September 2016 Recommended List of Japanese Books

死んでいない者
Shinde Inai Mono
by 滝口 悠生
Takiguchi, Yusho

Winner of the 154th Akutagawa Prize. A large extended family gathers for the funeral of the patriarch, who has died at the age of 85. The action centers on a wake held the night before at a country meetinghouse near the old man’s home.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35794
ISBN: 9784163904122
OCLC Number: 937365344
[Adult Fiction]

異類婚姻譚
Irui Kon'intan [HB]
by 本谷有希子
Motoya, Yukiko

154th Akutagawa Prize winning collection of stories. Four stories that break down everyday life with freewheeling imagination, especially "marriage", that odd formality that makes family out of two strangers.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN35795
ISBN: 9784062199001
OCLC Number: 935894806
[Adult Fiction]

道徳の時間
Dotoku No Jikan
by 呉勝浩
Go, Katsuhiro

61st Edogawa Rampo Award winner.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN35836
ISBN: 9784062196673
OCLC Number: 917134856
[Adult Fiction]

青春共和国
Seishun Kyowakoku
by 赤川次郎 [徳間書店]
Akagawa , Jiro

One of Akagawa Jiro's masterpiece. Story about the mysterious death happens in the "Republic of Youth" Island.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$13.30 CA$19
Item Number: JPN35908
ISBN: 9784198940522
OCLC Number: 934400400
[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$11.20 CA$16
Item Number: JPN35903
ISBN: 9784087454024
OCLC Number: 935894439
[Adult Fiction]

ゆうじょこう
Yujoko
by 村田喜代子 [新潮社]
Murata, Kiyoko

Winner of the Yomiuri Prize for Literature. Ichi, a woman diver's daughter, is sold into the red-light district of Kumamoto because of her family's poverty. There she is sent to school to learn to read and write and train as a prostitute. Meanwhile she witnesses the sorrows of the other women.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN35901
ISBN: 9784101203515
OCLC Number: 936299107
[Adult Fiction]

あとかた
Atokata
by 千早茜 [新潮社]
Chihaya , Akane

Collection of love stories. Winner of Shima Kiyooshi Romance Literature Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$11.20 CA$16
Item Number: JPN35911
ISBN: 9784101203812
OCLC Number: 936299120
[Adult Fiction]

殺人出産
Satsujin Shussan = Convenience Store Woman
by 村田沙耶香
Murata, Sayaka

This is the pocket-sized reprint of a 2014 work by Sayaka Murata, the winner of 2016 Akutagawa Prize for her work 'Konbini ningen'.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$12.60 CA$18
Item Number: JPN35986
ISBN: 9784062934770
OCLC Number: 957079418
[Adult Fiction]

影王の都
Kageo No Miyako
by 羽角曜 [東京創元社]
Hasumi, Yo

Winner of the Jurors' Special Prize in the first Soigen Fantasy Prize for New Writers. Left alone after her parents die and her brother leaves home, a young woman named Riano encounters a talking skull. The impudent skull demands that Riano escort it into the desert.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN35923
ISBN: 9784488563028
OCLC Number: 945180278
[Adult Fiction]

コンビニ人間
Konbini Ningen
by 村田沙耶香
Murata, Sayaka

Winner of the 155th Akutagawa Prize for the first half of 2016. Konbini ningen is the tale of a 36-year-old single woman who has worked at the same convenience store for 18 years. A social misfit throughout childhood and high school, she finds her niche working at this nondescript part-time job.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN35985
ISBN: 9784163906188
OCLC Number: 954304132
[Adult Fiction]

ヤマユリワラシ: 遠野供養絵異聞
Yamayuriwarashi: Tono Kuyoe Ibun
by 沢見彰
Sawami, Aki

A historical fantasy about Sotokawa Shiko, the painter who left us the portraits of the deceased we now call "Kuyo egaku".
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$13.30 CA$19
Item Number: JPN35931
ISBN: 9784150312169
OCLC Number: 936292168
[Adult Fiction]

海の見える理髪店
Umi No Mieru Rihatsuten
by 荻原浩
Ogiwara, Hiroshi

Winner of the 155th Naoki Prize for the first half of 2016. This is a collection of stories on the theme of families and the passage of time. Ogiwara brings a sympathetic touch to his portrayals of families dealing with dire circumstances, among them a father who committed a crime and his son.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN35987
ISBN: 9784087716535
OCLC Number: 945627353
[Adult Fiction]

僕たちの戦争
Bokutachi No Senso
by 荻原浩
Ogiwara, Hiroshi

Pocket-sized reprint of a 2004 work by Hiroshi Ogiwara, the Naoki winner of 2016. This is also the original novel of a TBS movie produced in 2006. It is a story about time travel which features a fictional young man Kenta who accidentally slips back in time from 2006 to 1944.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN35988
ISBN: 9784575519112
OCLC Number: 957509644
[Adult Fiction]

ミナトホテルの裏庭には
Minato Hoteru No Uraniwa Niwa
by 寺地はるな
Terachi, Haruna

Award winning author Haruna Terachi writes two linked heartwarming stories about the eponymous Minato Hotel and about the simple joys of people connecting with each other.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36006
ISBN: 9784591149102
OCLC Number: 944094177
[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]

アカガミ
Akagami
by 窪美澄
Kubo, Misumi

The story is set in 2030, ten years after Tokyo hosted its second Olympic Games. The country has seen a sharp rise in the suicide rate among young people since late 2020, with self-annihilations by those between the ages of 10 and 20 climbing above 100,000 for the year 2029.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36028
ISBN: 9784309024608
OCLC Number: 946811796
[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]

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

Murayama, Yuka
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36034
ISBN: 9784087716672
OCLC Number: 954303827
[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]

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]

軽薄
Keihaku
by 金原ひとみ
Kanehara, Hitomi

Novel by Hitomi Kanehara, recipient of the Akutagawa Prize.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36039
ISBN: 9784103045342
OCLC Number: 941728202
[Adult Fiction]

赤へ
Aka e
by 井上荒野
Inoue, Areno

Novel by Areno Inoue, recipient of the Noaki Award.
Publication Year: 2016
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36040
ISBN: 9784396634988
OCLC Number: 952394869
[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]

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]

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: 9784908514029
ISBN: JPN36047
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]

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]

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]

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]

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]