Search Results: "Hiroshi Mikitani"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"Nothing groundbreaking, but a useful guide to 'the Rakuten way.'"
A Japanese e-commerce guru tells how to succeed in online business by breaking all the rules. Read full book review >

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FLYING THE DRAGON by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A quiet, beautifully moving portrayal of a multicultural family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When her cousin unexpectedly moves from Japan to Virginia, a Japanese-American girl finds their cultural differences embarrassing until kite fighting unites them. Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN VIEW by Julie Shigekuni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Like many 'literary' authors before her, Shigekuni borrows genre-fiction tropes without knowing how to make them work."
A thriller that takes the reader from academia in Los Angeles to the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRAIN by Michael Pronko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2017

"An absorbing investigation and memorable backdrop put this series launch on the right track."
In Pronko's (Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo, 2015, etc.) first foray into thrillers, a Tokyo detective investigates a death by train that may be just one in a series of murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1993

"An illuminative briefing on a little-known but invaluable source of intelligence during WW II. (Maps, photos, and tabular material—some seen.)"
One of Washington's key sources of information on Hitler's designs during WW II was Japan's ambassador to Germany, General Hiroshi Oshima. Read full book review >