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    Through rigorous investigative work at Tokyo’s infamous Tsukiji fish market, author Tomohiko Suzuki personally witnessed illicitly poached abalone. In this work, Suzuki travels from Hokkaido to Kyushu and all the way to Taiwan and Hong Kong in search of crab, sea cucumber, and eel poaching in the underbelly of the modern yakuza gangster scene.

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    The French Way: Cleaning Without Tossing

    Author Yoko Yonezawa divulges the secrets to cleaning she learned while living abroad in Paris. Paris madams teach the Parisian way to living “neatly fashionable despite having a lot of things.” Adorable illustrations depict Yoko’s journey in transitioning to cleaning the French way after returning to her home in Japan.

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    The Traveling Emperor

    According to both Imperial Household Agency conferences and journalist documentation, their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan covered a distance that would wrap around the globe 15½ times during their 2018 travels. Here, their numerous visits to each prefecture are analyzed and episodes from their journey recall both their personalities and accomplishments during their reign in the Heisei period.

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    Thank You Wasabi-chan!

    In 2013, a three-week-old kitten was rescued from a vicious crow attack. Brought back from the brink of death but unable to eat on her own, she was given milk every two hours by her adoptive family with the aid of a catheter. This is the story of the brief but shining life of a kitten that inspired the love of thousands of well-wishers.

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    One in 1.3 Billion: The Man Who Won the Chinese Throne after the Greatest Power Struggle in the World

    Based on his personal, on-the-ground reporting from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai, and elsewhere, author Kenji Minemura offers up a behind-the-scenes account of recent U.S.-China relations, as well as of the inside politics that brought Xi Jinping to power over the most populous country in the world.

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    Akio Toyoda’s Favorite Test Driver

    This book traces the teacher-pupil relationship that developed between Hiromu Naruse, a test driver for the Toyota Motor Company, who spent many years on the front lines of new car development for the automaker, and Akio Toyoda, the company’s current president and CEO who is the grandson of its founder, Kiichirō Toyoda.