Book Club

PNWJETAA has been gathering to discuss Japanese, Japanese-American and Japan-related literature since May 2012. Though most members read the books in English translation, we highly encourage members to read in original Japanese if they are able, as this offers interesting perspective in terms of translation style, authenticity and quality. Book Club meetings are held every 4-6 weeks for about 1-1.5 hours usually on Sundays at 3:00 pm either in person or on Zoom. You don’t need to be in the Seattle area to join the discussions – all are welcome! Email cmochel at for details.

Below is a listing of all the books read by the Book Club in reverse chronological order: