Japan is on everybody’s mind these days.  I was lucky to be asked to contribute an essay to a fantastic collection, Reimagining Japan,  just out. It is already #1 nonfiction book in Japan and sold out in English on Amazon, but more copies will be available soon. The other contributors are artists, writers, historians, economists, CEOs and even a soccer coach and a videogame creator. Gorgeously illustrated and beautifully packaged, it has been called the most comprehensive book about Japan ever.   You might have to wait a few weeks to hold it in your hands but, if it’s any consolation, so do I.

2018-02-14T13:05:27+00:00 July 18th, 2011|Dog Man, essays about Japan, Japan, Japan earthquake, Japan tsunami, Japan's future, Mountain Life, Reimagining Japan, Snow Country|Comments Off on REIMAGINING JAPAN

DOG MAN comes to Japan

Copies of Dog Man, translated into Japanese

   Just arrived in the mail from Japan:  copies of Dog Man, translated into Japanese and published by Odyssey, a small family-run press in the north of Japan.  I am so happy to see this amazing life story — which the Sawataishis were courageous to share so honestly with me  — making a way back to its home country.  At such a difficult and dispirting time for the north of Japan, I hope this story of endurance, personal fortitude and resourcefulness won’t just amuse and entertain readers, but inspire them.

2018-02-14T13:05:27+00:00 April 29th, 2011|Dog Man, Hachiko: A Dog's Tale, Japan, Japan earthquake, Mountain Life, nature writing|Comments Off on DOG MAN comes to Japan