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Silence: Picador Classic

Silence: Picador Classic

Shusaku Endo
Beneath the light of the candle I am sitting with my hands on my knees, staring in front of me. And I keep turning over in my mind the thought that I am at the end of the earth, in a place which you do not know and which your whole lives through you [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical Crime and Mystery
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The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat

Takashi Hiraide
A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Contemporary Fiction
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End Of The World Blues (GOLLANCZ S.F.)

End Of The World Blues (GOLLANCZ S.F.)

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Kit Nouveau didn't escape himself when he flew to Japan. He runs a bar in the Roppongi district of Tokyo and is having an affair with the wife of a High Yakusa ganglord. All things considered being held up at gunpoint isn't a complete shock. The [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery Fantasy and Sci Fi Suspense
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Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure (Geronimo Stilton: Thea Stilton)

Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton
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1 book in this series is set in Japan
Children's Fiction
The Devil of Nanking

The Devil of Nanking

Mo Hayder
Also released as 'Tokyo'. Tokyo, 1990. Grey Hutchins is in pursuit of an obsession. She is searching for a piece of film taken during the infamous Nanking massacre of 1937. Some say it never existed. Grey is certain that it does, and that it lies [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery Suspense
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The Samurai's Garden

The Samurai's Garden

Gail Tsukiyama
On the eve of the Second World War, a young Chinese man is sent to his family's summer home in Japan to recover from tuberculosis. There he meets four local residents, and what ensues is a classical yet wonderfully unique adventure that seizes the imagination with its clean, simple yet dazzling storytelling. [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical
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Autumn Bridge (Paperback)

Autumn Bridge (Paperback)

Takashi Matsuoka
Follows 'A Cloud of Sparrows'. The year is 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman watches from the window as the city is set alight and a mob runs riot destroying everything they can lay their hands on. She begins [...more]
Set in Japan
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Historical
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Cloud Of Sparrows

Cloud Of Sparrows

Takashi Matsuoka
Warrior clans nursing ancient grudges. Western missionaries brandishing pistols. Beautiful geishas who are deadly ninjas. 1861 - after two centuries of isolation Japan has been forced to open its doors. Now new influences are tearing apart the [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical Action & Adventure
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Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori)

Tales of the Otori

Lian Hearn
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All books in this series are set in Japan
Action & AdventureFantasy and Sci FiHistoricalTeen Fiction
Blossoms and Shadows

Blossoms and Shadows

Lian Hearn
Japan, 1857. For centuries Japan has been on its own; isolated by choice from the rest of the world. But the Western powers are now at its shores demanding to be let in, the government is crumbling and revolution is building. The age of the samurai [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical Romance
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The Samurai's Daughter

The Samurai's Daughter

Lesley Downer
In the brave new Japan of the 1870s, Taka and Nobu meet as children and fall in love; but their relationship will test the limits of society. Unified after a bitter civil war, Japan is rapidly turning into a modern country with rickshaws, [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical Romance
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The Last Concubine

The Last Concubine

Lesley Downer
Japan, 1865, the women's palace in the great city of Edo. Bristling with intrigue and erotic rivalries, the palace is home to three thousand women and only one man - the young shogun. Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen to be his concubine. But Japan is changing, and as civil war erupts, Sachi flees for her life. [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical
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The Courtesan and the Samurai

The Courtesan and the Samurai

Lesley Downer
1868. In Japan's exotic pleasure quarters, sex is for sale and the only forbidden fruit is love ... Hana is just seventeen when her husband goes to war, leaving her alone and vulnerable. When enemy soldiers attack her house she flees across [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Historical
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Geisha in Rivalry: A Tale of Life, Love and Intrigue in the Shimbashi Geisha Quarter

Geisha in Rivalry: A Tale of Life, Love and Intrigue in the Shimbashi Geisha Quarter

Kafu Nagai
Geisha in Rivalry, first published in 1918, is set against the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district. The story of three geisha, imperious Rikiji, gaudy Kikuchiyo, and the nalve heroine Komayo, Geisha in Rivalry follows them in their search [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Historical
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The Tale of Murasaki

The Tale of Murasaki

Liza Crihfield Dalby
In a wonderful world shaped by beauty and poetry, ancient traditions and popular intrigue, a young woman at the centre of the eleventh-century Japanese imperial court observes the exotic world around her. Murasaki sees everything, the Emperor and [...more]
Set in Japan
Historical
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Geisha

Geisha

Liza Dalby
Liza Dalby, author of The Tale of Murasaki, is the only non-Japanese woman ever to have become a geisha. This is her unique insight into the extraordinary, closed world of the geisha, a world of grace, beauty and tradition that has long fascinated [...more]
Set in Kyoto
Biographical
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Autobiography Of A Geisha (Vintage Original)

Autobiography Of A Geisha (Vintage Original)

Sayo Masuda, G.G. Rowley
Sayo Masuda's story is an extraordinary portrait of rural life in japan and an illuminating contrast to the fictionalised lives of glamorous geishas. At the age of sis Masuda's poverty-stricken family sent her to work as a nursemaid. At the age [...more]
Set in Japan
Biographical
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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki

Mineko Iwasaki
'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in [...more]
Set in Kyoto
Biographical
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Memoirs Of A Geisha

Memoirs Of A Geisha

Arthur Golden
This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of [...more]
Set in Kyoto
Historical
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1Q84: Book 3

1Q84: Book 3

Haruki Murakami
"Book Two of 1Q84" ended with Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips. She knows she is being hunted, and that she has put herself in terrible danger in order to save the man she loves. But things are moving [...more]
Set in Tokyo
Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery
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