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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
    Convenience Store Woman - by Sayaka Murata

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846276842 | ISBN 10: 1846276845

    Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, dai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
    Killing Commendatore - by Haruki Murakami

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784707330 | ISBN 10: 1784707333

    The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.   In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous art ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita
    The Forest of Wool and Steel - by Natsu Miyashita

    £9.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857525185 | ISBN 10: 0857525182

    What he experienced that day wasn’t life-changing... It was life-making.   Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround ... more

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  • Cover image of book If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland
    If Cats Disappeared From The World - by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509889174 | ISBN 10: 1509889175

    Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
    Kitchen - by Banana Yoshimoto

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571342723 | ISBN 10: 0571342728

    Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan's brightest young literary star and is now a cult film.  When Kitchen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fireworks by Angela Carter
    Fireworks - by Angela Carter

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784872984 | ISBN 10: 1784872989

    `I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.'   So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter's first major achiev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón
    Blue Light Yokohama - by Nicolás Obregón

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781405926898 | ISBN 10: 1405926899

    Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's Inspector Iwata is perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole.  THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE... A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
    Moshi Moshi - by Banana Yoshimoto

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781640090156 | ISBN 10: 1640090150

    In Moshi Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly resid ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel
    The Travelling Cat Chronicles - by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780857524195 | ISBN 10: 0857524194

    Recommended by thousands of international readers - the tender feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.  Includes specially commissioned line-drawings  It's not t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    Pachinko - by Min Jin Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786691378 | ISBN 10: 178669137x

    Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married ya ... more

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  • Cover image of book Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
    Men Without Women - by Haruki Murakami

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911215370 | ISBN 10: 191121537x

    'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'   Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki
    Spring Garden - by Tomoka Shibasaki

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782272700 | ISBN 10: 1782272704

    Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hope.   Divorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Aunt Crane by Geling Yan
    Little Aunt Crane - by Geling Yan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099569633 | ISBN 10: 0099569639

    In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami
    Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels - by Haruki Murakami

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099590392 | ISBN 10: 0099590395

    Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami�s first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author.� If you�re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent ki ... more

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  • Cover image of book Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss
    Signs for Lost Children - by Sarah Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847089137 | ISBN 10: 1847089135

    Only weeks into their marriage a young couple embark on a six-month period of separation. Tom Cavendish goes to Japan to build lighthouses and his wife Ally, Doctor Moberley-Cavendish, stays and works at the Truro asylum. As Ally plunges into the ins ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie & Michael Emmerich (Editors)
    The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction - by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie & Michael Emmerich (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781905583577 | ISBN 10: 1905583575

    Featuring Banana Yoshimoto, Osamu Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Horie, Shūichi Yoshida, Hiromi Kawakami, Nao-Cola Yamazaki, Hitomi Kanehara, Hideo Furukawa, Kaori Ekuni & Mitsuyo Kakuta A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - by Haruki Murakami

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099590378 | ISBN 10: 0099590379

    A mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestseller author of Norwegian Wood. Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning red pine ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Boat by Alan Spence
    Night Boat - by Alan Spence

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780857868541 | ISBN 10: 0857868543

    On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's most famous teacher of zen. This is no ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
    The Guest Cat - by Takashi Hiraide

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447279402 | ISBN 10: 1447279409

    An international bestseller. A charming and wonderful novel about a cat that brings joy into a couple's life.  The New York Times bestseller.  A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
    The Goddess Chronicle - by Natsuo Kirino

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782111603 | ISBN 10: 1782111603

    In a place like no other, on an island in the shape of a tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of the oracle. Kamikuu, with creamy skin and almond eyes, is admired far and wide; Namima, small but headstrong, learns to live in her sister's sha ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
    A Tale for the Time Being - by Ruth Ozeki

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857867971 | ISBN 10: 0857867970

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. 'Hi! My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.' Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1Q84: Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
    1Q84: Books 1 and 2 - by Haruki Murakami

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099549062 | ISBN 10: 0099549069

    The year is 1Q84.  This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.   But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.   In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet - by David Mitchell

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780340921586 | ISBN 10: 0340921587

    Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories by Edited by Theodore W. Goossen
    The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories - by Edited by Theodore W. Goossen

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199583195 | ISBN 10: 0199583196

    This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western lite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
    Burnt Shadows - by Kamila Shamsie

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781408800874 | ISBN 10: 140880087x

    Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009, this is a powerful, sweeping epic crossing generations, cultures and continents. In a prison cell in the US, a man stands trembling, naked, fearfully waiting to be shipped to Guantnamo Bay. How did it come ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
    Confessions of a Mask - by Yukio Mishima

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780720612851 | ISBN 10: 0720612853

    This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishimas finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boys development toward a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War.   Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - by Haruki Murakami

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099488668 | ISBN 10: 0099488663

    A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a nightwatchman is unnerved as his reflect ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of a Distant Voice by Taichi Yamada
    In Search of a Distant Voice - by Taichi Yamada

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571229710 | ISBN 10: 0571229719

    Kasama Tsuneo is an immigration officer in Tokyo, struggling to live a 'normal' life after an event that happened eight years previously, on the other side of the world, in Portland, Oregon.When he is seized one day by a strange emotional fit his li ... more

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  • Cover image of book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Never Let Me Go - by Kazuo Ishiguro

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571224135 | ISBN 10: 057122413x

    In one of the most acclaimed and original novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go hauntingly d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
    Sputnik Sweetheart - by Haruki Murakami

    £8.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780099448471 | ISBN 10: 0099448475

    Twenty-two-year-old Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamourous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - by Haruki Murakami

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780099448792 | ISBN 10: 0099448793

    Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving.  As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy subur ... more

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