North Asia & the Pacific: links to recent non-fiction reviews — Japan, Siberia, Pacific

True Crime Japan: Thieves, Rascals, Killers and Dope Heads; True Stories From a Japanese Courtroom by Paul Murphy is reviewed in the Japan Times.

Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style by W David Marx is reviewed in the LARB.

Gently to Nagasaki by Joy Kogawa is reviewed in Macleans and the National Post.

Me Against the World by Kazufumi Shiraishi is reviewed in the Japan Times.

Where the Jews Aren’t: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region by Masha Gessen is reviewed in Haaretz, Forward, the NYT.

Crusoe’s Island by Andrew Lambert is reviewed in the Guardian.