So together they have set up Red Circle with the aim of bringing the works of some of Japan’s finest authors to a wider international public, while at the same time building their international reputations. In doing so, Richard and Koji are convinced that readers, no matter where they live, will be captivated and thrilled by the sheer brilliance and inventiveness of Red Circle authors.
The company’s select circle of authors is already established and well known in Japan. Indeed, many have won Japan’s main literary prizes, had their works adapted for film and television, and have had numerous titles included in the lists of bestsellers in Japan. Red Circle is now working very closely with them to build their careers, profiles and readership globally.
With this in mind, Red Circle is creating a network of international partnerships. These currently include collaborations with TranNet, Tokyo’s leading book translation company that has translated hundreds of titles from leading international and local publishers into Japanese, English and other languages; and Japanese Writers’ House, a highly regarded Tokyo-based literary agency.
Red Circle’s logo, which consists of two fused circles, drawn using a traditional Japanese calligraphy brush and ink, by each of the Company’s founders, reflects its approach and strategy of bringing together companies, organizations and individuals with a love of and fascination with contemporary Japanese creative writing.Red Circle has a number of new and exciting projects and international partnerships in the pipeline. If you would like to be kept informed about Red Circle and its projects please register here.
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