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July 13, 2018

Kills, Thrills, Love and Loss: New Titles from Japan Make Great Summer Reads

Intriguing titles and exclusive adventures all from Japan and all in your hands with this year’s GaijinPot summer reading list.

April 9, 2018

Great Japanese Writers: Ryu Murakami

From enfant terrible of the Japanese literary scene to master of its dark arts, Ryu Murakami’s sinister world and black humor have been delighting readers for more than four decades.

Great Japanese Writers: Fuminori Nakamura
March 16, 2018

Great Japanese Writers: Fuminori Nakamura

Fuminori Nakamura was born in Nagoya in 1977 but has made Tokyo his home and muse in the decades since….

February 28, 2018

Hafu2Hafu Project Creator Answers Questions on Half-Japanese Identity

Gaijin across the board have strong opinions about the word “hafu,” but do they have enough perspective to comment so fervently about it?

February 16, 2018

Discovery: 5 Japanese Science Fiction Authors

When people think about Japanese science fiction, thoughts tend to swing towards manga, anime and live action movies. Gundam, Atom…

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 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

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 12, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro: Time Out of Mind

An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.

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 10, 2017

The Pure Land: 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside Tokyo

In Japan, the city of Tokyo seems to get all the attention as a setting in novels, but there are rich veins of fiction to mine if you’re interested in stories set outside the megalopolis.

July 12, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Yukio Mishima

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

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