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  • July 15, 2020
    There is some debate amongst academics about which work was the very first published newspaper novel, Shimbun Shosetsu, in Japan. Several are often mentioned, but some consider Torioi Omatsu Kaijo Shinwa, The New Martine Tales of Bird-Chasing Omatsu, by Hikosaku Kubota (1846-1898), published between 1877, and… Read more »
  • May 8, 2020
    A new edition of If I Were You… (moshimo watashi ga anata dattara) by the Naoki prize-winning author Kazufumi Shiraishi was published in Japan today… Read more »
  • March 11, 2020
    Kateigaho, one of Japan’s most loved and widely read monthly lifestyle and culture magazines, published by Sekaibunka Publishing Inc, has kicked off a new series… Read more »
  • January 24, 2020
    Can’t Write A Novel Without You, Kimi ga inaito shosetsu wa kakenai, a new 443-page novel by the Naoki prize-winning author Kazufumi Shiraishi, was released in hardback,… Read more »
  • August 1, 2019
    This summer hundreds of students in the United Kingdom have been sampling contemporary Japanese fiction, many for the very first time, as part of Broadening… Read more »
  • July 8, 2019
    A film adaptation of Lovers at the Crater (kakou no futari), a novel by the award-winning Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi, will be released nationally in… Read more »
  • July 1, 2019
    The recently launched series, Red Circle Minis, are now on sale at two important bookshops in Vienna, one located at Vienna University, the oldest university in… Read more »
  • June 14, 2019
    From today, all of the titles in the recently launched series, Red Circle Minis, are on sale at one of London’s most highly regarded independent… Read more »
  • May 20, 2019
    Red Circle Minis, the newly launched series of short Japanese books in English are, ‘beautiful pocket-sized slices of Japanese literature’ and ‘an incredible window into… Read more »
  • February 19, 2019
    Asahi Shimbun Publications, the book publishing arm of one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious national daily newspapers, released a tanko-bon, hardback, edition of The… Read more »
  • January 28, 2019
    In an article published on 28 January under the headline Bull market in bungaku highlights Japanese literary revival, the Nikkei Asia Review (the weekly English language… Read more »
  • January 26, 2019
    The Japan Times, Japan’s largest and oldest English language daily newspaper, has reviewed Stand-In Companion, a new work by the Naoki Prize-winning Japanese author Kazufumi Shiraishi. According… Read more »
  • January 11, 2019
    Kinokuniya’s flagship bookshop in Singapore, considered by many industry insiders as one of Asia’s best book retail outlets, has started a special in-store promotion for… Read more »
  • January 10, 2019
    All of the titles in the recently launched new series, Red Circle Minis, are on sale in Australia at Kinokuniya’s flagship bookshop in Sydney. Kinokuniya’s initial… Read more »
  • December 24, 2018
    In an exclusive interview with The Japan Times, Japan’s largest and oldest English language daily newspaper, Red Circle founders Koji Chikatani and Richard Nathan outline… Read more »
  • November 30, 2018
    All the titles in the newly launched series Red Circle Minis went on sale today at Books Kinokuniya Tokyo, the flagship store of one of Japan’s… Read more »
  • November 23, 2018
    Stand-In Companion, a new work by the Naoki Prize-winning Japanese author Kazufumi Shiraishi is being released today. This powerful short story is an important addition… Read more »
  • November 15, 2018
    The Uncanny Valley isn’t a work of fiction or science fiction or an article about how curious, weird and unknowable Japan is. Neither is it… Read more »
  • November 9, 2018
    Red Circle will publish the first three titles in its Red Circle Minis series this November. These Japanese short and compelling books (with the exception… Read more »
  • October 12, 2018
    In October two major Japanese publishers, Tokuma Shoten and Kadokawa, held a 60th birthday party for the Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi. In Japan 60th birthdays are… Read more »
Kazufumi Shiraishi Posted by Koji Chikatani