My local bookshop surprised me with this great collection of titles about Scandinavian design, food, and culture. I like the way they promote our environmentally- friendly "slow" way of life, with more family time and less pressure. On display are books in Japanese about everything from IKEA to "Scandinavia: The Coffee Shop Heaven".
The sign in the middle could have been designed with more flair, but I like the message: Now is the Scandinavian Boom.
I should also recommend my friends Peo & Satoko Ekberg's book (in Japanese) about recycling, called Uchi Eco Nyuumon (Introduction to an Ecological Home).
Nice interview with them in The Japan Times: Pair share eco-friendly role model goals