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Kokuhaku

I wanted to clear things up, following some comments on the Jim Frederick involvement with the recently published Japanese Charles Jenkins autobiography. I checked with Jim, and KOKUHAKU is indeed the book he wrote with Jenkins. When the publisher asked if he wanted to be mentioned in the Japanese edition, he decided that it wasn’t […]

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Kuhaku Is Such a Slut

For those who still haven’t picked up a copy of Chin Music Press’ KUHAKU, the following review from Bookslut might convince you.

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Kuhaku Tonight

Just a reminder that tonight is the KUHAKU launch party at the Pink Cow in Shibuya. It starts at 7.

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NADiff Versus Kuhaku

Craig of Chin Music Press describes his experience with NADiff: Finally he put it down and said. “This book doesn’t fit in this store… but it’s interesting. And very handsome. So I want to try it out.” NADiff is, for all purposes, a strictly fine-arts-related store. We at CMP just happen to love it and […]

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Kuhaku Launch Party

There will be launch party for KUHAKU at the Pink Cow on November 11. Some of the artists and writers from the book will be on hand for signing copies and readings. The event is from 7 to 11. Remember that you can buy copies of the book directly from the Chin Music Press site.

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Kuhaku

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the just-released KUHAKU & OTHER ACCOUNTS OF JAPAN, the first release of indie publisher Chin Music Press. I finally got my hands on a copy, and you need to do the same. Yes, it makes for a good read (various essays on Japan, including a very nicely illustrated […]

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Kuhaku

KUHAKU is a book just published by Chin Music Press, and it looks really nice. One of the people involved lives not far from here (we’ve talked about cafes in the area). You can read interviews with the authors and view art here, and they even have a canned coffee review section (I’ve probably moblogged […]

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Goodbye Madame Butterfly

Chin Music Press have launched a site for their upcoming release, Sumie Kawakami’s GOODBYE MADAME BUTTERFLY, out in September. They’re also offering a pre-order sale, where you can get GOODBYE as well as a copy of KUHAKU for only $20!

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Goodbye Madame Butterfly

Chin Music Press has just announced its next release. Ladies and gents, you’re going to hearing a lot more from this woman in the coming months because she’s the author of our next title, Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman. If you think you know Japanese women, think again. Sumie Kawakami’s […]

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Japanamerica

JAPANAMERICA is a new book that takes a look at the convergence between Japanese and American pop cultures, and it’s something I really want to read (I don’t have a copy yet, but will get one soon). The author, Roland Kelts, was one of the contributors to CMP‘s KUHAKU — he divides his time between […]