February 19, 2014
Storytelling, Cultural Spheres and the Senkaku Dilemma
By Jonathan DeHart
October 10, 2013
Nobel in Literature: Could This Be Haruki Murakami’s Year?
The Japanese author has been tipped to win often before. Will this be the year?
July 01, 2013
Indy Thai Literature Struggles to Find Its Voice
Bangkok may be World Book Capital for 2013, but support for independent bookstores and publishers lags.
May 08, 2013
Haruki Murakami Speaks in Kyoto, Deepens Spell on Japan
Haruki Murakami’s hold on Japan’s imagination is stronger than ever.
April 12, 2013
Haruki Murakami’s New Novel Hits Japan’s Bookstores Today
Japanese fans of literary superstar Haruki Murakami have been satiated today with his new novel.
February 19, 2013
Haruki Murakami’s New Novel Set for April
Bungeishunju has announced that Haruki Murakami’s next novel is slated for April. Diehard fans rejoice.
April 12, 2011
The Wait For Murakami's IQ84
The popular writer’s first English release in years is coming. Fans are likely already on the edge of their seats.
December 14, 2010
Norwegian Wood OK, and Pretty
Despite a tepid critical reception so far, people will go see the film adaptation of one of Japan’s most revered books.
October 09, 2010
The Murakami Factor
The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature went to Peruvian author Llosa. But Japan’s most celebrated contemporary writer must surely stand a chance in the future.