Strong Women, Soft Power — by Ginny Tapley Takemori

May GLLI Blog Series:  Japan in Translation, No. 24 Photo courtesy of Jonathan Armstrong, for the Documentist Photography   In 2016, I and my colleagues Allison Markin Powell and Lucy North realized we would all be attending the London Book Fair. We decided to take advantage of this to organize a reading at the Society … Continue reading Strong Women, Soft Power — by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Translator Roundtable on Shiba Ryōtaro’s Ryōma!, part 2

May GLLI Blog Series:  Japan in Translation, No. 7 (part 2) Editor's Note:  This is the second part in a two-part series about the recent publication of. Ryōma! The Life of Sakamoto Ryōma:  Japanese Swordsman and Visionary. Ryōma! is the first English translation of Shiba Ryōtarō’s legendary best-seller Ryōma ga yuku, which has sold more than 24 million … Continue reading Translator Roundtable on Shiba Ryōtaro’s Ryōma!, part 2

Translator Roundtable on Shiba Ryōtarō’s Ryōma!, part 1

May GLLI Blog Series:  Japan in Translation, No. 6 (part 1) Phyllis Birnbaum: I am very happy to announce the publication of Volume I of Ryōma! The Life of Sakamoto Ryōma:  Japanese Swordsman and Visionary. This is the first English translation of Shiba Ryōtarō’s legendary best-seller Ryōma ga yuku, which has sold more than 24 … Continue reading Translator Roundtable on Shiba Ryōtarō’s Ryōma!, part 1