No kanji? No problem. Here’s a collection of top Japanese animated shows you can watch in English.
By Limarc Ambalina on May 18, 2018
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.
By Iain Maloney on April 9, 2018
Fuminori Nakamura was born in Nagoya in 1977 but has made Tokyo his home and muse in the decades since….
By Iain Maloney on March 16, 2018
When people think about Japanese science fiction, thoughts tend to swing towards manga, anime and live action movies. Gundam, Atom…
By Iain Maloney on February 16, 2018
With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.
By Joshua Meyer on January 16, 2018
This series tends to look back at Japanese literature that is already available in translation but seeing as this is…
By Iain Maloney on January 10, 2018
A free “Star Wars” exhibition opens this week in Tokyo to celebrate the saga’s latest episode while the franchise’s actors and directors open up about their personal connections to Japanese culture.
By Joshua Meyer on December 19, 2017
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
By Iain Maloney on December 11, 2017
It seems there is always a need in the market for a quirky, left-field Japanese novelist, and with the decline…
By Iain Maloney on November 13, 2017
When it comes to unsettling, chilling and often gruesome films, nothing quite matches the visceral nature of Japanese horror.
By Liam Carrigan on October 24, 2017
An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.
By Iain Maloney on October 12, 2017
A deep dive into the work of some of Japan’s greatest writers.