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Japan’s Waseda Univ. Awards 2 Writers Who ‘Crossed Border’ between Genres, Languages
Waseda University announced that this year’s Tsubouchi Shoyo Award went to writer Natsuki Ikezawa, w...
November 26, 2023
Japanese Students Prefer Reading Novels on Physical Books; E-books Better for Reading Manga
Elementary, junior high and high school students who have used e-books tend to find novels, illustra...
October 28, 2023
For Author Haruki Murakami, Reading Fiction Helps Us ‘See through Lies’ in a World Divided by Walls
OVIEDO, Spain (AP) — For Japanese author Haruki Murakami, the bloody conflict in the Gaza Strip is a...
October 21, 2023
Spain’s Royals Honor Asturias Prize Winners, including Haruki Murakami
OVIEDO, Spain (AP) — American actor Meryl Streep on Friday received Spain’s prestigious Princess of ...
October 21, 2023
Japan Writers Conference turns new page in 17th year
Like a good book passed around and reinterpreted over the years, the Japan Writers Conference has be...
October 8, 2023
‘Oldest’ Japanese Text on Western Science Unearthed in German Library
A translation believed to be the oldest Japanese-language text on Western science has been discovere...
September 26, 2023
‘Bonobono’ Mangaka Publishes Picture Book Featuring Beloved Characters
The adorable sea otter from the manga “Bonobono” can now be seen in a new picture book featuring cha...
August 27, 2023
‘Official Supplementary’ to Abe Memoir To Hit Shelves Aug. 9
An official follow-up tome to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s memoir is set to hit the shelves We...
August 6, 2023
Bound to Please / Hayabusa2 Took a Pinch of Ryugu; a Novelist Imagines Taking Tons of It
Call me irrational, but as a resident of Japan I have somewhat proprietary feelings about the astero...
June 29, 2023
Japan’s Nobel Laureate Satoshi Omura Takes Presidency of Nihon Essayist Club
Nobel laureate Satoshi Omura took over the presidency of the Nihon Essayist Club on Monday in Tokyo,...
June 27, 2023
Novelist Kanako Nishi Shares Her Story of Battling Cancer
Novelist Kanako Nishi, who received the prestigious Naoki Award, has recently published her first no...
June 22, 2023
Japan Author Haruki Murakami Wins Spain’s Prestigious Award
PARIS, May 24 (Jiji Press) — Renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has won this year’s Princess o...
May 25, 2023
Haruki Murakami Resurrects Old Story in Latest Novel
Last month saw the release in Japan of acclaimed author Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, “Machi to So...
May 18, 2023
French Author: Reading Helps Us Understand People Different from Ourselves
Clara Dupont-Monod, who won the first Choix Goncourt du Japon prize with her novel “S’adapter,” spok...
May 11, 2023
Haruki Murakami’s 1st novel in 6 years goes on sale in Japan
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s first full-length novel in around si...
April 13, 2023
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