Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literature: The Life and Art of Shiga Naoya


This book examines the literature of Shiga Naoya, who is highly regarded in modern Japan for his unique style and methods of describing his personal experiences and emotions. This study focuses particularly on Shiga’s nature-inspired writings and discusses how he created some vivid images of nature.







“The Poe Family”


This is one of the masterpieces of the early Girls’ Manga which depicts a brother and sister of the vampires who wonder in Modern Europe as if they disregard the time line, it makes us think about happiness and eternal life. Many quotes from the poetry of Mother Goose and style of story are introduced in random order, they have a great impact on Manga artists beyond the genre such as boys’ comic and Girls’.




This is a convenient guide with a glossary for self-learners of Japanese from beginner to intermediate levels.




Thank you for a Visa to Life

During the Second World War, Sugihara Chiune a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania managed to provide visas at the discretion of the Jewish refugees that had fled from Nazi Germany, he saved more than 6,000 evacuees’ lives.