About the Publisher

Stone Bridge Press wa s established in Berkeley, California, in 1989. The press now has some 90+ titles in print, covering such Japan-related areas as language, business, literature, anime, manga, design, and culture. Stone Bridge Press believes that Japan offers tremendous opportunities fo r re-examining Western values and for connecting with an emerging global culture increasingly centered on the Pacific Rim.

Awards received by Stone Bridge Press include the PEN West award for literature, the Japan-America Friendship Commission Prize from Columbia University, the HOW International Award, the International Typographic Design Award, the AIGA award for design, and the Benjamin Franklin Award for editorial and design excellence.