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THE FACE OF ANOTHER

By: Abe, Kobo

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: TUTTLE: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000032526

Condition: Very Good


Like an elegantly chilling postscript to The Metamorphosis, this classic of postwar Japanese literature describes a bizarre physical transformation th at exposes the duplicities of an entire world. The narrator is a scientist hideously deformed in a laboratory accident-a man who has lost his face and , with it, his connection to other people. View more info

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NO LONGER HUMAN

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: ¥6,000.00

Publisher: TUTTLE:

Seller ID: RWARE0000047340

ISBN: 4805307560

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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THE UNCONSOLED

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046039

ISBN: 0679735879

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker P rize-winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his lif... View more info

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SNOW COUNTRY

By: Kawabata, Yasunari

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: TUTTLE ^ PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: RWARE0000046761

ISBN: 4805306351

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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THE SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN

By: Kawabata, Yasunari

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000047620

ISBN: 0679762647

Condition: Very Good


Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of the Mountain is a beaut iful rendering of the predicament of old age -- the gradual, reluctant narr owing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illum inate its closing. By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in... View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN 2

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046783

ISBN: 4061860259

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Japan has an ancient oral tradition of folk stories for children that are highly evocative and impart a valuable moral lesson. This is a sequel to the first book. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN (KODANSHA ENGLISH LIBRARY)

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha International: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000046784

ISBN: 4061860186

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN - # 3

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha:

Seller ID: RWARE0000046785

ISBN: 406186033X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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INSPECTOR IMANISHI INVESTIGATES

By: Matsumoto, Seicho

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Soho Crime: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000048049

ISBN: 1569470197

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the wee hours of a 1960s Tokyo morning, a dead body is found under the r ails of a train, and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim's identity. Only two clues surface: an old man, overheard talking in a distinctive accent to a young man, and the word "kameda." Inspector Imanishi leaves his beloved bonsai and his haiku and goes off to investigate--and runs up against a blank wall. Months p... View more info

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AFTER THE QUAKE

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000044202

ISBN: 0099448564

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in... View more info

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1Q84

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Audible Studios: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000047670

ISBN: 1846555493

Condition: Good/Good


The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has e ntered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is f or "question mark". A world that bears a question. Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting p roject. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame's and Tengo's narratives converge over the... View more info

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WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING

By: Murakami, Hauiki

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000044301

ISBN: 0307473392

Condition: Good


In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami be gan running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from At hens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triat hlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influenc e the sport has had on his life and-even more important-on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memo ir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon an d takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he... View more info

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COIN LOCKER BABIES

By: Murakami, Ryu

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Kodansha International: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000048093

ISBN: 4770023081

Condition: Very Good


Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spe nd their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted i sland before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the mothe rs who rejected them. View more info

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THE KINGDOM

By: Nakamura, Fuminori

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Soho Crime: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000048033

ISBN: 1616958103

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Zen-Noir master Nakamura returns to the Tokyo of The Thief, where a young g rifter named Yurika finds herself in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the shadowy crime lord Kizaki. Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. She poses as a prostitute, carefully targeting potential johns, selecting powerful and high-profile me n. When she is alone with them, she drugs them and takes incriminating phot os to sell for blackmail purposes. She knows... View more info

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PORNOGRAPHERS

By: Nozaka, Akiyuki

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000046457

ISBN: 0804813787

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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KOKORO

By: Soseki, Natsume

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000047453

ISBN: 4805301619

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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BATTLE ROYALE

By: Takami, Koushun

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045463

ISBN: 156931778X

Condition: Very Good


Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted isl and where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided a rms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing . Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller - Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controvers... View more info

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THE LADY KILLER

By: Togawa, Masako

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000048032

ISBN: 1782273646

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A classic mystery from one of Japan's best-loved crime writers The Lady Killer leads a double life in the shadow world of Tokyo's singles bars and nightclubs. By day a devoted husband and hard worker, by night he cruises nightclubs cafes and cinemas in search of lonely single women to se duce. But now the hunter is being hunted, and in his wake lies a trail of gruesom e murders. Who is the culprit? The answer lies tangled in a web of clues, a nd to ... View more info

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ROTARY SUSHI: MANY KINDS OF STORIES

By: Wright, Hillel

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press, Tokyo: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030206

ISBN: 4900178225

Condition: Very Good


Hillel Wright is a product of the 60s and 70s. American, Canadian, hippie, wastrel, womanizer, fisherman, poet, teacher and masterful story teller. Th is book takes stories from all eras and most recently from his Japan period and adds one translation by Mihoro Kizuki. View more info

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STRANGERS BY TAICHI YAMADA (2003-10-02)

By: Yamada, Taichi

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Vertical: 1758

Seller ID: RWARE0000048040

ISBN: 0571229050

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Middle-aged, jaded and divorced, TV scriptwriter, Harada returns one night to the dilapidated downtown district of Tokyo where he grew up. There, at t he theatre, he meets a likable man who looks exactly like his long-dead fat her. And so begins Harada's ordeal, as he's thrust into a reality where his parents appear to be alive at the exact age they had been when they had di ed so many years before. Review 'Memorably uncanny Â? the powerful mood of... View more info