Kojiki

Fiction books do not often catch my eye, but this one has giant dragons and a portal to another dimension. Eighteen-year- old Keiko is determined to fulfil her father’s dying wish and travels to Tokyo to search for “the Gate.” Very quickly she finds spirits and other mysterious creatures. The author uses great imagery in this fast-paced fantasy, making it a great getaway read or a great beach book. Nancy Pennington

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コンビニ人間

"Reading this book made me question a number of things: what it means to contribute to society or to have my own ‘place’ where I feel comfortable. It also made me re-think presumptions that society holds about 'right,' 'wrong,' or 'normal' behaviors." -Tomomi Tsukioka

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F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

"Many of us went through vigorous studying in school. With each page in this book, you can image the students scratching their heads trying to get the right answer. But when faced with a question they have no hope of getting it right, it's best to have a little fun instead. You will laugh so hard at some of the answers, and also make you wonder what the real answer is." - Chikako Fredericks

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#12 Roy Okano

Roy Okano is a watercolor artist and his paintings have been the work of many different era! He was born in Hiroshima city, Japan, and moved to the U.S. to study watercolor. During the Vietnam conflict, he was stationed in Germany as a U.S. solider, which made him able to travel to many countries across Europe. Upon return to the U.S., he landed an art director’s position at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc in San Francisco.

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