ISBN: 9784816360244
OCLC Number: 946813628
[Adult Non-Fiction]

フィスラーの料理教室
Jitaku De Dekiru Raizappu: Shokujihen
by 伊藤晶子

Fisler's cooking class for pressure cooker and stainless steel pan.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36114
ISBN: 9784048947206
OCLC Number: 930072475
[Adult Non-Fiction]

漬けたら, すぐおいしい!
Tsuketara Sugu Oishii
by 堤人美 [講談社]
Tsutsumi, Hitomi

The 3rd Recipe Grand Award winner in Japan. Popular Tsutsumi teacher teaches us to marinate food in the morning and just need to cook or bake in the evening, even busy people can enjoy delicious homemade dishes with minimum labor.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN36105
ISBN: 9784062996631
OCLC Number: 933207974
[Adult Non-Fiction]

腸で変わる!病気にならない、50代からの生活習慣
Chō De Kawaru! Byōki Ni Naranai, 50 Dai Kara No Seikatsu Shūkan
by 藤田紘一郎
Fujita, Koichiro

The average human gut is home to some 30,000 different microbes in a total population estimated to reach a quadrillion. Within the intestines these microorganisms form a complex community that is referred to as the “gut flora.” Recent research has shown that gut flora can affect not just physical health but one’s emotional state as well.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN36002
ISBN: 9784418164127
OCLC Number: 951653523
[Adult Non-Fiction]

極上のクルーズ手帖
Gokujo no kuruzu techo
by 喜多川リュウ
Kitagawa, Ryu

This book is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 covers shipping companies, cruise ships and routes. Part 2 covers reservation, departure preparation, boarding, rooms facilities and service, ship facilities and services, restaurants, port of call excursions, party, inboard events, settlement and disembarkation. Part 3 lists a total of 50 cruise brands with detailed data.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36047
ISBN: 9784908514029
OCLC Number: 945880570
[Adult Non-Fiction]

自宅でできるライザップ: 食事編
Jitaku De Dekiru Raizappu: Shokujihen
by

Recipes of 42 low carbs dishes devised by registered dietitian.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN36057
ISBN: 9784594074883
OCLC Number: 952310567
[Adult Non-Fiction]

夜を乗り越える
Yoru o Norikoeru = A Spark
by 又吉直樹
Matayoshi, Naoki

Essays by Naoki Matayoshi, winner of Akutagawa Prize in 2015 for his work 'Hibana'.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN36063
ISBN: 9784098235018
OCLC Number: 951210902
[Adult Non-Fiction]

これだけで ラクうまごはん
Koredake De Raku'uma Gohan
by 瀬尾幸子
Seo, Yukiko


Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN36080
ISBN: 9784405093065
OCLC Number: 936299400
[Adult Non-Fiction]

幸せになる勇気
Yoru o Norikoeru = A Spark
by 岸見一郎 [ダイヤモンド社]
Matayoshi, Naoki

Essays by Naoki Matayoshi, winner of Akutagawa Prize in 2015 for his work 'Hibana'.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36053
ISBN: 9784478066119
OCLC Number: 941728561
[Adult Non-Fiction]

美しいかぎ針編. 秋冬9
Utsukushi Kagibariami. Aki Fuyu-9
by [日本ヴォーグ社]

Beautiful knitting projects for autumn and winter.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$23.10 CA$33
Item Number: JPN36112
ISBN: 9784529055925
OCLC Number: 959351763
[Adult Non-Fiction]

もとこども
Motokodomo
by いとうひろし
Ito, Hiroshi

My grandpa used to be a carpenter. I wonder what his life was like before that? My mom is a teacher. I wonder how she spent her time before that? The young woman who lives across the street from my house is now a nurse.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN35994
ISBN: 9784591149157
OCLC Number: 949847479
[Juvenile Fiction]

くだものとやさいがだいすき [ENG/JPN]
I Love To Eat Fruits And Vegetables
by Admont, Shelley

Jimmy, the little bunny, likes to eat candy but doesn't even want to taste fruits and vegetables. He sneaks into the kitchen to try to find a bag with candies that was hidden inside the cupboard. What happens right after Jimmy climbs up to reach the bag of candy? Text in English and Japanese.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN35891
ISBN: 9781772681918
[Juvenile Fiction]

しろくろつけてよシマウマくん
Shirokuro Tsuketeyo Shimaumakun
by 楠原順子
Kusuhara, Junko

This story is built on the association between a zebra’s stripes and the Japanese expression shirokuro o tsukeru - 'to make things black and white,' or to settle a question once and for all. Zebra walks around the savannah and is asked to settle arguments for other animals.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN35995
ISBN: 9784882645634
OCLC Number: 944429714
[Juvenile Fiction]

はずかしがりやのしろうさちゃん
Hazukashigariya No Shirosachan
by 田島かおり
Taijima, Kaori

Little Bunny White arrives at her grandmothers house for summer vacation. Upon arriving, she hides behind mom because she has not seen grandma in a long time, and is shy. She is also shy while helping around Grandmas shop, but starts to gain courage when she discovers a box that she uses as her "armor".
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN35996
ISBN: 9784591150245
OCLC Number: 951210164
[Juvenile Fiction]

ほっとほっとホットケーキ
Hotto Hotto Hottokeki
by きむらゆういち
Kimura, Yuichi

The story is about a family of field mice - five children and their Mama. Nonesuke is the big brother, and he's followed in age order by sisters Nono and Nene, brother Zunta, and baby sister Mii. One day while Mama is out doing the day's shopping, hungry Nonesuke decides to make himself a nice big hotcake, one of his favorite foods.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN35997
ISBN: 9784418168071
OCLC Number: 947802763
[Juvenile Fiction]

まだかなまだかな
Madakana Madakana
by 江頭路子
Egashira, Michiko

Depicted in the story are kittens, a baby koala, a baby seal, some ducklings, and a little girl, as they wait for their mother to come play with them or pick them up. After each offspring wonders “How much longer?” for what seems like forever, the mother finally arrives, and the little ones burst into smiles. The mothers beam, too, and the joyful scenes radiate with warmth.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN35998
ISBN: 9784591149690
OCLC Number: 945893568
[Juvenile Fiction]

どうぶつなあに
Dobutsu Nani
by はたこうしろう
Hata, Koshiro

This is the ninth volume in the Ku and Ma’s Learning Books series featuring the twin bear cubs Ku, a boy, and Ma, a girl, in storylines that help small children learn colors, shapes, body parts, modes of transportation, types of stores, proper greetings, the names of foods and animals, kinds of weather, and so on.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN35999
ISBN: 9784591148099
OCLC Number: 939387378
[Juvenile Fiction]

ジャングル・ブック
Janguru Bukku [Board Book]
by 斎藤妙子 [講談社]
Saito, Taeko

A popular Walt Disney series, based on Rudyard Kipling's book. Story about Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves. For ages 2 -4.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$9.80 CA$14
Item Number: JPN36098
ISBN: 9784062627467
OCLC Number: 953393297
[Juvenile Fiction]

ぺんぎんたいそう
Pengin taiso [Board book]
by 斎藤 槇 [福音館]
Saito, Maki

Come do gymnastics with penguins! Lovely board book for ages 2-4.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN36102
ISBN: 9784834082531
OCLC Number: 951210578
[Juvenile Fiction]

図解絵本工事現場
Zukai Ehon Koji Genba
by モリナガヨウ
Morinaga, Yoh

Illustrator Yoh Morinaga, known for his intricate artwork geared to educational ends, here offers up illustrations of 14 major construction sites from real life: railways, train stations, expressways, a factory, a tunnel, an airport, dams, and more.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36000
ISBN: 9784591147160
OCLC Number: 944008405
[Juvenile Fiction]

プーさんとであった日
Pusan To Deatta Hi
by Mattick, Lindsay

Japanese translation of 'Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear', a #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal. A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36069
ISBN: 9784566080126
OCLC Number: 957707959
[Juvenile Fiction]

アンパンマンはじめてのことばえほん<ぐんぐん>
Anpanman Hajimete No Kotoba Ehon Gungun [Board Book]
by Yanase, Takashi

First word book with colorful illustrations, including a variety of vehicles, toys, insects, flowers, etc. In Japanese with some English translations, on board pages.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN36103
ISBN: 9784577043431
OCLC Number: 941727836
[Juvenile Fiction]

はいチーズ!
Hai chizu! [Board Book]
by きしらまゆこ [フレーベル館]
Kishira, Mayuko

Animals gather for a photo and invite the young reader to join in with a mirrored page. Board book, for ages 2-4.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN36104
ISBN: 9784577043363
OCLC Number: 946486096
[Juvenile Fiction]

I love you: three of the very best words in the world! And thanks to this adorable board book, preschoolers will learn how to say them in seven different languages. Travel with Iguana across the globe as he tells family and friends, “I love you” in French, Spanish (Argentina), Japanese, Chinese, Arabic (Egypt), Russian, and Hindi (India).
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$8.40 CA$12
Item Number: JPN36084
ISBN: 9781454918134
OCLC Number: 915507136
[Juvenile Fiction]

Monkey's taking a trip around the world and everywhere she goes she introduces herself in the native language of the country she's visiting. Kids can join her and learn to say "my name is" in seven different languages. Each "my name is" phrase is translated and has a pronunciation guide. Text in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Hindi.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$8.40 CA$12
Item Number: JPN36085
ISBN: 9781454918141
OCLC Number: 915507155
[Juvenile Fiction]