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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.

June 12, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Kenzaburo Oe

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

May 8, 2017

9 Must-Read Books on Japanese History

Whether you’re new to the subject or are looking for more detail on an era or topic, here are nine books to get your Japanese history on.

April 10, 2017

Japanese Settings, International Themes: 14 Recommended Novels Set in Japan

Japan has long been a place of fascination and inspiration for writers from around the world. Here are 14 favorites.

March 3, 2017

8 Contemporary Japanese Novelists (Who Aren’t Haruki Murakami)

Can’t wait for the new Murakami to be translated? Here are eight other Japanese authors you could check out while you’re waiting for the next wild, wind-up, hardboiled sheep chronicle chase on the shore.