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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 24, 2017

5 Japanese Horror Movies You Must Watch, Part 2

When it comes to unsettling, chilling and often gruesome films, nothing quite matches the visceral nature of Japanese horror.

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.

June 12, 2017

Great Japanese Writers: Kenzaburo Oe

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

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.