Top 10 Must Read Japanese Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Japanese Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Japanese Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Japanese that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Japanese books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding.

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Kiyo’s Story

Author: Kiyo Sato

Kiyo’s Story

Headline: A Japanese-American Family’s Quest for the American Dream

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004HYHB5M

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Soho Press (April 1, 2009)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 353 pages

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They Called Us Enemy

Author: George Takei

They Called Us Enemy

Headline: George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s—and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07P5GS3PT

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Top Shelf Productions (July 17, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 212 pages

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With the Old Breed

Author: E. B. Sledge

With the Old Breed

Headline: At Peleliu and Okinawa

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Publishing Group; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages

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Hiroshima (Coleção Jornalismo Literário) (Portuguese Edition)

Author: John Hersey

Hiroshima (Coleção Jornalismo Literário) (Portuguese Edition)

Headline: A bomba atômica matou 100 mil pessoas na cidade japonesa de Hiroshima, em agosto de 1945. Naquele dia, depois de um clarão silencioso, uma torre de poeira e fragmentos de fissão se ergueu no céu de Hiroshima, deixando cair gotas imensas – do tamanho de bolas de gude – da pavorosa mistura.
Um ano depois, a reportagem de John Hersey reconstituía o dia da explosão a partir do depoimento de seis sobreviventes. O texto tomava a edição inteira da revista The New Yorker, uma das mais importantes publicações semanais dos Estados Unidos. O trabalho do repórter alcançou uma repercussão extraordinária.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08HPQ52W7

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Companhia das Letras; 1st edition (September 8, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ Portuguese

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 169 pages

Print | Audiobook

A Cook’s Tour

Author: Anthony Bourdain

A Cook’s Tour

Headline: In Search of the Perfect Meal

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0045I6TPS

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (September 17, 2010)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 292 pages

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Unknown Valor

Author: Martha MacCallum

Unknown Valor

Headline: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07S9S3DB1

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper; Reprint edition (February 25, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages

Print | Audiobook

Evidence Not Seen

Author: Darlene Deibler Rose

Evidence Not Seen

Headline: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0060670207

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Collins; Reprint edition (January 1, 1990)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages

Print | Audiobook

Rising Son

Author: Sandra Vea

Rising Son

Headline: A US Soldier’s Secret and Heroic Role in World War II

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CWFH42J

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sasquatch Books (February 12, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 321 pages

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The Expendable

Author: John Floyd

The Expendable

Headline: The true story of Patrol Wing 10, PT Squadron 3, and a Navy Corpsman who refused to surrender when the Philippine Islands fell to Japan

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08DDJ1MW4

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Trou de Lapin (July 25, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 512 pages

Print | Audiobook

African Samurai

Author: Geoffrey Girard

African Samurai

Headline: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hanover Square Press; Reissue edition (February 2, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 480 pages

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Top 10 Japanese Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Japanese books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Japanese Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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