One Peace Books to Release Five Books in the US This Fall

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Based in New York, and backed by two successful publishers in Japan, One Peace Books will release five new titles in September.

One Peace Books announces the forthcoming US publication of five books: Love & Free, The World's Easiest Astronomy Book, So I Need to Lose 15 Pounds, Treedom, and Live with Meaning. Die With Passion. These titles will be available nationwide of September 1, 2009.

Previously published in Japan, the One Peace Fall list includes several Japanese best-sellers and titles that have met with great critical acclaim in Japan:

Love & Free (One Peace Books, ISBN: 978-0-9785084-7-0, $24.95, Paper, 320 pages, 176 color photos) is the record of one young man who falls in love, gets hitched, and throws everything out the window to take his newlywed bride on a two year journey around the world. Love & Free, words and photography, is by Ayumu Takahashi, an author whose accumulated works have sold well over a million copies in Japan.

The World's Easiest Astronomy Book, (One Peace Books, ISBN: 978-0-9785084-4-9, $12.95, Paper, 120 pages, 45 illustrations), written by Hitoshi Nakagawa, a former Aerospace Development Specialist turned high school teacher, tackles complex questions about space, the universe, and beyond. A Japanese best-seller, The World's Easiest Astronomy Book ranked nineteenth place in the "most popular book" category at Kinokuniya, one of the major bookstores in Japan

So I Need to Lose 15 pounds (One Peace Books, ISBN: 978-0-9785084-3-2, $12.95, Paper, 176 pages, 160 illustrations) tackles the all-too-serious subject of weight loss with a lighthearted twist. So I Need to Lose 15 Pounds is written and illustrated by Shiho Torii, a well-known author and illustrator of numerous health and beauty books. Torii's blog is ranked the number one most-visited illustration blog in Japan.

Treedom (One Peace Books, ISBN: 978-0-9785084-6-3 $24.95, Hardcover, 160 pages, 110 photos, 55 min. DVD included) explains and illuminates the tree house lifestyle. With its emotionally-charged photography and eloquent prose, Treedom is the story of Japan's foremost master tree house creator, Takashi Kobayashi, who has been featured in the New York Times and is regarded as Japan's foremost tree house builder.

Live with Meaning. Die with Passion. (One Peace Books, ISBN: 978-0-9785084-5-6, $19.95, Hardcover, 160 pages, 53 photos) shares a philosophy for life explored by Fumitada Naoe, a man who took himself from the depths of an Taiwanese shanty town's poverty, to the heights of success in one of the world's most economically powerful nations. Author Fumitada Naoe has been featured in popular primetime TV shows on all major Japanese networks, such as: NHK's "Today's Close Up," Asahi TV's "Super J Channel," Fuji TV's "Stamen."

Based in New York, One Peace Books ( specializes in publishing visually-compelling motivational literature. Backed by two successful publishers in Japan, One Peace Books endeavors to publish literature for global readership, and is committed to its core belief that quality literature should not be limited by borders or race, but should reach people all over the world. One Peace titles are distributed to the trade by BluSky Media Group (

For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875


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