publications

Here are some of the publishing projects we have been involved in.
Please note that Stuart uses both “Stuart Atkin” and “Stuart Varnam-Atkin” and that some of our books originally published by Kodansha International are now being handled by Kodansha USA Inc. or Kodansha Ltd.
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Non-fiction

LE MEILLEUR DE LA CULTURE JAPONAISE

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translated by Yoko Toyozaki & Laurent Strim (IBC Publishing, 2018; full colour photographs)

LE MEILLEUR DE LA CULTURE JAPONAISE

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translated by Laurent Strim (Le Prunier (SULLY), 2017)

Who Invented Natto?

By Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translation by 曹悠 (So Yu), Connie Y. Cheung
(IBC Publishing, 2016)

A bilingual French-Japanese edition of Stuart's popular English book "The Best of Japanese Culture", including his photographs.
A French edition of Stuart's "The Best of Japanese Culture", including Stuart's photographs.
A bilingual Japanese-Chinese explanation of many aspects of Japanese culture.
New Tastes in Green Tea New Tastes in Green Tea

by Mutsuko Tokunaga, translated by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (Paperback edition, Kodansha USA, 2016)

Who Invented Natto?

By Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translation by Seung Hyeon-Ju
(IBC Publishing, 2015)

japanese_culture The Best of Japanese Culture

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translation by Yoko Toyozaki
(IBC Publishing, 2014)

A prize-winning guide to all kinds of green tea and their many uses.
A bilingual Japanese-Korean explanation of many aspects of Japanese culture
A bilingual guide to many aspects of Japanese culture, all illustrated by colour photographs
snapshotsTrad Japan Snapshots

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translation by Yoko Toyozaki
(NHK Publishing, 2012)

TRAD JAPAN, MOD NIPPON Trad Japan, Mod Nippon

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, translation by Yoko Toyozaki
(NHK Publishing, 2011)

This is the second volume of Stuart’s mini-essays on a variety of cross-cultural experiences and thoughts on life in Japan based on the Stuart’s Titbits column in the textbook for the Trad Japan TV series (NHK Educational). It includes more of Stuart’s photos taken in the 1970s.
Some of Stuart’s cross-cultural experiences and thoughts on life in Japan expressed in 30 bilingual essays with 40 photos from the 1970s.
Who Invented Natto? Who Invented Natto?

by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2008)

Are Japanese Cats Left-handed? Are Japanese Cats Left-handed?

by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2008)

These bilingual explanations of various Japanese things—mostly inherited from the past—are designed to interest both Japanese readers who would like to explain elements of their own culture in English and foreigners who wish to know more about them. The texts include simple explanations, snatches of history, trivia, advice and tips.
One Liter of Tears One Liter of Tears

by Aya Kito, translated by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2007)

Quill: The Life of a Guide DogQuill:
The Life of a Guide Dog

by Kengo Ishiguro with photographs by Ryohei Akimoto, translated by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC publishing, 2006)

The Wall of Fools The Wall of Fools

by Takeshi Yoro, translated by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2005)

 

This true story of a young girl’s struggle against an incurable disease—told in her own words—has become very well known since it was dramatized on Japanese TV.
The moving record of the dedicated service provided by a Labrador retriever, with many photographs.
The best-selling book of essays by a famous anatomist around the concept of “the brain is the ultimate wall for all learning”

Educational

A WILD  PRONUNCIATION  CHASE (’12) Walking with Writers

By Atsushi Iguchi & Stuart Varnam-Atkin
(The Open University of Japan, 2016)

This is
Normal Japanese
Life!

by Hiroyuki Eguchi & Stuart Varnam-Atkin
(DHC Publishing, 2015)

THIS IS ORDINARY JAPANESE LIFE! This Is
Ordinary
Japanese
Life!

by Hiroyuki Eguchi & Stuart Varnam-Atkin
(DHC Publishing, 2011)

The textbook to accompany the Hoso Daigaku TV series on English writers and locations in England related to them and their world.
Temples, shrines, mottainai, ramen, onsen…. How to explain many normal aspects of Japanese life. Bilingual with 2 CDs.
How to explain many aspects of ordinary life that foreigners ask questions about, such as hanko, toilet slippers, and honne & tatema. Bilingual with 2 CDs.
Eigo wa Mama ni Omakase! Eigo wa Mama ni Omakase!

by Stuart Atkin and Marsha Krakower (Kosaido, 2001)

Master the basic rhythms of English using Mother Goose rhymes and songs (with CD)

Bilingual comics

Translations of very popular manga by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Atkin that include all the original Japanese illustrations and text. (Kodansha Bilingual Comics)
CHIHAYAFURU Volumes 1 &2CHIHAYAFURU Volumes 1 &2CHIHAYAFURU Chihayafuru
Volumes I, II & III

By Yuki Suetsugu
(2011, 2012, 2018)

Angel Bank Volumes 1 & 2Angel Bank Volumes 1 & 2 Angel Bank
Volumes 1 & 2

By Norifusa Mita
(2010)

The Tale of Genji  (Asaki yume mishi: Vol. 1 Stars; Vol. 2 Flowers) The Tale of Genji  (Asaki yume mishi: Vol. 1 Stars; Vol. 2 Flowers)
The Tale of Genji
(Asaki yume mishi: Vol. 1 Stars; Vol. 2 Flowers)

By Waki Yamato
(2006)

GTO  Volumes 1~3 GTO  Volumes 1~3 GTO  Volumes 1~3 GTO
Volumes 1~3

By Toru Fujisawa
(1999)

Stories

Adaptations by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (Stuart Atkin) of famous European and Japanese folktales and novels for easy reading, with Japanese notes.
The Little Mermaid and Other Stories The Little Mermaid and Other Stories

(Hans Andersen) Retold by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (Kodansha, 2018)

A Christmas Carol Three Touching Tales for Christmas

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) Retold by Stuart Varnam-Atkin
 (IBC Publishing, 2014)

This charming bilingual book also includes The Little Match Girl & The Gift of the Magi.
A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol

(Charles Dickens) Retold by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2005)

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1996)

Cinderella and Other Stories Cinderella and Other Stories

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1994)

Grimm’s Tales Grimm’s Tales

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1993)

Les Misérables Les
Misér-
ables

(Victor Hugo) Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 2001)

Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 2003)

Once Upon a Time in England Once Upon a Time in England

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1992)

Pinocchio Pinocchio

Retold by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1994)

Stories from the Tale of Genji: Yugao Stories from the Tale of Genji:
Yugao

(Murasaki Shikibu) Retold by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2008)

Stories from the Tale of Genji: Wakamurasaki Stories from the Tale of Genji:
Wakamurasaki

(Murasaki Shikibu) Retold by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2009)

Shakespeare’s stories

Reading and understanding the wonderful words of William Shakespeare’s plays is an extremely difficult challenge for most people today. These adaptations, written in easy-to-read modern English prose, include all the famous scenes and themes from the plays, with Japanese notes.
Hamlet Great Dialogues from the World of Shakespeare

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin, with a translation by Yoko Toyozaki
(The Japan Times, 2014)

Modernized versions of famous dialogues from four of Shakespeare's great plays in English and Japanese.
Hamlet Shakespeare’s
Hamlet

by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 2007)

King Lear Shakespeare’s
King Lear

by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 2007)

Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare’s
Romeo & Juliet

by Stuart Atkin (Kodansha International, 1994)

Stories: The Winter’s Tale Shakespeare’s Stories: The Winter’s Tale

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2006)

Stories: Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s Stories: Twelfth Night

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin (IBC Publishing, 2007)

Stories by Miyazawa Kenji

Translations by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin of four of the great Japanese writer's most famous stories, with Japanese notes. (IBC Publishing, 2005)
Gorsch the Cellist Gorsch the Cellist

 

Matasaburo of the Wind Mata-
saburo
of the
Wind

 

The Nighthawk Star The Nighthawk Star

 

The Night of the Milky Way Train The Night of the Milky Way Train
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