Anthologies and Collections

Some links and information on collections and anthologies of Japanese short stories, (constantly updating!).


The Book of Tokyo
Edited by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie and Michael Emmerich
Comma Press
2015

An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Mega - City, 1750 - 1850
Edited by Sumie Jones and Watanabe Kenji
Hawaii University Press
2013

Speculative Japan 3
Kurodahan Press
2012

Tales of the Metropolis - Volume 3 of  Kaiki:Uncanny Tales from Japan
Selected by Higashi Masao
Preface by Robert Weinberg
Kurodahan Press
2012

Short Stories in Japanese
New Penguin Parallel Text
Michael Emmerich
Penguin
2011


Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs
Edited by Helen Mitsios
Cheng and Tsui
2011


Speculative Japan 2
Introduction by Darrell Schweitzer
Kurodahan Press
2011

More Stories by Japanese Women Writers
Edited by Kyoko Selden and Noriko Mizuta
M.E Sharpe
2011

Modanizumu: Modernist Fiction from Japan, 1913-1938
Editor William J. Tyler
Hawaii University Press
2008

Speculative Japan
Selected and Edited by Gene Van Troyer and Grania Davis
Kurodahan Press
2007

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature
From 1945 to the Present
Edited by J.Thomas Rimer and Van C.Gessel
Columbia University Press
2007

Inside and Other Short Fiction
Japanese Women by Japanese Women
Foreword by Ruth Ozeki
Kodansha
2006

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature
From Restoration to Occupation 1868-1945
Edited byJ.Thomas Rimer and Van C.Gessel
Columbia University Press
2005

Mother of Dreams
Portrayals of Women in Modern Japanese Fiction
Edited by Makoto Ueda
Kodansha
2004

Tokyo Fragments
Short Stories of Modern Tokyo
Translated by Giles Murray
IBC Publishing
2004

Tokyo Stories
A Literary Stroll
Edited and Translated by Lawrence Rogers
University of California Press
2002

The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories
Edited by John L.Apostolou and Martin H.Greenberg
Barricade Books
1997

Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories
Edited by Theodore W.Goossen
Oxford University Press
1997

Autumn Wind and Other Stories
Edited and Introduction by Lane Dunlop
Charles E.Tuttle
1994

Monkey Brain Sushi
New Tastes in Japanese Fiction
Edited and Introduction by Alfred Birnbaum
Kodansha
1991

New Japanese Voices
The Best Contemporary Fiction From Japan
Edited by Helen Mitsios Introduction by Jay McInerney
Grove Atlantic
1991

Seven Stories of Modern Japan
Edited by Leith Morton
Wild Peony
1991

Unmapped Territories
New Women's Fiction From Japan
Edited by Yukiko Tanaka
Women in Translation
1991

The Kyoto Collection: Stories from the Japanese
Edited by Tomoyoshi Genkawa and Bernard Susser
Niheisha, Osaka
1989

Murder in Japan
Edited by John L.Apostolou
Dembner Books
1987

A Late Chrysanthemum
Translated by Lane Dunlop
North Point Press
1986

The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath
Edited and Introduction by Oe Kenzaburo
Grove Atlantic
1985

Fire From the Ashes
Short Stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Edited by Oe Kenzaburo
Readers International
1985

The Showa Anthology
Modern Japanese Short Stories 1929-1984
Van C.Gessel & Tomone Matsumoto
Kodansha
1985

Stories by Contemporary Japanese Women Writers
Edited by Noriko Mizuta Lippit
M.E Sharpe
1982

Rabbits, Crabs, Etc, Stories by Japanese Women
Translated by Phyllis Birnbaum
Hawaii University Press
1982

The Catch and Other War Stories
Selected and Introduction by Shoichi Saeki
Kodansha
1981

Contemporary Japanese Literature (new edition by Cheng & Tsui)
An Anthology of Fiction, Film and Other Writing Since 1945
Edited by Howard Hibbett
Knopf
1977

The World of Japanese Fiction
Edited by Arthur Orcutt Lewis and Yoshinobu Hakutani
Dutton
1973

New Writing in Japan
Edited by Geoffrey Bownas and Yukio Mishima
Penguin Books
1972

Ukiyo: Stories of the Floating World of Post War Japan
Edited by Jay Gluck
Vanguard Press, New York
1963

Modern Japanese Stories
An Anthology
Edited by Ivan Morris
Charles E.Tuttle Co
1962

Modern Japanese Literature
From 1868 to the Present Day
Edited by Donald Keene
Grove Atlantic
1956

Anthology of Japanese Literature
From the Earliest Era to the Mid -Nineteenth Century
Edited by Donald Keene
Grove Atlantic
1955

Paulowina
Seven Stories from Contemporary Japanese Writers
Edited byTaketomo Torao and Introduction by John Erskine
Duffield & Co
1918