February 2019 Recommended List of Japanese Books

能面検事
中山七里
Nōmen kenji
by Nakayama, Shichiri

Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN36963
ISBN: 9784334912338
OCLC Number: 1045476824
[Adult Fiction]

連続殺人鬼カエル男ふたたび
中山七里
Renzoku satsujinki kaeruotoko futatabi
by Nakayama, Shichiri

Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$32.20 CA$46
Item Number: JPN36964
ISBN: 9784800281593
OCLC Number: 1035563647
[Adult Fiction]

路上のX
桐野夏生
Rojo no ekkusu
by Kirino, Natsuo

A new masterpiece by the author who made female voice of three high school girls fighting with the worst reality in life.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN37108
ISBN: 9784022515308
OCLC Number: 1022857162
[Adult Fiction]

スイート・ホーム
原田マハ
Suito homu
by Harada, Maha

A heartwarming series of short stories of a family full of love who runs a small pastry shop in a beautiful hill.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$32.20 CA$46
Item Number: JPN37106
ISBN: 9784591156681
OCLC Number: 1030163721
[Adult Fiction]

罪の名前
木原音瀬
Tsumi no namae
by Konohara, Narise

Four short stories that describe human weakness, wonder, and love affinity.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37107
ISBN: 9784062209267
OCLC Number: 1030168303
[Adult Fiction]

ウィステリアと三人の女たち
川上未映子
Uisuteria to sannin no onnatachi
by Kawakami, Mieko

Author's best collection of short stories that vividly scoop the epiphany of life.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37135
ISBN: 9784103256250
OCLC Number: 1030448164
[Adult Fiction]

スクラップ・アンド・ビルド
羽田圭介
Sukurappu ando birudo
by Hada, Keisuke

This is the story of an unemployed young man who becomes his elderly grandfather's main caregiver. Winner of Akutagawa Prize, 2015.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN37138
ISBN: 9784167910662
OCLC Number: 1035567536
[Adult Fiction]

さぶ
山本周五郎
Sabu
by Yamamoto, Shūgorō

A story of growth and friendship.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN37141
ISBN: 9784041062340
OCLC Number: 1023014421
[Adult Fiction]

遠いアメリカ
常盤新平
Tōi amerika
by Tokiwa, Shinpei

In 1955, two young people admire the rich, material culture of the United States while struggling in the poverty of their life and surviving on love and hope. The 96th Naoki prize winning work.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$15.40 CA$22
Item Number: JPN37145
ISBN: 9784093523295
OCLC Number: 1022863423
[Adult Fiction]

七色結び
神田茜
Nanairomusubi
by Kanda, Akane

Housewife Yazawa Tsuruko is busy with house works and the PTA activities of his son's middle school. One day, the PTA chief suddenly resigned and she is recommended to the next president... A funny housewife's everyday humorous stories.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37140
ISBN: 9784334912000
OCLC Number: 1020071421
[Adult Fiction]

一度だけ
益田ミリ
Ichido dake
by Masuda, Miri

Story of a temporary worker Hinako and a long-term care helper Yayoi who live together with her sister and mother.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37149
ISBN: 9784344033436
OCLC Number: 1049984019
[Adult Fiction]

幕末ダウンタウン
吉森大祐
Bakumatsu dauntaun
by Yoshimori, Daisuke

Humorous historical story set in the Tokugawa period. The twelfth Contemporary Novel prize winning work.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37146
ISBN: 9784062208956
OCLC Number: 1021870498
[Adult Fiction]

果しなき流れの果に
小松左京
Hateshinaki nagare no hate ni
by Komatsu, Sakyō

Nonomura, an assistant at N University physics lab, found an hourglass that keeps falling forever! He would never imagined that's from a battle beyond the billion time and space.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37147
ISBN: 9784758441780
OCLC Number: 1041887090
[Adult Fiction]

学校の青空
角田光代
Gakkō no aozora
by Kakuta, Mitsuyo

Bullying, rumors, summer vacation staying trip ... a group of rebellion girls attempted to escape from routine everyday life. Short stories by the Naoki prize writer, which draws the desperation of the main characters from elementary school students to high school students.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN37143
ISBN: 9784309415901
OCLC Number: 1022868902
[Adult Fiction]

白日の鴉
福澤徹三
Hakujitsu no karasu
by Fukuzawa, Tetsuzō

Different police novels drawn with thorough and precise fighting against structured false charges.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37142
ISBN: 9784334775537
OCLC Number: 1019728431
[Adult Fiction]

野豬渡河
張貴興
Ye zhu du he
by Zhang, Guixing

This is a novel that combines history, myths and legends to present a vibrant, real and magical world to readers.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37161
ISBN: 9784163908403
[Adult Fiction]

ユートピア
湊かなえ
Yūtopia
by Minato, Kanae

Psychological mystery story set in a port town with a beautiful view over the Pacific Ocean.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$18.20 CA$26
Item Number: JPN37144
ISBN: 9784087457483
OCLC Number: 1042569349
[Adult Fiction]

珠玉の短編
山田詠美
Shugyoku no tanpen
by Yamada, Eimi

11 short stories.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN3716
ISBN: 9784065118320
OCLC Number: 1041624767
[Adult Fiction]

海馬の尻尾
荻原浩
Kaiba no shippo
by Ogiwara, Hiroshi

While fear and anxiety prevailing after the second nuclear accident, a man visited a medical institution to find out, humans, how far will we change and what we need to change.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37151
ISBN: 9784334912048
OCLC Number: 1022985542
[Adult Fiction]

始まりの家
蓮見恭子
Hajimari no ie
by Hasumi, Kyōko

Four women and one man, the Unazuki family lived peacefully together. However, there is an event that violently shakes their relationships, the youngest daughter who can not have a child wants to make her mom a surrogate mother...
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37150
ISBN: 9784065126165
OCLC Number: 1049983092
[Adult Fiction]

明日の子供たち
有川浩
Ashita no kodomotachi
by Arikawa, Hiro

Story of problem children and teenagers.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37163
ISBN: 9784344427143
OCLC Number: 1031410685
[Adult Fiction]

口笛の上手な白雪姬
小川洋子
Kuchibue no jōzu na Shirayukihime
by Ogawa, Yōko

Short stories.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37154
ISBN: 9784344032453
OCLC Number: 1030165538
[Adult Fiction]

広島電鉄殺人事件
西村京太郎
Hiroshima dentetsu satsujin jiken
by Nishimura, Kyōtarō

A young driver of Hiroshima Electric Railroad was attacked by an asshole. He caused a scandal that greatly exceeded the speed limit of light rails. Why did it suddenly speed up? What is the relationship with the assault case?
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37155
ISBN: 9784103344339
OCLC Number: 1020831629
[Adult Fiction]

青空と逃げる
辻村深月
Aozora to nigeru
by Tsujimura, Mizuki

A family crisis opened the curtain from a traffic accident at midnight. That late-night phone call suddenly changed the mother and son's life. A family's surviving story.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37121
ISBN: 9784120050619
OCLC Number: 1031415240
[Adult Fiction]

新宿ナイチンゲール
小原周子
Shinjuku naichingēru
by Ohara, Shūko

The twelfth Contemporary Newcomer Novel prize winning work. Hisami Kuwahara, a nurse, living in Shinjuku, works to stay at the patient's home and give care when receiving a request via the net. There are various circumstances such as unsanitary environment, end-of-life patients, families who are negotiating charges, but still there are blessed days when sleeping in futons.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37153
ISBN: 9784062209076
OCLC Number: 1021870497
[Adult Fiction]

夏の雷音
堂場瞬一
Natsu no raion
by Dōba, Shunʼichi

A string of terrible murders shakes Kandajinbō-chō. Law professor Azuma Kan finds out that one of the victims, the owner of a musical instrument store, was a high school classmate. Azuma is soon pulled into the world of auctions and vintage guitars...but why does a local detective keep blocking his attempts to find out more?
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37156
ISBN: 9784094064933
OCLC Number: 1022864638
[Adult Fiction]

沈黙のパレード
東野圭吾
Chinmoku no parēdo
by Higashino, Keigo

Twenty years since the first work "Detective Galileo" was published. As the ninth series in the series, masterpieces of the former expert were born.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$35 CA$50
Item Number: JPN37174
ISBN: 9784163908717
OCLC Number: 1056957370
[Adult Fiction]

光点
山岡ミヤ
Koten
by Yamaoka, Miya

The 41th Subaru literary award winning work. Story of people's daily life in a factory and the light spot they seek.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37113
ISBN: 9784087711356
OCLC Number: 1030183615
[Adult Fiction]

おまじない
西加奈子
Omajinai
by Nishi, Kanako

Collection of short stories the first time in 10 years by the author.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37119
ISBN: 9784480804778
OCLC Number: 1027525669
[Adult Fiction]

奇跡の人
原田マハ
Kiseki no hito
by Harada, Maha

A long fight story of a girl who is blind and can not speak.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37159
ISBN: 9784575520712
OCLC Number: 1020779894
[Adult Fiction]

こころに寄り添う子ども服: heliumのソーイングレシピ
中山ゆい
Kokoro ni yorisō kodomofuku: heriumu no sōingu reshipi
by Nakayama, Yui

Cute sewing patterns of children's clothes.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36997
ISBN: 9784529058117
OCLC Number: 1041901266
[Adult Non-Fiction]

育てるニット: 編んで、足して、あたらしい服
Michiyo
Sodateru nitto: ande tashite atarashii fuku
by Michiyo

Just need a thread and a needle, this knit book, full of the accessory ideas, shows how to add sleeves or collars to give our clothes new looks.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37160
ISBN: 9784579116652
OCLC Number: 1053791385
[Adult Non-Fiction]

相続・認知症で家族を困らせないための完全対策マニュアル
江頭寬
Sōzoku ninchishō de kazoku o komarasenai tame no kanzen taisaku manyuaru
by Etō, Hiroshi

Complete manual for family fight with dementia.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37062
ISBN: 9784774517117
OCLC Number: 1039795070
[Adult Non-Fiction]

子孫が語る歴史を動かした偉人たち
善田紫紺
Shison ga kataru rekishi o ugokashita ijintachi
by Zenda, Shikon

Historical secret stories told by the descendants of those great characters who ever changed the history.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37027
ISBN: 9784800314765
OCLC Number: 1038592487
[Adult Non-Fiction]

心と体に効かせるはじめてヨガ
綿本彰
Kokoro to karada ni kikaseru hajimete yoga
by Watamoto, Akira

Yoga for the beginners. Mastering the basic pose firmly! Includes a meditative method that balances the mind.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36808
ISBN: 9784058008553
OCLC Number: 1015761898
[Adult Non-Fiction]

有元葉子の台所術: たのしいひとり暮らしは料理から
有元葉子
Arimoto yoko no daidokorojutsu : Tanoshi hitorigurashi wa ryori kara
by Arimoto, Yoko

Teaches how to preserve meat and fish, seasonal fruit work, etc., fun lonely life starts from cooking.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37015
ISBN: 9784480878939
OCLC Number: 1030882544
[Adult Non-Fiction]

いちばんハッピーな幼児食BOOK
小池澄子
Ichiban happi na yojishoku bukku
by Koike, Sumiko

A recipe book on how to prepare delicious and nutritious food for infants.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN36815
ISBN: 9784415323015
OCLC Number:1021871197
[Adult Non-Fiction]

はじめてのはじまり
中川ひろたか
Hajimete no hajimari
by Nakagawa, Hirotaka

Picture book about the many beginnings and firsts in life.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37190
ISBN: 9784097267768
OCLC Number: 1028526528
[Juvenile]

The goals of this book are to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech, to introduce core elements of Japanese culture, to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages. Each word is presented in Kanji (when applicable), Kana, and Romanized form (Romaji). Text in Japanese and English.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN36827
ISBN: 9780804849531
OCLC Number: 970388211
[Juvenile]

さいこうのおとうさん
クリス・トムリン
Saikō no otōsan
by Tomlin, Chris

Translation of 'Good good father.' When his town is in trouble, a little bear named Tucker doubts why the King would have time for him and if he would really offer help. Just as Tucker is about to give up, the King runs to him offering love, acceptance, and help, assuring the reader that God truly is a Good Good Father and they are loved by Him.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37211
ISBN: 9784901634403
OCLC Number: 1028523683
[Juvenile]

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: 2018
List Price: US$15.40 CA$22
Item Number: JPN37279
ISBN: 9784805314593
OCLC Number: 1049790306
[Juvenile]

ゆうびんパンダとジム太
にかいどうゆたか
Yubin panda to jimuta
by Nikaido, Yutaka

Panda and Jimny work in a post office, they make sure everything is delivered, no matter the size, the location, and the weather condition.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN36954
ISBN: 9784802130851
OCLC Number: 1023014971
[Juvenile]

にじいろのさかな えいごえほん
講談社
Nijiiro no sakana Eigo ehon [BB]
by Kōdansha

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship. Board book, text in Japanese and English.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN37192
ISBN: 9784065119273
OCLC Number: 1041899110
[Juvenile]

いっしょのちがうもの
さるびあ亭かーこ
Issho no chigau mono
by Sarubiatei , Kāko

Alice only can eat a certain food she is not allergic to. A story shows children what is food allergy.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37196
ISBN: 9784864841290
OCLC Number: 1033695954
[Juvenile]

いないいないばあ
いもとようこ
Inai inai bā [BB]
by Imoto, Yōko

A series of friendly animals play peek-a-boo with the reader.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37197
ISBN: 9784065124918
OCLC Number: 1045473737
[Juvenile]

黄色いおうち
わたなべひとみ
Kiroi ochi
by Watanabe, Hitomi

A heartwarming picture book full of family love.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$23.80 CA$34
Item Number: JPN37198
ISBN: 9784286198699
OCLC Number: 1056186703
[Juvenile]

楽しいオーケストラ図鑑
東京フィルハーモニー交響楽団
Tanoshi okesutora zukan
by Tokyo Firuhamoni Kokyo Gakudan

What is the orchestra's day schedule? What is the manners at the concert? How's the arrangement of the instruments of the orchestra decided? - An orchestra introductory book taught by members of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$40.60 CA$58
Item Number: JPN37202
ISBN: 9784092211230
OCLC Number: 1059469011
[Juvenile]

ママー, ポケット!
デヴィッド・エズラ・シュタイン
Mamā poketto
by Stein, David Ezra

Translation of 'Pouch!'. A baby kangaroo takes his first tentative hops outside of his mama's pouch, meeting other creatures and growing bolder with each outing.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37209
ISBN: 9784895722285
OCLC Number: 1077274973
[Juvenile]

12ケ月の色世界
とっこちゃん
Junikagetsu no irosekai [HB]
by Tokkochan

Beautiful picture book shows us the amazing color in each month and teaches us to respect what nature left to us.
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN36960
ISBN: 9784286187914
OCLC Number 1020778949
[Juvenile]

とんだ とんだ
とりごえ まり
Tonda Tonda [BB]
by Torigoe, Mari

Terrible Terrible! A sheep unexpectedly hatched a snake after a small chick!
Publication Year: 2018
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN36829
ISBN: 9784790253396
OCLC Number 1030483167
[Juvenile]