February 2018 Recommended List of Japanese Books

教団X
中村文則 [集英社]
Kyodan Ekkusu
by Nakamura, Fuminori

Searching for a woman who suddenly vanished from his life, Narazaki comes upon a religious group centered on an odd old man -- and upon their enemies, a cult preaching sexual liberation. Narazaki is caught between the two charismatic leaders, tempted by both pleasure and revolution. The destinies of four men and women entwine, and eventually the two groups run wild, shaking the nation to its core. What is God? What is destiny? What is light, and what is absolute darkness?
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36584
ISBN: 9784087455915
OCLC Number: 992746778
[Adult Fiction]

アキラとあきら
池井戶潤 [徳間書店]
Akira To Akira
by Ikeido, Jun

Yamazaki Akira is the son of a small factory owner; Kaidō Akira's family is former nobility and owns a major maritime shipping company. These two, with their different births and upbringings, have grown up struggling against their own destinies. Finally their fateful meeting comes, and when their lives intersect, cruel trials fall upon them. Now the two Akiras are in a fight for their lives.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$23.80 CA$34
Item Number: JPN36585
ISBN: 9784198942304
OCLC Number: 987678798
[Adult Fiction]

ソナチネ
小池真理子 [ 文藝春秋]
Sonachine
by Koike, Mariko

Short stories.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36588
ISBN: 9784167907884
OCLC Number: 972329093
[Adult Fiction]

君の膵臓をたべたい
住野よる [双葉社]
Kimi No Suizō O Tabetai
by Sumino, Yoru

Youth love story.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN36592
ISBN: 9784575519945
OCLC Number: 984983639
[Adult Fiction]

錯迷
堂場瞬一 [小学館]
Sakumei [HB]
by Doba, Shun'ichi

Police story.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN36623
ISBN: 9784093864657
OCLC Number: 970653192
[Adult Fiction]

雲は天才である
石川啄木 [講談社]
Kumo Wa Tensai De Aru [HB]
by Ishikawa, Takuboku

Collection of historical short stories.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN36606
ISBN: 9784062903530
OCLC Number: 990366888
[Adult Fiction]

夏をなくした少年たち
生馬直樹 [新潮社]
Natsu O Nakushita Shonentachi
by Ikuma, Naoki

Takumi and Akira, Yukimaru and Kunimi are a group of four boys who live in a rural town in Niigata. It happened in the last summer of the elementary school, on the evening of the fireworks festival... It's been more than 20 years since then. A miserable body was discovered and the time has come to settle the mystery of that tragedy. The 3rd Shincho Mystery Grand Prize winner.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36632
ISBN: 969705852
[Adult Fiction]

その手をにぎりたい
柚木麻子 [小学館]
Sono Te O Nigiritai
by Yuzuki, Asako

1980s Tokyo: Seiko decides to quit her job in the city and move back to her hometown in Tochigi. As a sort of farewell party, a supervisor takes her to a top-class sushi counter in Ginza, where customers receive their sushi directly from the chef's hands. The experience changes her life: bewitched by the taste, Seiko realizes that she wants to keep coming back to this shop--but with her own money. She stays in Tokyo after all and moves to a real estate company. Then the bubble economy bursts and her life is shaken yet again.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36593
ISBN: 9784094063998
OCLC Number: 975262665
[Adult Fiction]

静寂: ある殺人者の記錄
トーマス・ラープ [ 東京創元社]
Still: Chronik eines Morders = Seijaku: Aru Satsujinsha No Kiroku [HB]
by Raab, Thomas

Translation of German detective fiction: 'Still: Chronik eines Morders'.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$43.40 CA$62
Item Number: JPN36586
ISBN: 9784488010690
OCLC Number: 990717673
[Adult Fiction]

青森わが愛
西村京太郎 [KADOKAWA]
Aomori Waga Ai
by Nishimura, Kyotaro

Three stories of Tatsukawa Takeshi's mystery challenge.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN36610
ISBN: 9784041044759
OCLC Number: 970653753
[Adult Fiction]

少年探偵団: 私立探偵明智小五郎
江戶川乱步 [新潮社]
Shonen Tanteidan: Shiritsu Tantei Akechi Kogoro
by Edogawa, Ranpo

Story of boys detectives. The second series of masterpiece series that followed the best genius confrontation in history of Japanese detective story.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN36611
ISBN: 9784101800868
OCLC Number: 968201390
[Adult Fiction]

ヤマネコ・ドーム
津島佑子 [講談社]
Yamaneko Domu
by Tsushima, Yuko

Tsushima literature masterpiece depicts the life and suffering of orphans born between US soldiers and Japanese women after the World War II and the East Japan Great Earthquake.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN36616
ISBN: 9784062903493
OCLC Number: 987206086
[Adult Fiction]

真昼の海への旅
/ 辻邦生 [小学館]
Mahiru No Umi Eno Tabi
by Tsuji, Kunio

In search of the raw joy of living, a Japanese youth joins a ship's crew of 11 people on a voyage from Europe to Japan. As they enter the stormy regions of the South Pacific, a fearful incident occurs, and the ship becomes a stage for their complex relationships.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36614
ISBN: 9784093523097
OCLC Number: 993865223
[Adult Fiction]

フェイバリット・ワン
林真理子 [集英社]
Feibaritto Wan
by Hayashi, Mariko

Natsuho, 23 years old, designer, wants to have a more lovely romance, wants to design more fine clothes, and wants to be recognized by the world someday.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36625
ISBN: 9784087455526
OCLC Number: 979360382
[Adult Fiction]

ガーデン
千早茜 [文芸春秋]
Garden
by Chihaya, Akane

A man who is not interested in women raises various plants at home. One day a woman appears to change this man.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36635
ISBN: 9784163906447
OCLC Number: 988253016
[Adult Fiction]

それは秘密の
乃南アサ [新潮社]
Sore Wa Himitsu No
by Nonami, Asa

Collection of nine love stories depict the psychological sophistication of man-woman relationships.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN36617
ISBN: 9784101425573
OCLC Number: 974631628
[Adult Fiction]

6時27分発の電車に乗って、僕は本を読む

Rokuji Nijunanafunhatsu No Densha Ni Notte Boku Wa Hon O Yomu
by Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul

Translation of 'Liseur du 6 heures 27.' The life of Guylain Vignolles is made of routines. But it is still a peculiar life. Every day he takes the train to Paris, where he reads, loud and clear, some excerpts from the books he carries. His life changes when he finds a pen, forgotten, on a carriage bench where he travels and can not resist the curiosity to open it. What it contains will even change your life.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36630
ISBN: 9784596552068
OCLC Number: 991606780
[Adult Fiction]

四時過ぎの船
古川真人 [新潮社]
Shi-Ji Sugi No Fune [HB]
by Furukawa, Makoto

The 157th Akutagawa prize candidate. Minoru accidentally found his grandmother Saeko's diary when visited the old house in a fishing village of an island. A memo, noted 'Today Minoru arrived at 4 o'clock by ship', brings him back to the memory of those good old time.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36490
ISBN: 9784103507420
OCLC Number: 1001525471
[Adult Fiction]

私をくいとめて
綿矢りさ [朝日新聞]
Watashi o Kuitomete
by Wataya, Risa

Story about a 33 year-old single man's life.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36638
ISBN: 9784022514455
OCLC Number: 968316995
[Adult Fiction]

満願
米澤穂信 [新潮社]
Mangan
by Yonezawa, Honobu

Collection of detective short stories.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36626
ISBN: 9784101287843
OCLC Number: 1000108072
[Adult Fiction]

嫁をやめる日
垣谷美雨 [中央公論新社]
Yome O Yameru Hi
by Kakiya, Miu

One night Natsu Yoko's husband suddenly died at a hotel in the city. "Go to a business trip" was a lie. Shocked, but Yoko began searching his husband's hidden face. Story for those women tired of playing the roles of daughter-in-law, mother, daughter, and even 'bride'.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36637
ISBN: 9784120049613
OCLC Number: 979319424
[Adult Fiction]

不埒な侯爵と甘い旅路を
[原書房]
Furachi Na Koshaku To Amai Tabiji O
by MacLean, Sarah

After stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage to escape London and scandal, Lady Sophie Talbot must convince the Marquess that she is not trying to trick him into marriage as they try to resist their mutual attraction.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN36633
ISBN: 9784562044924
OCLC Number: 968323606
[Adult Fiction]

豆の上で眠る
湊かなえ [新潮社]
Mame No Ue De Nemuru
by Minato, Kanae

When Yuiko was in first grade, her older sister disappeared; there was testimony of a white car and rumors of a suspicious stranger. Two years later the sister reappears and the family rejoices, but even years later as a college student, Yuiko feels a certain unease. Is her sister the real thing?
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36600
ISBN: 9784101267722
OCLC Number: 992704859
[Adult Fiction]

星の子
今村夏子 [朝日新聞]
Hoshi No Ko [HB]
by Imamura, Natsuko

A new masterpiece of the 157th Akutagawa Prize candidate. Chihirois , a junior high school student, was born weak. With a heartfelt desire to save Chihiro, the parents are deeply into a religious organization and the faith unexpectedly gradually collapse the family.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36482
ISBN: 9784022514745
OCLC Number: 989916647
[Adult Fiction]

短篇ベストコレクション: 現代の小說 2017
[徳間書店]
Tanpen Besuto Korekushon : Gendai No Shosetsu 2017
by

Collection of the best short stories in 2017 by Japanese Literary Association.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36430
ISBN: 9784198943417
OCLC Number: 988936554
[Adult Fiction]

夜の谷を行く
桐野夏生 [文藝春秋]
Yoru No Tani O Iku
by Kirino, Natsuo

39 years ago, Nishida Keiko escaped from the mountain base of the Allied Red Arm, the stage of Lynch Murder. After having been in prison for five years, living alone till 2011, Keiko never thought the truth of the Allied Red Army will be revealed.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36629
ISBN: 9784163906119
OCLC Number: 982054481
[Adult Fiction]

会津執権の栄誉
佐藤巖太郎 [文藝春秋]
Aizu Shikken No Eiyo [HB]
by Sato, Gantaro

Ashinaga family has overturned Aizu for over 400 years. But since the 18th generation was killed in the hands of the vassal, the male blood thread was broken. Yoshihiro, the second son of Hitoshi, decided to succeed Ashinaga family as a son.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$30.80 CA$44
Item Number: JPN36493
ISBN: 9784163906355
OCLC Number: 983775095
[Adult Fiction]

月の満ち欠け
佐藤正午 [岩波書店]
Tsuki No Michikake [HB]
by Sato, Shogo

The birth of a new masterpiece! The 157th Naoki prize winner. Love story spanned 30 years among three men and one girl. When the missing moon is filled, the lost love is resurrected.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36481
ISBN: 9784000014083
OCLC Number: 987884134
[Adult Fiction]

刺繡で綴る日々の装い
蓬萊 和歌子 [文化学園]
Shishu De Tsuzuru Hibi No Yosoi
by Horai, Wakako

Embroidery ideas on daily clothes including patterns of flowers, animals and plants and with the use of ribbons and buttons.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN36640
ISBN: 9784579116249
OCLC Number: 1012392394
[Adult Non-Fiction]

1・2・3色でほめられネイル
しずく [KADOKAWA]
Ichi Ni Sanshoku De Homerare Neiru
by Shizuku

Designs for nail art created with 1, 2, or 3 colors of nail polish, with step-by-step instructions.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN36522
ISBN: 9784046020512
OCLC Number: 992706385
[Adult Non-Fiction]

大人のための美人ヘアカタログ2017
[宝島社]
Otona No Tame No Bijin Hea Katarogu 2017
by Takarajimasha

When becoming an adult, the female dignity is neither fashion nor accessory, depending on your hair! This is the latest issue of hair catalog for 40's.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN36524
ISBN: 9784800265951
OCLC Number: 999613374
[Adult Non-Fiction]

料理の科学: 加工加熱調味保存のメカニズム
斎藤勝裕 [SBクリエイティブ]
Ryori No Kagaku : Kako Kanetsu Chomi Hozon No Mekanizumu
by Saito, Katsuhiro

Introduces the science of cooking, including the mechanism of processing, heating, seasoning and reservation.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$23.80 CA$34
Item Number: JPN36506
ISBN: 9784797391848
OCLC Number: 991609308
[Adult Non-Fiction]

繕う暮らし
ミスミノリコ [主婦と生活社]
Tsukuro Kurashi
by Misumi, Noriko

Examples of using decorative mending techniques to extend the life of clothes and other fabric goods.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36525
ISBN: 9784391150483
OCLC Number: 988932442
[Adult Non-Fiction]

透明和菓子の作り方
安田由佳子 [文化出版局]
Tomei Wagashi No Tsukurikata
by Yasuda, Yukako

Lovely book teaches how to make Japanese traditional jelly sweets, each has beautiful names.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN36569
ISBN: 9784579213108
OCLC Number: 1000494110
[Adult Non-Fiction]

作るのカンタン平らなワンコ服12か月
ピポン [文化出版局]
Tsukuruno Kantan Taira Na Wankofuku Junikagetsu
by Pipon

Easy to make pet's clothes for 12 months, including poodle, Chihuahuas, Miniature Ducks ,and other small dogs.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36570
ISBN: 9784579116164
OCLC Number: 990371056
[Adult Non-Fiction]

男尊女子
酒井順子 [集英社]
Danson Joshi [HB]
by Sakai, Junko

Japan's gender equality ranking is ranked 101st in the world (2015). 20 essays on women's own gender discrimination consciousness lurking in their roots.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36403
ISBN: 9784087816280
OCLC Number: 988253495
[Adult Non-Fiction]

幸福の条件: アドラーとギリシア哲学
岸見一郎 [KADOKAWA]
Kofuku No Joken : Adora To Girishia Tetsugaku
by Kishimi, Ichiro

Full of tips for living better from the philosophy of Greece and the wisdom of Adler psychology. Those unhappy reasons like growth history, past experience, personality, etc. are only excuses. Your future can be changed by the decision now.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN36508
ISBN: 9784044002589
OCLC Number: 983776746
[Adult Non-Fiction]

自由のこれから
平野啓一郎 [ベストセラーズ]
Jiyu No Korekara
by Hirano, Keiichiro

Artificial intelligence, automatic driving, drone, big data and recommendation function ... the technology evolution makes us lose the choices of our lives. Akutagawa prize writer challenges that where the freedom of human being will be in the future?
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$18.90 CA$27
Item Number: JPN36507
ISBN: 9784584125540
OCLC Number: 991604228
[Adult Non-Fiction]

できるアメリカ人11の「仕事の習慣」
岩瀬昌美 [日本経済新聞]
Dekiru Amerikajin Juichi No Shigoto No Shukan
by Iwase, Masami

American women entrepreneurs introduce their real images in the field, and how to explore important connections, and use brain to achieve results globally.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36488
ISBN: 9784532263454
OCLC Number: 993869306
[Adult Non-Fiction]

あるがままに自閉症です
東田直樹 [KADOKAWA]
Arugamama Ni Jiheishō Desu
by Higashida, Naoki

'I can not convey my feelings in conversation, I can not behave like I want to be scolded. Actually, I just want to be free...' Based on the blog that started at his age of 18, author tells the world autistic people's experiences and feelings.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN36398
ISBN: 9784041056660
OCLC Number: 990438979
[Adult Non-Fiction]

私のことはほっといてください
北大路公子 [PHP研究所]
Watakushi No Koto Wa Hottoite Kudasai
by Kitaoji, Kimiko

Humorous diary style essays reveal the secret of married women's world.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN36484
ISBN: 9784569767338
OCLC Number: 993860147
[Adult Non-Fiction]

変形性ひざ関節症
八木貴史 [主婦の友社]
Henkeisei Hizakansetsusho
by Yagi, Takashi

Everything you need to know about osteoarthritis deformans. Introduces all the possible actions, exercise, and ingenuity of life to protect the knees from prosthesis replacement.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36261
ISBN: 9784074225576
[Adult Non-Fiction]

My First Bilingual Book – 友だち

My First Bilingual Book - Friends [English–Japanese]
by

This book uses the "look at the story" approach, inspired children to learn Chinese characters. In addition to understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, but also can increase the child's English vocabulary. This title comes with a book and a CD.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$9.80 CA$14
Item Number: JPN36347
ISBN: 9781785088643
OCLC Number: 981983676
[Juvenile Book]

My First Bilingual Book - 分かち合い

My First Bilingual Book - Sharing [English–Japanese]
by

This book uses the "look at the story" approach, inspired children to learn Chinese characters. In addition to understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, but also can increase the child's English vocabulary. This title comes with a book and a CD.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$9.80 CA$14
Item Number: JPN36349
ISBN: 9781785089169
OCLC Number: 981994913
[Juvenile Book]

わたしのせいじゃない
Leif Kristiansson [岩崎]
Watashi No Sei Ja Nai [HB]
by Kristiansson, Leif

Translation of 'Der var inte mitt fel.' After a boy is bullied in the schoolyard, his classmates provide excuses for why they acted the way they did.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$37.80 CA$54
Item Number: JPN36410
ISBN: 9784265851096
OCLC Number: 992166002
[Juvenile Book]

ふしぎな たね
安野光雅 [童話屋]
Fushigina Tane
by Anno, Mitsumasa

Beautiful picture book teaches young children the concept of multiplication.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36500
ISBN: 9784924684676
OCLC Number: 674480215
[Juvenile Book]

ドラえもん科学ワールド南極の不思議
藤子プロ [小学館]
Doraemon Kagaku Warudo Nankyoku No Fushigi
by Puro, Fujiko

Graphic book introduces variety of natural environment, animals and plants in amazing Antarctica.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN36518
ISBN: 9784092591516
OCLC Number: 975262274
[Juvenile Book]

生きる
谷川俊太郎 [福音館]
Ikiru [HB]
by Tanikawa, Shuntaro

Detailed illustrations and heart-warming poem describe the good old summer days of an elementary schooler with siblings and family.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36417
ISBN: 9784834083262
OCLC Number: 974633819
[Juvenile Book]

つまんないつまんない
ヨシタケシンスケ [白泉社]
Tsumannai Tsumannai [HB]
by Yoshitake, Shinsuke

The new picture book by award-winning writer Yoshitake Shinsuke. What is the most boring thing in the world? What can we do when bored? It is fun to think about lots of boring things.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36426
ISBN: 9784592762102
OCLC Number: 988310297
[Juvenile Book]

おぼろ月のおさんぽ: 銀色
De la Mare, Walter [岩崎書店]
Silver = Oborozuki No Osanpo: GinʼIro [HB]
by De la Mare, Walter

Translation of: Silver. One spring evening, the fairies gather in the woods. Two sleepy children join in the parade to a wonderful, dream-like fairy party. This Walter de la Mare poem is brought to life with shimmery, ethereal illustrations, making it the perfect book for bedtime.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN36415
ISBN: 9784265850808
OCLC Number: 992166117
[Juvenile Book]

宮沢賢治の鳥
国松俊英
Miyazawa Kenji No Tori [HB]
by Kunimatsu, Toshilhide

Beautiful book introduces all the bird images described in Miyazawa Kenji's poems.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN36331
ISBN: 9784265830374
OCLC Number: 974675932
[Juvenile Book]

マスク
福井智 [童心社]
Masuku [HB]
by Fukui, Satoru

Pig doesn't like his nose and tries to cover it with a mask.
Publication Year: 2017
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36476
ISBN: 9784494015559
OCLC Number: 993320876
[Juvenile Book]