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Ten Dresses Are Enough for Your Closet

Ten Dresses Are Enough for Your Closet

Kurozetto ni wa wanpiisu ga 10 chaku areba ii / クローゼットにはワンピースが10着あればいい

Eika Fukuda

A 365-day collection of ensembles for adult women to mix and match their “ten best dresses.” A survey of working adult women identified a need for fashion that “accommodates for changes in body shape, ...

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Ketogenic Recipes That Shrink Cancer Before Your Eyes

Ketogenic Recipes That Shrink Cancer Before Your Eyes

Gan ni katsu reshipi / がんに勝つレシピ

Reimi Aso

The “ketogenic diet” is drawing attention for its effectiveness in treating diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many other ailments. A popular cooking expert has developed ...

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Japan’s New “Tiny House” Lifestyle

Japan’s New “Tiny House” Lifestyle

Nippon no atarashii koya gurashi / ニッポンの新しい小屋暮らし

Yadokari

We no longer need big houses to live in. This collection of 11 case studies introduces the wonderful lifestyle of the “Tiny House,” a new movement emerging from the trend toward minimalism. ...

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Cartoon Primer on Ketones: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Cartoon Primer on Ketones: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Manga keton-tai nyumon / まんがケトン体入門

Cartoons are used to lucidly explain the theory and practice of the “ketogenic diet,” said to be effective against cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. Editorial ...

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Marimari’s Camp Book

Marimari’s Camp Book

Marimari no joshi kyan / marimariの女子キャン

Mariko Matsuo

Charismatic camper Marimari, a popular figure on TV and in print media, explains how women can enjoy camping in style with ease. From day trips to longer 4–5 day sojourns, winter camping, and camping ...

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A Bug-Catcher’s Adventures in Africa

A Bug-Catcher’s Adventures in Africa

Batta wo taoshi ni Afurika e / バッタを倒しにアフリカへ

Koutaro Ould Maeno

A young Japanese entomologist goes to Mauritania to do battle with pillaging locusts, and in the face of many collateral dangers, lives to tell the tale with a hearty sense of humor. The book became a ...

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How to Make the Most Delicious Seasoned Boiled Egg: 100 Home Recipes for Solo Diners

How to Make the Most Delicious Seasoned Boiled Egg: 100 Home Recipes for Solo Diners

Sekai-ichi oishii nitamago no tsukurikata / 世界一美味しい煮卵の作り方

Hungry Grizzly

This is a book of recipes from “Hungry Grizzly’s Cooking Blog,” which held the top spot in Japanese blog rankings for 26 months straight. The blogger going by the nom de plume of Hungry Grizzly declares, ...

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Fascinating Fungi: Those Mysterious Mushrooms

Fascinating Fungi: Those Mysterious Mushrooms

Chinkin / 珍菌 まかふしぎなきのこたち

Hiromi Hori

Miyuki Kido

Yaguradake (powdery piggyback), which is a parasite on other mushrooms, Mamezayatake (dead man’s fingers), which looks like human fingers protruding from the ground, Chichitake ...

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Ketogenic Diet Wipes Out Cancer

Ketogenic Diet Wipes Out Cancer

Keton shoku ga gan wo kesu / ケトン食ががんを消す

Kenji Furukawa

The main source of nutrition for cancer cells is glucose. Cancer could be suppressed if there were a life-supporting nutrient to replace glucose. The author, who has treated cancer patients for many years, ...

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Grooming the Samurai: Japanese Etiquette for Children

Grooming the Samurai: Japanese Etiquette for Children

Buke no shitsuke: Kodomo no reigi-saho / 武家の躾 子どもの礼儀作法

Keishosai Ogasawara

Secret teachings on “raising boys” passed down through successive generations of a samurai clan for 500 years. The profound teachings of the Ogasawara School of Etiquette, established in the ...

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How to Make Gyoza

How to Make Gyoza

Gyoza no tsukurikata / 餃子の作り方

There has been huge TV and magazine coverage for this introduction to 50 super-creative recipes for gyoza (pot stickers or jiaozi) that look interesting and taste delicious. Mangyo-en ...

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Living Space with Typography

Living Space with Typography

Taipo no aru kurashi. / タイポのある暮らし。

An introduction to practical techniques and ideas for stylishly renovating your room with interior designs using hand-crafted typography, which is in vogue nowadays. Original templates provided.

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Ketones Will Save Humanity: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Ketones Will Save Humanity: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Ketontai ga jinrui wo sukuu / ケトン体が人類を救う

Tetsuo Muneta

The ketogenic diet, currently gaining attention for its effectiveness in treating diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many other ailments, is a diet therapy in which carbohydrates ...

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Temple Cuisine

Temple Cuisine

Itsumo no, otera no okazu / いつもの、お寺のおかず

Kakuho Aoe

In Buddhist temples, a monk with the title of tenzo prepares all food dishes every day. The author of this book, one of the most famous tenzo in Japan, introduces over 50 recipes which ...

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Beautiful Smoothies

Beautiful Smoothies

it's mai smoothie / it's MAI SMOOTHIE

Mai Kitamura

Author Mai Kitamura has been uploading photos and recipes of tantalizing fruit and vegetable smoothies to instagram.com/mai_smoothie on a daily basis, and this book brings much of that highly popular content ...

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Amazing Insects

Amazing Insects

Konchu wa sugoi / 昆虫はすごい

Munetoshi Maruyama

With over a million species identified to date, insects are said to make up more than two-thirds of all living creatures on earth. Though more often than not they are regarded as a lowly form of life and ...

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Carbohydrates Kill: The Bioscience of Low-Carb Diets

Carbohydrates Kill: The Bioscience of Low-Carb Diets

Tansuikabutsu ga jinrui wo horobosu / 炭水化物が人類を滅ぼす

Makoto Natsui

A much-discussed work that sold 200,000 copies and ignited the “low-carb boom” in Japan. The author, a doctor, maintains a low carbohydrate diet himself and squarely refutes rumors that “low-carb ...

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Let’s Begin Meditating!

Let’s Begin Meditating!

Hajimeyou meisou / 始めよう。瞑想

Arina Hosai

This book provides detailed instructions on a method of meditation that will improve everything from your physical condition to your emotional stability, memory, and creativity. The meditation introduced ...

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Downwardly Mobile Society

Downwardly Mobile Society

Karyu shakai: Aratana kaiso shudan no shutsugen / 下流社会:新たな階層集団の出現

Atsushi Miura

The title of this book is a coinage of the writer that reflects the changes that have come to Japan, a place where rapid economic growth once made the vast majority of the population middle class. “Downwardly ...

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A Child’s Brain Is in the Skin

A Child’s Brain Is in the Skin

Kodomo no nou wa hada ni aru / 子供の脳は肌にある

Hajime Yamaguchi

“I want my child to grow up to be a kind and thoughtful person.” Most parents hope and pray for the growth of their child’s “heart” in this way. We all agree that the heart is important, but ...

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