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IJA launches Japanese Book Club | Join today!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the IJA Japanese Book Club! Our purpose is to create a vibrant community of book lovers who share a passion for Japanese literature, culture, philosophy, business, history, and more.
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We are dedicated to exploring a diverse range of books each month, engaging in thoughtful discussions, expanding our knowledge, and fostering friendships among members. What’s more, we won’t limit ourselves to just Japanese authors; we’ll also delve into the works of Irish authors with connections to Japan.
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With our official launch scheduled for September, we have conducted two trial runs with a small group of participants during the summer break. It was truly fascinating to see how different perspectives and insights emerge, even when reading the same book. We believe that sharing our reading experiences with others can deepen our understanding and appreciation of literature.
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Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this exciting literary journey with us? Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting to explore the world of books, our book club welcomes everyone. Together, we’ll embark on a fascinating exploration of Japanese literature and beyond.
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HOW TO REGISTER
Please let us know if you are interested in joining our book club and send us an email to: info@ija.ie. We look forward to having you as a fellow book enthusiast and a valued member of our growing community. Open to the IJA members only.
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More details about the first club meeting and book of the month:
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Tag Archive for: Japanese Book Club

IJA Japanese Book Club

We are delighted to announce the launch of the IJA Japanese Book Club! Our purpose is to create a vibrant community of book lovers who share a passion for Japanese literature, culture, philosophy, business, history, and more.
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We are dedicated to exploring a diverse range of books each month, engaging in thoughtful discussions, expanding our knowledge, and fostering friendships among members. What’s more, we won’t limit ourselves to just Japanese authors; we’ll also delve into the works of Irish authors with connections to Japan.
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With our official launch scheduled for September, we have conducted two trial runs with a small group of participants during the summer break. It was truly fascinating to see how different perspectives and insights emerge, even when reading the same book. We believe that sharing our reading experiences with others can deepen our understanding and appreciation of literature.
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Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this exciting literary journey with us? Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting to explore the world of books, our book club welcomes everyone. Together, we’ll embark on a fascinating exploration of Japanese literature and beyond.
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HOW TO REGISTER
Please let us know if you are interested in joining our book club and send us an email to: info@ija.ie. We look forward to having you as a fellow book enthusiast and a valued member of our growing community. Open to the IJA members only.
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Meetings take place once a month and the date, time and Zoom link is shared with registered club members via email.

Please see the book selection for July – September below.
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JULY 2024
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Date: 18th July
Book of the month: No assigned Book! We won’t have an assigned book for July and you are invited to read any Japan-related book of your choice. The highlight will be our online meeting where we all will share our favorite books with the other book club members. The Zoom link for the meeting will be shared closer to the event date.
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AUGUST 2024
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Date: 15th August
Book of the month: Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno
* PaperBook/Kindle: https://amzn.to/45Dou8O
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About the book
“Zen: The Art of Simple Living” offers practical advice on incorporating Zen principles into everyday life. Written by Zen monk Shunmyo Masuno, the book is divided into short 100 chapters, each presenting a straightforward approach to achieving a more peaceful and simplified lifestyle. Masuno emphasizes the importance of finding calm and balance in the chaos of daily life through mindful and intentional living.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Date: 19th September
Book of the month: The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai
* PaperBook/Kindle: https://amzn.to/45Dg40W
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About the book
“The Kamogawa Food Detectives” follows retired police detective Koichi Takaoka and his daughter, Yoko, as they run a unique detective agency in Kyoto. Their mission isn’t to solve crimes but to uncover the mysteries behind lost recipes and cherished food memories. Clients come to them with vivid but incomplete recollections of dishes from their past, and the Takaokas meticulously research and recreate these culinary treasures. Through their investigations, they bring comfort and closure to their clients, all while highlighting the rich culinary heritage of Japan.
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