February 2020 Recommended List of Japanese Books

ガラスの城壁
神永学
Garasu no jōheki
by Kaminaga, Manabu

Yuma, a second grader in junior high school, began to be bullied when his father was arrested for being caught in a net crime. Even his father's innocence was revealed, bullying continued and there was no place to escape in school. He began to look into his father's case and tried to get the truth.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37611
ISBN: 9784163910406
OCLC Number: 1106459521
[Adult Fiction]

ランチ酒
原田ひ香
Ranchizake
by Harada, Hika

Batuichi, Arasa and Shoko Inumori are 'watchers': When a request comes in, watch people and things from night to morning. Her only luxury is 'lunch liquor.' A five-star novel of gems about food and loneliness.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37665
ISBN: 9784396635664
OCLC Number: 1108647549
[Adult Fiction]

太陽の帝国
J.G.バラード
Taiyō no teikoku = Empire of the sun
by Ballard, James Graham

Translation of 'Empire Of The Sun'. Ballard, one of Britain's most compelling ""new wave"" science-fiction writers, here turns to autobiographical fiction--with a cool, starkly detailed account of his boyhood experiences, 1942-45, as fugitive and prisoner during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37658
ISBN: 9784488629182
OCLC Number: 1111569593
[Adult Fiction]

世界を救う100歲老人
ヨナス・ヨナソン
Sekai o sukū hyakusai rōjin = The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man
by Jonasson, Jonas

Translation of 'The Accidental Further Adventures Of The Hundred-Year-Old Man'. When a hot air balloon ride ends with a sea landing and an unexpected rescue from a North Korean ship, one hundred-year-old Allan Karlsson and his sidekick Julius find themselves in the middle of a diplomatic crisis of epic proportions.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37660
ISBN: 9784890137992
OCLC Number: 1106463109
[Adult Fiction]

ケイトが恐れるすべて
ピーター・スワンソン
Keito ga osoreru subete = Her every fear
by Swanson, Peter

Translation of 'Her Every Fear'. Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN37659
ISBN: 9784488173067
OCLC Number: 1111567974
[Adult Fiction]

ミッシング・ガール
ミーガン・ミランダ
Misshingu gāru = All the missing girls
by Miranda, Megan

Translation of 'All The Missing Girls'. A New York Times Bestseller. Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne-- Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37503
ISBN: 9784576190402
OCLC Number: 1090547106
[Adult Fiction]

119
長岡弘樹
Ichichikyu
by Nagaoka, Hiroki

Can you save people? 9 mysterious short stories about Wasami fire department firemen.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37615
ISBN: 9784163910345
OCLC Number: 1106004014
[Adult Fiction]

お願いおむらいす
中沢日菜子
Onegai omuraisu
by Nakazawa, Hinako

5 life-supporting stories that are delicious to your heart!
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37666
ISBN: 9784093865470
OCLC Number: 1108654278
[Adult Fiction]

マチネの終わりに
平野啓一郎
Machine no owari ni
by Hirano, Keiichirō

The second award winning work by Keiichi Watanabe, Hirano Keiichiro's best seller love novel.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37616
ISBN: 9784167912901
OCLC Number: 1104137506
[Adult Fiction]

平凡な女冬子: 平松伴子小說集
平松伴子
Heibon na onna Fuyuko: Hiramatsu Tomoko shōsetsushū
by Hiramatsu, Tomoko

Collection of short stories by Hiramatsu Tomoko.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37620
ISBN: 9784864353960
OCLC Number: 1107666003
[Adult Fiction]

川っぺりムコリッタ
荻上直子
Kawapperi Mukoritta
by Ogigami, Naoko

A young man who has been alone for a long time meets some strange friends in an old apartment along the river.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37608
ISBN: 9784065160282
OCLC Number: 1106466265
[Adult Fiction]

線は、僕を描く
砥上裕将
Sen wa boku o egaku
by Togami, Hiromasa

The 59th Mephisto Award Winner, a book that combines youth novels and art novels in the best form.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37610
ISBN: 9784065137598
OCLC Number: 1106459707
[Adult Fiction]

火星無期懲役
S.J.モーデン
Kasei muki chōeki = One Way
by Morden, S J

Translation of 'One Way'. It's the dawn of a new era - and we're ready to colonize Mars. But the company that's been contracted to construct a new Mars base, has made promises they can't fulfill and is desperate enough to cut corners. The first thing to go is the automation ...
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37502
ISBN: 9784150122263
OCLC Number: 1091899372
[Adult Fiction]

美しい顔
北条裕子
Utsukushii kao
by Hōjō, Yūko

A town affected by an unprecedented disaster. Sanae, a high school student, took her younger brother to the shelter. She had a return journey from the bottom of the sadness and despair of loss. The 61st group image Newcomer Literature Award Winner.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37521
ISBN: 9784065150191
OCLC Number: 1098039276
[Adult Fiction]

ナイトフライヤー
ジョージ・R.R.マーティン
Naito furaiyā = Nightflyers
by Martin, George R R

Translation of 'Nightflyers'. Collection of science short stories.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37561
ISBN: 9784150122294
OCLC Number: 1101105758
[Adult Fiction]

僕が神さまと過ごした日々

Boku ga kamisama to sugoshita hibi = Die Tage, die ich mit Gott verbrachte
by Hacke, Axel

Translation of 'Die Tage, Die Ich Mit Gott Verbrachte' from Greman.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37504
ISBN: 9784062208338
OCLC Number: 1099453410
[Adult Fiction]

1R1分34秒
町屋良平
Ichiraundo ippun sanjūyonbyō
by Machiya, Ryōhei

The 160th Akutagawa Award Winner. The novel is about a professional boxer who has never won a match since winning by knockout in his debut fight. He has lost all sense of his place in the world, both at his boxing gym and his part-time job, but this begins to change when he meets an eccentric trainer.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37353
ISBN: 9784103522713
OCLC Number: 1084499630
[Adult Fiction]

リベンジ: 巨大外資銀行
高杉良
Ribenji: kyodai gaishi ginkō
by Takasugi, Ryō

The second largest investment bank in the United States, who once ridiculed Nishida in a sneaky way, has a sigh of breath with an international financial shock.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37357
ISBN: 9784065143254
OCLC Number: 1083085346
[Adult Fiction]

ニムロッド = Nimrod
上田岳弘
Nimuroddo = Nimrod
by Ueda, Takahiro

The 160th Akutagawa Prize Winner. “Nimrod” begins when the main character, a man employed at a server maintenance company, is ordered to record bitcoin transaction data. Ueda describes how the entire bitcoin scheme rests on the notion that our existence is verified when our data is recorded, but also incorporates the everyday with scenes between the main character and his girlfriend and his exchanges with co-workers.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37354
ISBN: 9784065143476
OCLC Number: 1084548084
[Adult Fiction]

管理職降格
高杉良
Kanrishoku kōkaku
by Takasugi, Ryō

The elite section manager of the prestigious department store, Tsugawa, was relegated at work. While Tsukawa was at a fight, his wife ran into an affair, his daughter had a shoplifting incident, and there were serious cracks in the family. What is the choice of a man who faced the worst headwind of life?
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN37359
ISBN: 9784167912093
OCLC Number: 1082251029
[Adult Fiction]

手作り万華鏡入門
山見浩司
Tezukuri mangekyō nyūmon
by Yamami, Kōji

Introduces how to make kaleidoscope. You can enjoy beautiful patterns and the mysterious world even for the first time!
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37574
ISBN: 9784416619575
OCLC Number: 1101895362
[Adult Non-Fiction]

アフタヌーンティーで旅するイギリス
新宅久起
Afutanūn tī de tabisuru Igirisu
by Shintaku, Hisaki

A travel book of England particularly introduces where and how to enjoy afternoon tea in Britain.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37571
ISBN: 9784478823385
OCLC Number: 1101892907
[Adult Non-Fiction]

孤独に強くなる9つの習慣
植西聡
Kodoku ni tsuyoku naru kokonotsu no shūkan
by Uenishi, Akira

According to a survey conducted by advertising agencies targeting 7000 people, 51% of respondents said that they feel "lonely". Open this book with the 9 practices, we can make "loneliness" disappear.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37305
ISBN: 9784847097591
OCLC Number: 1083579240
[Adult Non-Fiction]

ひとり暮らしの時間とお金の使い方
主婦の友社
Hitorigurashi no jikan to okane no tsukaikata
by Shufu no tomosha

Interviewing 21 instagram bloggers about how to make a self-sized life comfortable, including the arrangement of money and time.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37329
ISBN: 9784074356898
OCLC Number: 1089130891
[Adult Non-Fiction]

グレイヘアのおしゃれ着こなし入門
大沢早苗
Gurei hea no oshare kikonashi nyūmon
by Sanae, Ōsawa

Interviews Yuko Sakai / Eiko Ohno for clothing that goes with gray hair, hair arranging and makeup tips.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37322
ISBN: 9784023332638
OCLC Number: 1088408445
[Adult Non-Fiction]

たのしく防災! はじめてのキャンプ
寒川一
Tanoshiku bōsai! hajimete no kyanpu
by Sangawa, Hajime

Teaches easy and fun camping techniques and outdoor cooking recipes to make camping enjoyable and help prevent disasters.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN37573
ISBN: 9784142287772
OCLC Number: 1103503736
[Adult Non-Fiction]

マダム・チェリーの「人生が楽しくなるおしゃれ」
マダム・チェリー
Madamu cherī no jinsei ga tanoshiku naru oshare
by Madame Cherry

"Aging is an evolution!" Madam Cherry, who became a model in her 70s and has a reputation for fashion, introduces her daily wear here!
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37623
ISBN: 9784065161005
OCLC Number: 1106459639
[Adult Non-Fiction]

医者が教える熱中症対策
枻出版社
Isha ga oshieru necchusho taisaku
by Eishuppansha

Due to the heat wave in recent years, the number of people losing their lives due to heatstroke is approaching 1,000. This book introduces prevention methods, countermeasures, and useful items for all generations, from babies to children, middle-aged and elderly people, and pets.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37624
ISBN: 9784777955671
OCLC Number: 1108293769
[Adult Non-Fiction]

步くということ : 人工関節という希望
川崎善之
Aruku to iu koto: jinkō kansetsu to iu kibō
by Kawasaki, Yoshiyuki

"Walking" is the easiest and most efficient way to prolong a healthy life, if you can't do that, don't give up. There is an option called an artificial joint.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37685
ISBN: 9784344923898
OCLC Number: 1111566529
[Adult Non-Fiction]

天才の秘密: 驚異的な能力を発揮した人々
クラウディア・カルブ
Tensai no himitsu: kyōiteki na nōryoku o hakki shita hitobito
by Kalb, Claudia

Biographical stories of those people who have demonstrated tremendous ability in human history.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37675
ISBN: 9784863134508
OCLC Number: 1112077103
[Adult Non-Fiction]

Traditional Japanese verses depicting the natural world and the many tiny moments that make childhood special, such as blowing bubbles, escaping the rain, rolling an acorn, and flying a kite. Presented in Japanese script, Japanese romanized form, and English.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$15.40 CA$22
Item Number: JPN37279
ISBN: 9784805314593
OCLC Number:1049790306
[Juvenile]

ジャックのどきどきモンスター
サム・ズッパルディ
Jakku no dokidoki monsutā = Jack's worry
by Zuppardi, Sam

Translation of 'Jack's Worry'. Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37351
ISBN: 9784895722360
OCLC Number: 1088410356
[Juvenile]

いまのわたしにできること
リサ・パップ
Ima no watashi ni dekiru koto = Madeline Finn and the shelter dog
by Papp, Lisa

Translation of 'Madeline Finn And The Shelter Dog'. After a visit to her local animal shelter, Madeline Finn comes up with an idea to help the animals there and requests the aid of some friends and a few good books.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37444
ISBN: 9784866211862
OCLC Number:1090546876
[Juvenile]

ぞうのヘンリエッタさん
リズ・ウォン
Zo no henriettasan = The goose egg
by Wong, Liz

Translation of 'The Goose Egg'. Henrietta the elephant's serene life is disrupted when a baby goose comes to stay, but after Goose finally leaves, Henrietta no longer enjoys the quiet.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37530
ISBN: 9784265851492
OCLC Number: 1101649360
[Juvenile]

むしくんとまるたヒルズ
セバスチャン・ブラウン
Mushikun to maruta hiruzu = Big bug log
by Braun, Sebastien

Translation of 'Big Bug Log'. Little Bugsy is going to visit his grandma's house in the Big Bug Log, but he needs help solving puzzles and following mazes to find the correct path.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37540
ISBN: 9784499287814
OCLC Number: 1104658780
[Juvenile]

おでかけおでかけ
フィリス・ゲイシャイトー
Odekake odekake = Time for a trip
by Gershator, Phillis

Translation of 'Time For A Trip'. Little Bunny's packed and ready to go - and imagining the many ways his family might travel to Gramp's and Granny's house!
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN37529
ISBN: 9784265851546
OCLC Number: 1097172227
[Juvenile]

ミライノイチニチ [HB]
コマツシンヤ
Mirai no ichinichi [HB]
by Komatsu, Shin'ya

Mirai is a future elementary school student. In the morning, she was woken up by a school bag-type robot "Lancel" and picked up her mobile classroom before coming to school. In class, she can swim weightlessly, learn about old cities, and see 3D images of planets and galaxies flying over the head. After school, depart from the space airport, her my mother is returning by a spaceship from the earth where she went to work ...
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37771
ISBN: 9784251099204
OCLC Number: 1127851348
[Juvenile]

ママの小さなたからもの
アストリッド・デボルド
Mama no chiisana takaramono = Mon amour
by Desbordes, Astrid

Translation of 'Mon amour'. With a simple question, “Mom, will you love me my whole life?” Archibald sparks the most honest and relatable of answers from his mother, who goes on to tell her son about all the moments in life through which she loves him. A refreshing take on a timeless subject, this book beautifully recounts a mothers unconditional love for her child.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37449
ISBN: 9784152098511
OCLC Number: 1090545499
[Juvenile]

くまくらべ: 世界のくまをくらべてみよう!
ケイティ・ヴィガーズ
Kumakurabe: sekai no kuma o kurabete miyō = A book of bears: at home with bears around the world
by Viggers, Katie

Translation of 'A Book Of Bears: At Home With Bears Around The World'. Discover the brilliant world of bears. Learn all about the eight different bears of the world, their likes, their homes and more.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37401
ISBN: 9784885744846
OCLC Number: 1088410007
[Juvenile]

まほうのさんぽみち
ロビン・ショー
Maho no sanpomichi = Me and my dad
by Shaw, Robin P.

Translation of 'Me And My Dad'. There is nothing more exciting that a trip down the road with Dad. There are snapping crocodiles, stomping dinosaurs, sleeping princesses and golden treasure - but that's not even the best bit. The best bit's at the end...
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37442
ISBN: 9784566080461
OCLC Number: 1099221732
[Juvenile]

ねずみのシーモア
池田朗子
Nezumi no shīmoa
by Ikeda, Akiko

Seymour, a mouse boy living in a coffee shop never been out of the shop, accidentally jumped into a book and saw various worlds he has not seen before.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37421
ISBN: 9784251099150
OCLC Number: 1089706463
[Juvenile]

お、しりませんでした
あわたのぶこ
O shirimasen deshita
by Awata, Nobuko

While taking a bath, Yuchan found a secret why his butt has to be divided into two.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37406
ISBN: 9784577047392
OCLC Number: 1088411008
[Juvenile]

イライラくんとこえだちゃん
レモニー・スニケット
Irairakun to Koedachan = The bad mood and the stick
by Snicket, Lemony

Translation of 'The Bad Mood And The Stick'. Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37397
ISBN: 9784566080454
OCLC Number: 1088409678
[Juvenile]

ビーバのそらのたび
マグナス・ウェイトマン
Bība no sora no tabi = Welcome home, Beaver!
by Weightman, Magnus

Translation of 'Welcome Home, Beaver!' After leaving his home on an adventure, Beaver and Akita the dog travel around the world searching for Beaver's home.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37437
ISBN: 9784577047378
OCLC Number: 1089694627
[Juvenile]

ぼっちとぽっち くつしたのおはなし
まつばらのりこ
Botchi to potchi kutsushita no ohanashi
by Matsubara, Noriko

We are a pair of shoes, always and everywhere together. I am tired of it.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37549
ISBN: 9784265851577
OCLC Number: 1101890785
[Juvenile]

うさぎくんとママ
リチャード・スキャリー
Usagikun to mama = Richard Scarry's naughty bunny
by Scarry, Richard

Translation of 'Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny'. A naughty little bunny tries to be good, but sometimes it's just too hard.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37352
ISBN: 9784769022343
OCLC Number: 1088408066
[Juvenile]

ルブナとこいし
ウェンディ・メデュワ
Rubuna to koishi = Lubna and Pebble
by Meddour, Wendy

Translation of 'Lubna and Pebble'. Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smiles when she feels scared. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna realizes that he needs Pebble even more than she does.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37376
ISBN: 9784776408765
OCLC Number: 1086213544
[Juvenile]

とびきりおかしなマラソンレース
メーガン・マッカーシー
Tobikiri okashina marason rēsu = The wildest race ever: the story of the 1904 Olympic marathon
by McCarthy, Meghan

Translation of 'The Wildest Race Ever: The Story Of The 1904 Olympic Marathon'. The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair.
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37399
ISBN: 9784895722339
OCLC Number: 1088408021
[Juvenile]

ペッパ、おたんじょうびおめでとう! [ENG/JPN]

Peppa otanjōbi omedetō = Happy Birthday Peppa!
by

Translation of 'Happy Birthday Peppa!' It's Peppa's birthday and she is very excited. There is going to be a party - with presents and games and a cake - hooray! There will even be a special show from Magic Daddy. Abracadabra! But will Peppa's birthday wish come true when she blows out her candles?
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37438
ISBN: 9784577046463
OCLC Number: 1089703002
[Juvenile]

Translation of 'The Big Tale Of Little Peppa'. Peppa can't imagine being a little baby. But when Suzy Sheep arrives with a picture from the olden days, Peppa wonders what she was like before she grew big and clever! She soon finds out that little Peppa laughed, cried and played with her best friend Suzy Sheep, but her favourite thing to do was . . . jump in a muddy puddle!
Publication Year: 2019
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37439
ISBN: 9784577046470
OCLC Number: 1089707632
[Juvenile]