January 2021 Recommended List of Japanese Books

背高泡立草
古川真人
Seitakāwadachisō
by Furukawa, Makoto

The 162nd Akutagawa Prize Winner.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37806
ISBN: 9784087717105
OCLC Number: 1138086944
[Adult Fiction]

超・殺人事件
東野圭吾
Chō satsujin jiken
by Higashino, Keigo


Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN37811
ISBN: 9784041090077
OCLC Number: 1138072620
[Adult Fiction]

紙鑑定士の事件ファイル: 模型の家の殺人
歌田年
Kamikanteishi no jiken fairu: mokei no ie no satsujin
by Utada, Toshi

2020, The 18th "This Mystery is Amazing! Grand Prize" Grand Prize Winner.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37821
ISBN: 9784299001405
OCLC Number: 1135806490
[Adult Fiction]

そして、ユリコは一人になった
貴戶湊太
Soshite yuriko wa hitori ni natta
by Kido, Sōta

2020, 18th "This Mystery is Amazing! Grand Prize" U-NEXT Canter Prize Winner.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37822
ISBN: 9784299002211
OCLC Number: 1140096331
[Adult Fiction]

パーマネント神喜劇
万城目学
Pāmanento shinkigeki
by Makime, Manabu

Humorous short stories.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN37951
ISBN: 9784101206622
OCLC Number: 1153951674
[Adult Fiction]

ベストSF: 2020

Besuto esuefu: 2020

The masterpiece short science fiction.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37900
ISBN: 9784801923508
OCLC Number: 1181961948
[Adult Fiction]

あやかし草紙: 三島屋変調百物語伍之続
宮部みゆき
Ayakashi zōshi: mishimaya henchō hyakumonogatari go no tsuzuki
by Miyabe, Miyuki

Ihei, the owner of Mishimaya, has begun telling 100 stories in order to heal the wounded niece's heart. The most popular "Mishimaya" series paperback!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$23.80 CA$34
Item Number: JPN37877
ISBN: 9784041089811
OCLC Number: 1158330145
[Adult Fiction]

崖 [HB]
大島直次
Gake [HB]
by Ōshima, Naoji

The 18th Japan Sea Literature Award-winning work, depicts whether death is human sadness that can be imagined to return to nothing, or whether life itself is a mysterious comedy.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37882
ISBN: 9784434275821
OCLC Number: 1160212739
[Adult Fiction]

神と罌粟 [HB]
ティム・ベイカー
Kami to keshi [HB]
by Baker, Tim

In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweat-shop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo ...
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37896
ISBN: 9784150414672
OCLC Number: 1163639524
[Adult Fiction]

お父さんはユーチューバー [HB]
浜口倫太郎
Otōsan wa yū chūbā [HB]
by Hamaguchi, Rintarō

Ueka, a fifth grader in elementary school, is the only daughter of the family in Miyakojima, and she loves drawing. She wanted to go to an art university in Tokyo in the future. One day, her father Yugo made a declaration. "I will be a YouTuber!”
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37898
ISBN: 9784575242515
OCLC Number: 1178772025
[Adult Fiction]

ただいま神様当番 [HB]
青山美智子
Tadaima kamisama tōban [HB]
by Aoyama, Michiko

The miracle of a selfish god that happened to the people who had been overwhelmed by small complaints began with a messy request. 5 warm stories.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37897
ISBN: 9784299006950
OCLC Number: 1164705812
[Adult Fiction]

破局 [HB]
遠野遙
Hakyoku [HB]
by Tōno, Haruka

The 163rd Akutagawa Prize-winning work. The second work by a newcomer who debuted at the Bungei Award in 2019.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37899
ISBN: 9784309029054
OCLC Number: 1164704796
[Adult Fiction]

すみれ屋敷の罪人
降田天
Sumire-yashiki no zainin = Criminal in the house with violets
by Furuta, Ten

Takarajimasha Bunko "This Miss" Grand Prize Series.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37823
ISBN: 9784299001221
OCLC Number: 1135812182
[Adult Fiction]

追憶の日々 [HB]
秋山正幸
Tsuioku no hibi [HB]
by Akiyama, Masayuki

Story of how a 90-year-old man compromises the loneliness and emptiness and actively lives with his daughter and grandchildren again after losing his wife.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37903
ISBN: 9784886114792
OCLC Number: 1178772997
[Adult Fiction]

壊れた世界の者たちよ
ドン・ウィンズロウ
Kowareta sekai no monotachi yo
by Winslow, Don

Translation of 'Broken', which is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. In this book, author creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37919
ISBN: 9784596541390
OCLC Number: 1176246488
[Adult Fiction]

時計仕掛けの歪んだ罠
アルネ・ダール
Tokeijikake no yuganda wana
by Dahl, Arne

Someone is watching. At each abandoned crime scene there's a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, and that someone knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail. Someone knows. When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they're dealing with a serial kidnapper and possible killer.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN37908
ISBN: 9784094065398
OCLC Number: 1164707736
[Adult Fiction]

帝都地下迷宮
中山七里
Teito chika meikyū
by Nakayama, Shichir

What is the identity and purpose of the mysterious group living on the abandoned railway track in Tokyo? There is a conflict between the Investigation Division 1 and the public security detective ……. Suspense in a wonderland.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$36.40 CA$52
Item Number: JPN37950
ISBN: 9784569845777
OCLC Number: 1153911596
[Adult Fiction]

壺中の天地
大橋俊一
Kochū no tenchi
by Ōhashi, Shun'ichi

My wife fell down in the courtyard where the flowers of the four seasons grow. As I continue to support my struggling wife, I can hear the voices of garden creatures... An autobiographical novel that depicts an old couple living as hard as they can.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37910
ISBN: 9784344928688
OCLC Number: 1164705419
[Adult Fiction]

やわらかい砂のうえ [HB]
寺地はるな
Yawarakai suna no ue [HB]
by Terachi, Haruna

Machiko is a 24-year-old working lady at a tax accountant office in Osaka. One day in her friend's wedding salon, a gentleman showed up and she felt the crush of "love" for the first time ...
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37914
ISBN: 9784396635893
OCLC Number: 1176251465
[Adult Fiction]

そこにはいない男たちについて [HB]
井上荒野
Soko niwa inai otokotachi ni tsuite [HB]
by Inōe, Areno

A woman lost her beloved husband and a woman hated her husband, story of the loneliness and adventure of two "wives" set in a delicious cooking class.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37913
ISBN: 9784758413534
OCLC Number: 1176247859
[Adult Fiction]

赤い砂を蹴る [HB]
石原 燃
Akai suna o keru [HB]
by Ishihara, Nen

Can you hear me mom? I'm going to live my deceased younger brother's life too. A mother and daughter's soul encounter on the Brazilian land.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37911
ISBN: 9784163912363
OCLC Number: 1164705456
[Adult Fiction]

ヴンダーカンマー [HB]
星月 涉
Bundākanmā [HB]
by Hoshizuki, Wataru

Wonder room is a strange exhibition room made in modern Europe. Now there is a girl who wants to bring it back to life. The 1st most scary novel grand prize winning work.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37916
ISBN: 9784801923317
OCLC Number: 1176247622
[Adult Fiction]

老乱
久坂部羊
Rōran
by Kusakabe, Yō

An elderly person who is aging and anxious, and a family who is likely to collapse due to the burden of long-term care. Not only the viewpoint of the caregiver, but also the emotional movements of the elderly with dementia are drawn in detail to explore the form of happiness of parents and children.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$15.40 CA$22
Item Number: JPN37952
ISBN: 9784022649430
OCLC Number: 1135810799
[Adult Fiction]

ブラックウェルに憧れて [HB]
南 杏子
Burakkūeru ni akogarete [HB]
by Minami, Kyōko

Four women who graduated from medical college with excellent results reunited 20 years later. Story of the tears and hope from the female doctors, and the hidden and surprising truth.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37920
ISBN: 9784334913564
OCLC Number: 1176249652
[Adult Fiction]

逆まわりの世界 [HB]
フィリップ・K.ディック. フィリップ・K.ディック著; 小尾芙佐訳. 小尾芙佐
Gyakumawari no sekai [HB]
by Dick, Philip Kindred

In counter-clock world, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with "goodbye," blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first-but their motives are not exactly benevolent because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37904
ISBN: 9784150122898
OCLC Number: 1163639187
[Adult Fiction]

黒と白のはざま
ロバート・ベイリー
Kuro to shiro no hazama
by Bailey, Robert

Translation of 'Between black and white.' In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by ten local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father's name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob forty-five years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo's father, Bo becomes the prime suspect ...
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37949
ISBN: 9784094067347
OCLC Number: 1135810975
[Adult Fiction]

凶犬の眼
柚月裕子
Kyōken no me
by Yuzuki, Yūko

The sequel to the immortal police novel "Koro no Chi".
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$17.50 CA$25
Item Number: JPN37953
ISBN: 9784041088968
OCLC Number: 1145806714
[Adult Fiction]

怪物の木こり
倉井眉介
Kaibutsu no kikori = Monster the woodman
by Kurai, Mayusuke

17th "This Mystery is Amazing! Grand Prize” Grand Prize Winner in 2019.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37824
ISBN: 9784299002563
OCLC Number: 1140076969
[Adult Fiction]

首里の馬 [HB]
高山羽根子
Shuri no uma [HB]
by Takayama, Haneko

The 163rd Akutagawa Prize winning work. May all the information on this Okinawa island be connected to the truth of the whole world someday.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37923
ISBN: 9784103533818
OCLC Number: 1176372272
[Adult Fiction]

華麗なる誘拐
西村京太郎
Karei naru yūkai
by Nishimura, Kyōtarō

"Kidnapped all the Japanese people. Prepare 500 billion yen." The Japanese government rejects the criminal's request, and indiscriminate murder begins. A masterpiece of social mystery!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$21 CA$30
Item Number: JPN37907
ISBN: 9784309417561
OCLC Number: 1164706602
[Adult Fiction]

裏切りの中央本線
西村京太郎
Uragiri no Chūō Honsen
by Nishimura, Kyōtarō

Six short mysteries set in various parts of Japan by the mystery master Nishimura Kyōtarō.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN37954
ISBN: 9784041087367
OCLC Number: 1138092254
[Adult Fiction]

たゆたえども沈まず
原田マハ
Tayutaedomo shizumazu
by Harada, Maha

Art fiction that deeply touches your heart with possession and love, set in the latter half of the 19th century, the glorious art world of Paris.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$16.80 CA$24
Item Number: JPN37957
ISBN: 9784344429727
OCLC Number: 1150278083
[Adult Fiction]

少年と犬 [HB]
馳星周
Shōnen to inu [HB]
by Hase, Seishū

A tearful collection of short stories for dog lovers.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$36.40 CA$52
Item Number: JPN37958
ISBN: 9784163912042
OCLC Number: 1154662918
[Adult Fiction]

百年の散步
多和田葉子
Hyakunen no sanpo
by Tawada, Yōko T

A story that floats in the city Berlin, Germany, with dreams over the scenery.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$14 CA$20
Item Number: JPN37960
ISBN: 9784101255828
OCLC Number: 1134986267
[Adult Fiction]

手作りマスク
寺西恵里子
Tezukuri masuku [ENG/JPN]
by Teranishi, Eriko

Simple cloth masks that can be done right away to various shapes!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$23.80 CA$34
Item Number: JPN37884
ISBN: 9784528023116
OCLC Number: 1157252945
[Adult Non-Fiction]

まんが家女子、旅に出る

Mangaka joshi tabi ni deru

Travel essay comics by 15 curious cartoonists.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN37845
ISBN: 9784866750941
OCLC Number: 1140944796
[Adult Non-Fiction]

くびれ筋トレ: お腹だけのやせ方があった
石神亮子
Kubire kintore: onaka dake no yasekata ga atta
by Ishigami, Ryōko

Stomach leaning is different from upper arm or leg in fat removal. Because the stomach has no bones like other parts, but instead has internal organs and the muscles support them. That is why it is important to stimulate the “constriction” that creates a tight and tight waist, rather than doing abdominal muscles.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37837
ISBN: 9784413113144
OCLC Number: 1135805749
[Adult Non-Fiction]

バンクーバー式ウェルネスヨガ: Wellness To Go

Bankūbāshiki uerunesu yoga: Wellness To Go
by Arisa

110,000 You Tube subscribers! The first book of popular yoga instructor Arisa. Introducing effective poses to prepare the mind and body from the experience of a former doctor. There are many mental self-care methods to eliminate the haze of women.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37835
ISBN: 9784522437728
OCLC Number: 1141743067
[Adult Non-Fiction]

別れてもふたりで子育て
しばはし聡子
Wakaretemo futari de kosodate
by Shibahashi, Satoko

Child-rearing guide after separation or divorce.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$30.10 CA$43
Item Number: JPN37939
ISBN: 9784865462616
OCLC Number: 1178771429
[Adult Non-Fiction]

血圧リセット術
市原淳弘
Ketsuatsu risettojutsu
by Ichihara, Atsuhiro


Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37812
ISBN: 9784418194315
OCLC Number: 1137055951
[Adult Non-Fiction]

高血圧を最速で下げる超簡単なコツ

Kōketsuatsu o saisoku de sageru chōkantan na kotsu

Extensive research has shown that hypertension is significantly affected by sleep deprivation and sleep disorders. This book presents medical data and introduces ways to improve sleep quality. In order to lower blood pressure, a review of diet is also essential. “Zero salt cooking”, which is very popular in culinary classes of famous cooks, is simple, delicious, and can control blood pressure.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37813
ISBN: 9784837665786
OCLC Number: 1138063697
[Adult Non-Fiction]

どうせ24時間 印象に残る女になれ
服部由紀子
Dōse nijūyojikan inshō ni nokoru onna ni nare
by Hattori, Yukiko

This is a long-awaited book by Yukiko Hattori, a topical hair and makeup artist who has been featured in the first book of a charismatic hair and make-up artist, "Clean!" In this book, Ms. Hattori has proposed methods for becoming a “beautiful person”, advice on makeup, cleansing and massage, and suggestions on how to deal with the worries and ideas of life.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37842
ISBN: 9784041085066
OCLC Number: 1137046302
[Adult Non-Fiction]

ストウブで無水調理 魚介
大橋由香
Sutōbu de musui chōri gyokai
by Ōhashi, Yuka


Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37833
ISBN: 9784416520291
OCLC Number: 1135813476
[Adult Non-Fiction]

スコーン&マフィンレシピ: MY PETIT RECIPE

Sukōn ando mafin reshipi: MY PETIT RECIPE
by


Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37834
ISBN: 9784777958016
OCLC Number: 1140942883
[Adult Non-Fiction]

命日占い: 大切な人との「隠された繫がり」を見つける
かげした真由子
Meinichiuranai: taisetsu na hito tono kakusareta tsunagari o mitsukeru
by Kageshita, Mayuko

When you hear "fortune telling," you might have the image of "what you can guess and change the future." However, this book does not make any effort to change the future. Instead, change the "past" to find "hidden connections" with loved ones.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37885
ISBN: 9784763138323
OCLC Number: 1159349491
[Adult Non-Fiction]

お母さんの自己肯定感を高める本
松村亜里
Okāsan no jiko kōteikan o takameru hon
by Matsumura, Ari

According to the author, self-affirmation is not something that will increase if you try to increase it, but something that will increase naturally by becoming happy. An up-and-coming psychologist with a master's degree from Columbia University has 14 behavioral habits that make moms happy based on the positive psychology that is prevalent in New York.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37814
ISBN: 9784866212616
OCLC Number: 1141747589
[Adult Non-Fiction]

おしゃれなママっていわれたい!
あきばさやか
Oshare na mama tte iwaretai
by Akiba, Sayaka

What's going on with your child-raising bag? A great struggle with the fashion of "Holding with a hug" ... A lot of everything from troubles to useful techniques!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37843
ISBN: 9784839968724
OCLC Number: 1142769714
[Adult Non-Fiction]

低身長のためのファッションルール
田中亜希子
Teishinchō no tame no fasshon rūru
by Tanaka, Akiko

A book that teaches how to dress for short stature, taught by akiico who is 145cm tall. In this book, there are plenty of tips for enjoying fashion even if you are short. The definitive edition of the fashion bible to give to all short stature women!!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37844
ISBN: 9784800289988
OCLC Number: 1140943263
[Adult Non-Fiction]

AB 型さんダイエット
中島文保
Ēbīgatasan daietto
by Nakashima, Fumiyasu

Full of the secrets of type AB's "slimming"! From "fitting ingredients" and "mismatching ingredients", which are traced from roots, to lifestyle advice that identifies "properties".
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN37838
ISBN: 9784309287799
OCLC Number: 1137059137
[Adult Non-Fiction]

B-life MARIKO の最強!美腹筋トレーニング

Bī raifu mariko no saikyō bifukkin torēningu
by B-life

It offers completely original programs of various genres, such as yoga, fitness, Pilates, balleton, ballet, etc., and has gained support from many viewers. There are 580,000 YouTube subscriptions and 100 million video views.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$19.60 CA$28
Item Number: JPN37836
ISBN: 9784594615062
OCLC Number: 1140081235
[Adult Non-Fiction]

マンガで即効!寝たまま肩甲骨はがし
たんだあつこ
Manga de sokko netamama kenkokotsuhagashi
by Tanda, Atsuko

From stiff shoulders, back pain, coldness, constipation, menopausal symptoms, lower body fatness, immediate effects with manga!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN37846
ISBN: 9784074396580
OCLC Number: 1139725456
[Adult Non-Fiction]

老年の品格: 笑われる老人になろう
三浦朱門
Rōnen no hinkaku: warawareru rōjin ni narō
by Miura, Shumon

Tips on how to keep your old-fashioned dignity and become a happy senior.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$29.40 CA$42
Item Number: JPN37905
ISBN: 9784759317213
OCLC Number: 1163640342
[Adult Non-Fiction]

もしものせかい [HB]
ヨシタケシンスケ
Moshimo no sekai [HB]
by Yoshitake, Shinsuke

When you suddenly lose something important, when an unexpected farewell comes, how can you fill a hole that is empty in my heart?
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37815
ISBN: 9784870141469
OCLC Number: 1138883147
[Juvenile]

なにがみえるかな [HB]
かわはらり
Nani ga mierukana [HB]
by Kawa, Harari

A picture book that finds animals that are quietly present. The cute and fluffy pictures are also attractive. The 17th Picture Book Award Picture Book Category Grand Prize.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37873
ISBN: 9784286217277
OCLC Number: 1159330994
[Juvenile]

ぼくはむくどりのヘンリー [HB]
アレクシス・ディーコン
Boku wa mukudori no henrī [HB]
by Deacon, Alexis

From award-winning picture book makers Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz comes an enlightening new story about courage and making a difference. Henry Finch who strives for greatness, gets it all a bit wrong, then makes it right again in a very surprising way -- truly becoming great.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37875
ISBN: 9784910154060
OCLC Number: 1160588620
[Juvenile]

びんにいれたおほしさま [BB]
サム・ヘイ
Bin ni ireta ohoshisama [HB]
by Hay, Sam

When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it, putting it in a jar and carrying it with him everywhere. But when the sky calls out for its missing star, can the little boy and his sister figure out a way to return the star to its friends in the sky...even if it means saying goodbye forever?
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37887
ISBN: 9784074435425
OCLC Number: 1181961042
[Juvenile]

せんそうがやってきた日 [HB]
ニコラ・デイビス
Sensō ga yatte kita hi = The day war came [HB]
by Davies, Nicola

Translation of 'The day war came.' When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter the UK in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37895
ISBN: 9784790254072
OCLC Number: 1164707316
[Juvenile]

きぼう [HB]
コーリン・アーヴェリス
Kibō [HB]
by Averiss, Corrinne

Comet is Finn's dog, and his very best friend. They do everything together. But one day Comet won't get out of his basket - not even for his very favourite things! The vet tells Finn that Comet needs to stay in overnight for an operation. That evening, Finn sits in his den feeling very alone. Dad tells him to keep on hoping. A wonderful story that shows children not to give up hope when times are uncertain.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37942
ISBN: 9784566080652
OCLC Number: 1195518544
[Juvenile]

こんな おおきな かず、みたこと ある? [HB]
セス・フィッシュマン 作; イザベル・グリーンバーグ 絵
Konna ōkina kazu mitakoto aru? [HB]
by Fishman, Seth

The whole world is filled with big, enormous, gigantic, incredible numbers. Look around you. You can see them in the sky, and in the grass, and in the forest, and in the ocean, and in the city. How big is the world? How big is your imagination?
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37963
ISBN: 9784033484907
OCLC Number: 1181829516
[Juvenile]

あなたがいてくれたから [BB]
コビ・ヤマダ
Anata ga ite kureta kara [BB]
by Yamada, Kobi

Translation of 'Because I had a teacher.' We all remember our favorite teacher. Where would we be without them -- those special people who inspire us, support us, and encourage us? Whether they're an educator, a coach, or a mentor, this book is for them. To celebrate the worlds they open up for us and to thank them for the difference they make.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37891
ISBN: 9784756253743
OCLC Number: 1176248386
[Juvenile]

サディがいるよ [HB]
サラ・オレアリー
Sadi ga iruyo [HB]
by O'Leary, Sara

A young girl named Sadie spends her day playing, reading, making things, and using her vivid imagination.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37941
ISBN: 9784834085075
OCLC Number: 1193276532
[Juvenile]

あいたいな [HB]
阿部結
Aitaina [HB]
by Abe, Yui

It's rainy, I can't meet you. What are you doing? just imagine can make me happy.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN37889
ISBN: 9784909749055
OCLC Number: 1176250065
[Juvenile]

ねこのニャンルー [HB]
どいかや
Neko no Nyanrū [HB]
by Doi, Kaya

Life in the forest of Nyanru and others lovingly drawn with colored pencils. A picture book that depicts the joy of handicrafts and the warmth of a family connected by memories.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$27.30 CA$39
Item Number: JPN37946
ISBN: 9784033500409
OCLC Number: 1195519947
[Juvenile]

かわいいことりちゃん [HB J/E]
コナツマキコ
Kawaii kotorichan [HB J/E]
by Konatsu, Makiko

Kotori-chan was born from a small egg. Eat a lot, play a lot, and grow up slowly. Kotori-chan's casual and irreplaceable everyday life is vividly depicted in colorful colors. In Japanese and English.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37927
ISBN: 9784908683220
OCLC Number: 1193274594
[Juvenile]

いのち [HB]
シンシア・ライラント
Inochi=Life [HB]
by Rylant, Cynthia

Translation of 'Life.' Life is beautiful--ever changing, sometimes not easy--but it's always worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37926
ISBN: 9784910154084
OCLC Number: 1190654161
[Juvenile]

きっとどこかに [HB]
ジョーンズ,リチャード
Kitto dokoka ni [HB]
by Jones, Richard

The heartwarming story of a little lost dog and his search for a place to call home.
Publication Year: 2021
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37924
ISBN: 9784577048795
OCLC Number: 1183035810
[Juvenile]

あつかったらぬげばいい [BB]
ヨシタケシンスケ
Atsukattara nugeba ii [BB]
by Yoshitake, Shinsuke

Humorous and exciting answers await the questions of men and women of all ages. Yoshitake's style solution is interesting.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$22.40 CA$32
Item Number: JPN37928
ISBN: 9784592762744
OCLC Number: 1191822264
[Juvenile]

ねがいごと [HB]
あさのますみ
Negaigoto [HB]
by Asano, Masumi

Mie the cat is approaching the time to say goodbye from this world. She started thinking that it would be nice to be able to do just one "wish" for Saki-chan, her master since a little girl.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$31.50 CA$45
Item Number: JPN37929
ISBN: 9784052052620
OCLC Number: 1191820732
[Juvenile]

てのひらのあいさつ [HB]
ジェイソン・プラット
Tenohira no aisatsu [HB]
by Pratt, Jason

Follow a father and his son from babyhood to baseball games to graduation and beyond in this loving saga about the unbreakable bond between generations.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37892
ISBN: 9784751529652
OCLC Number: 1178774621
[Juvenile]

ウォッシュバーンさんがいえからでない13のりゆう [HB]
中川ひろたか 作; 高畠那生 絵
Wosshubān-san ga ie kara denai 13 no riyū [HB]
by Nakagawa, Hirotaka

Mr. Washburn doesn't come out of his house at all. Why? After all ... If it comes out, a lot of things may happen. A humorous picture book.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$33.60 CA$48
Item Number: JPN37964
ISBN: 9784799903407
OCLC Number: 1155090313
[Juvenile]

ご成長ありがとうございます
三本阪奈
Goseichō arigatō gozaimasu
by Mimoto, Hanna

A comic book about the laughing everyday life of a free-spirited Mimioto family of five!
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$25.20 CA$36
Item Number: JPN37969
ISBN: 9784106030666
OCLC Number: 1191819675
[Juvenile]

浜辺のクジラ [HB]
いのうえ もも
Hamabe no kujira [HB]
by Inōe, Momo

Story of a kitten's trip to the beach.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$26.60 CA$38
Item Number: JPN37871
ISBN: 9784877991678
OCLC Number: 1161306281
[Juvenile]

マスカレード・ホテル
木村拓哉, 长泽雅美
Masukarēdo hoteru = Jia mian jiu dian = Masquerade hotel
by Kimura, Takuya

Three murder cases take place in Tokyo. Numbers are left at the murder scenes, possibly hinting at where the next murder will take place. An investigation begins of the serial killer and Detective Nitta Kosuke works on the case. He believes the next murder will take place at Hotel Koruteshia Tokyo. To catch the killer, Kosuke goes undercover and begins working at the front desk of the hotel. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in Chinese, English, Malay. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN37819
ISBN: 9555329258430
OCLC Number: 1123179196
[DVD]

キングダム
山﨑賢人, 長澤まさみ
王者天下 = Kingudamu = Wang zhe tian xia = Kingdom
by Yamazaki, Kento

Set during the warring period in ancient China. Shin is a war orphan who dreams of becoming the greatest general under the Heavens. One day, he has a fateful encounter with a young man named Eisei, the true heir to the Qin throne. Together, they seek to reclaim Eisei's throne and unite the Warring States under a single banner. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in Chinese, English, Malay. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$24.50 CA$35
Item Number: JPN37866
ISBN: 9555329256771
OCLC Number: 1140870368
[DVD]

教場
木村拓哉, 工藤阿须加
Kyojo
by Kimura, Takuya

Kazama Kimichika is a senior instructor at the police academy. He knows his stuff and is well-suited for the role. He has his team's best interest at heart and, as such, despite his strictness is admired. The curriculum is tough, however, and there is no guarantee of graduation. As such, the pupils are under the gun to do well and succeed. The only way to do so seems to be to work harder, try harder, study harder and generally step up to the plate. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in Chinese, English, Malay. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$49 CA$70
Item Number: JPN37867
ISBN: 9555499413288
[2 DVDs]

アライブ: がん専門医のカルテ
松下奈绪, 木村佳乃
Araibu: Gan senmon'i no karute = Alive: Dr. Kokoro, The Medical Oncologist
by Matsushita, Nao

Onda Kokoro is an oncologist called Dr Onkoro for short by the people around her and teased that she was born for this path. She got married to Takumi, whom she had known since she was a student, and they had a son. Life was going smoothly for her. But three months ago, her husband fell in an accident and remained unconsciousness even though he underwent emergency surgery. Although Kokoro puts on a brave face at work, she still has not been able to accept reality. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in Chinese, English. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$52.50 CA$75
Item Number: JPN37868
ISBN: 9555499413264
[3 DVDs]

絶対零度 4
沢村一樹, 横山裕
Zettai Reido 4 = Absolute Zero 4
by Nomura, Kozo

Set several months from the present day, massive bombs are placed in several locations around Tokyo, including Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Kasumigaseki. The Prime Minister's Official Residence declares a state of emergency. Special unit Mihan members Toru Yamauchi and Yui Odagiri participate in the police investigation. While Yui Odagiri searches for explosives with the bomb disposal unit, he finds Mihan leader Norito Izawa holding a gun and a dead woman's body lying in front of him. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in Chinese, English. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$52.50 CA$75
Item Number: JPN37869
ISBN: 9555499413257
[3 DVDs]

ハロー・ワールド
伊藤智彦
Harō wārudo = Hello World
by Itō, Tomohiko

This animated film is set in Kyoto in the year 2027. The main character is Naomi Katagaki (Takumi Kitamura), a male high school student. One day, a person who calls himself Naomi (Tori Matsuzaka) 10 years from now appears in front of the young Naomi. Together, they must change the future and save a classmate, Ruri (Minami Hamabe), whom the younger Naomi starts to date in three months. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$28 CA$40
Item Number: JPN38005
ISBN: CF00047
[DVD]

愛なき森で叫べ
椎名桔平, 鎌滝えり
Ai naki mori de sakebe = The Forest Of Love: Deep Cut
by Iwaki, Masayoshi

A small group of student filmmakers and a shy young girl with strict parents are simultaneously manipulated, seduced and abused by an older man. They follow his bidding, even when murder is involved. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$49 CA$70
Item Number: JPN38006
ISBN: 9555499413493
[2 DVDs]

ハケンの品格 2
篠原涼子, 小泉孝太郎
Haken no hinkaku 2 = Haken No Hinkaku 2
by Ichimura, Ryoko

Traditionally a Japanese company would hire an individual to work full-time where they would remain until retirement. Thanks to reforms involving outsourcing, the introduction of AI and other new methods, the 2020 office operates very differently . Can Haruko Omae keep up with all these changes and find her rightful place? Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38008
ISBN: 9555499413509
[3 DVDs]

運命から始まる恋
瀧本美織, 岐洲匠
Unmei kara hajimaru koi = You Are My Destiny
by Takimoto, Miori

Satoh Aya, a temporary office worker who never bad-mouths about others no matter how much she is fooled, is conveniently used in her company as a 'sticky woman'. Such an ordinary office lady ends up meeting Ichijo Kei, the young successor of a large company, who was eager to marry early because of his grandmother, the chairman. The destiny plays with their fates and both meet each other in an unexpected situation which is going to change their destiny. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38011
ISBN: 9555499413363
[3 DVDs]

アンサング・シンデレラ 病院薬剤師の処方箋
石原さとみ, 成田凌
Ansangu Shinderera byōin yakuzaishi no shohōsen = Unsung Cinderella
by Ishigami, Kuniko

Aoi Midori has been working as a pharmacist at Yorozu General Hospital for 8 years. She believes that pharmacists need to know about the patient's daily life to ensure the proper medication is prescribed to them. She faces a lot of criticism, especially from the doctors, but she stays true to her beliefs and continues to help the patients. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA80
Item Number: JPN38009
ISBN: 9555499413479
[3 DVDs]

BG: 身辺警護人2
木村拓哉, 菜々緒
BG: Shinpen Keigonin 2= BG: Shen bian jing hu ren 2 = BG: Personal bodyguard 2
by Kimura, Takuya

The private security company, where Akira Shimazaki worked, is sold to a large company. The large company's policy is only focused on making a profit, so Akira Shimazaki isn't happy about with his new employer. To stay true to his belief of protecting the weak, he quits his job at the private security company. Akira Shimazaki begins to work for himself as a private bodyguard. Masaya Takanashi has a strong sense of duty as a bodyguard. He wonders why his Akira Shimazaki quit his job at their security company. To find out, Masaya Takanashi visits Akira Shimazaki. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38010
ISBN: 9555499413516
[3 DVDs]

半泽直树2
堺雅人, 上户彩
Hanzawa Naoki = Hanzawa Naoki Season 2
by Sakai, Masato

Unconventional banker Hanzawa Naoki, has been successful in exposing numerous irregularities at his bank, the Tokyo Chuo Banking Corporation. As a result, he is seconded to the Tokyo Central Securities (TCS), to head their Corporate Development Department. Soon after, the TCS is involved with a hostile takeover by a large IT company. With the share purchase price expected to surpass a 100 billion yen, it is a deal worth an unprecedented amount to TCS. Unbeknownst to Hanzawa, the bid will incite a competition war with a new bank. Will he be able to overcome the problems plaguing the TCS and inflict twice the pain on those making unreasonable demands? Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38007
ISBN: 9555499413486
[3 DVDs]

俺の話は長い
生田斗真, 安田显
我的事說來話長 = Ore no hanashi wa nagai = Wo de shi shuo lai hua chang = If Talking Paid
by Ikuta, Toma

Kishibe Mitsuru is a 31-year-old single guy. After he graduated from a university, he became absorbed with coffee and opened up a business related to coffee. His business failed. Since then, Mitsuru has been unemployed and he hasn't even tried to find a new job. He lives with his mother, who runs a cafe. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38014
ISBN: 9555499413301
[3 DVDs]

知らなくていいコト
吉高由里子, 柄本佑
不知道也無妨 = Shiranakute ī koto = Bu zhi dao ye wu fang = Off the Record
by Yoshitaka, Yuriko

Keito (Yuriko Yoshitaka) is a reporter for a weekly magazine. The magazine covers everything from corruption by politicians to entertainers' scandals. She watches out for the next big scoop. Keito is also rich and enjoys her work, as well as her love life. One day, Keito's mother suddenly dies. Anna was a single mother who raised Keito alone. She worked as a movie critic. Right before her death, Anna mentioned something about Keito's father. The name she mentioned is that of a Hollywood star. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2021
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38013
ISBN: 9555499413295
[3 DVDs]

Followers = 华丽追随
中谷美纪, 池田依来沙
Followers = Hua li zui sui
by Nakatani, Miki

Nara Rimi, an established and popular photographer, meets Hyakuta Natsume who has come to Tokyo with dreams of becoming an actress. Although Natsume suffers setbacks, she grows from these experiences in this story about the lifestyles of women whose lives intersect in this world dominated by social media. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38012
ISBN: 9555499413356
[3 DVDs]

家売るオンナの逆襲
北川景子, 松田翔太
Ie uru on'na no gyakushū = Your Home is My Business! Counterattack
by Kitagawa, Keiko

Season 2 of this drama starts off with Sangenya being married to Yashiro, while Rusudou Kenji is a rival real estate agent. Dialog in Japanese. Subtitles in English, Chinese. NTSC. Region ALL.
Publication Year: 2020
List Price: US$56 CA$80
Item Number: JPN38015
ISBN: 9555499418740
[3 DVDs]