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February 16, 2018

Discovery: 5 Japanese Science Fiction Authors

February 5, 2018

Winter Tour: Strolling and Snowshoeing Through Gifu’s Hidden Spots

Northern Gifu has much to offer in winter. Let Satoyama Experience guide you through the streets and hills of Hida-Furukawa in this winter wonderland.

January 19, 2018

The Only Gaijin the Village: New Year’s Day

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

January 10, 2018

New Year, New Books: Japanese Literature for 2018

This series tends to look back at Japanese literature that is already available in translation but seeing as this is…

December 22, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Paint it Black

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

December 11, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Miyuki Miyabe

Enjoy genre-jumping with this popular author who has written across science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, children’s fiction, young adult, fantasy, crime, thriller and horror

November 17, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Happy When it Rains

In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

Great Japanese Writers Hiromi Kawakami
November 13, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Hiromi Kawakami

It seems there is always a need in the market for a quirky, left-field Japanese novelist, and with the decline…

October 20, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Wuthering Heights

In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

October 12, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro: Time Out of Mind

An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.

September 22, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Look into a Glass Onion

The latest chapter! “Women can be stupid, too — don’t get me wrong. I’m an equal opportunities misanthropist — it’s just that men: we do it so well. At full force.”

Great Japanese Writers Shusaku Endo
September 13, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Shusaku Endo

A deep dive into the work of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

August 18, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Exterminator!

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

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