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2006-01-04

Totto-Chan -- The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

"Totto-chan" was originally published in Japan as a series of articles in Kodansha's magazine appearing from February 1979 through December 1980. The articles were then collected into a book, which made Japanese publishing history by selling 4,500,000 in a single year. The book has been translated into 35 languages. This page is to trace this record-making multilingual text.

LanguageTitle, City : Publisher, Year, Pages
ISBN
online-source
translated by
Japanese窓ぎわのトットちゃん,講談社,1981, 284 p.
ISBN 406145840X
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EnglishTotto-Chan -- The Little Girl at the Window, Kodansha America Inc., 1981, 185 p.
ISBN 0870115375
Dorothy Britton
Laoໂຕ໊ະໂຕະຈ້ໆ ນາໆນ້ອຢຂ້າໆປ່ຣໆຢ້ຮມ
VietnameseTôt-tô-chan, cô bé bên cửa sổ
IndonesianTotto-Chan: Gadis Cilik di Jendela, Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2003
ISBN : 979-22-0234-X


cover page of various versions
Totto_chan cover of Kodansha version Totto-chan cover of Lao version Totto-chan cover of Indonesian version

REFERENCE
[1] 和光大学総合文化研究所「アジアの教育―研究と交流」チーム(代表 人間関係学部 石原静子),黒柳徹子『窓ぎわのトットちゃん』をラオスの子どもヘ,1999年10月.
[2] 世界35ヶ国で翻訳された黒柳徹子の「窓ぎわのトットちゃん」(Wikipedia
[3] Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Author’s Message to Viernamese Readers, June, 12th 1989.

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2006-01-03

BUSHIDO: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe

LanguageTitle, City : Publisher, Year, Pages
ISBN
online-source
translated by
English
original
BUSHIDO: The Soul of Japan, Leeds & Biddle Co., Philadelphia, and also by Shokwabo, Tokyo, 1900, 127 p.
The Project Gutenberg
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DeutchBushido : die Seele Japans, Heidelberg : Kristkeitz
ISBN: 3921508622
von Ella Kaufmann
from English
DeutchBushido : die Seele Japans, Frankfurt [am Main] : Angkor, 2003, 110 p.
ISBN: 3936018162
Guido Keller
from English
DeutchBushido : die sieben Tugenden des Samurai, Munchen : Piper, 2004, 156 p.
ISBN: 3492046622
Guido Keller
from English
BohemianMr. Flora of Chicago
Marathi
Greek
Arabic
Hungarian
PolishSociety of Science and Life in Lemberg
FrenchLe Bushido : l'âme du Japon, Paris : Payot, 1927, 265 p.Charles Jacob ; preface de Andre Bellessort
Chinese
Russian
PortugueseBushido, 3a ed., Padova : Sanno-Kai, 1991, 268 p.Rinaldo Massi
Danish(?)Bushido : Japans sjael : en fremstilling af japansk taenkning
Kristiania : S. & Jul Sorensen, 1905, 124 p.
Hans Brekke
TagalogBushido : ang kaluluwa ng Hapon, Manila : Solidaridad Pub. House, c1990, 112 p.
ISBN: 9715360637
Buenaventura Medina, Jr.
ItalianBushido : l'anima del Giappone, Napoli : Casa Editrice Italo-Cino-Giapponese, 1917, 240 p.B. Balbi
IndonesianBushido : kepribadian bangsa Jepang suatu ulasan tentang alam pikiran Jepang, Semarang : Yayasan Karti Sarana dalam kerja sama dengan Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata, 1992, iv, 133 p.Haryono
MalaysianBushido : jiwa negara jepun, Kuala Lumpur : Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, 1986, xix, 133 p.Wong Seng Ton
SpanishBushido : el corazón del Japón, Barcelona : Ediciones Obelisco, 1996, c1994, 150 p.
ISBN: 8477203733


REFERENCE
[1] Tsuneo Akaha, Japan’s Bridge Over the Pacific: Reflections on Nitobe Inazo and Globalization, The 2003 Min-Sok Symposium, 30 May 2003, San Francisco.
[2] Inazo Nitobe at wikipedia
[3] Nitobe Foundation (http://www.nitobe.com)

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