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  • September 13, 2022
    Tatsuzo Ishikawa (1905-1985) won the inaugural Akutagawa Prize, one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, in 1935 for his novel Sobo  (蒼氓), a story about a group of Japanese farmers who plan to emigrate to Brazil and their experience at an immigration office in the… Read more »
  • February 9, 2022
    Asahi Shimbun Publications, the book publishing arm of one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious national daily newspapers, released a bunko-bon, paperback, edition of The… Read more »
  • September 1, 2021
    Last month Iwasaki Shoten, a highly regarded specialist Japanese children’s publisher founded in 1934, released a new beautifully illustrated children’s book by the Red Circle author… Read more »
  • June 4, 2021
    The Genies of Fountain Blue, Fauntenburu no majin tachi, by the multi prize-winning author Kazufumi Shiraishi, released in tanko-bon format in Japan last month by Shinchosha, is… Read more »
  • April 8, 2021
    Shosetsu Gendai (Contemporary Novels), a recently re-designed monthly magazine with a long and distinguished pedigree published by Japan’s largest publishing house Kodansha, launched Returning to… Read more »
  • December 8, 2020
    A new edition of Sit on The Grass, kusa ni suwaru, by the Naoki prize-winning author Kazufumi Shiraishi will be published in Japan next month by… Read more »
  • August 21, 2020
    Japan is sometimes referred to as the Robot Kingdom due to its large number of robots and its openness to new technologies including robotics. Japan has more industrial robots than most countries; and more Artificial Intelligence (AI) patents than any other, according to some OECD measures…. Read more »
  • 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 »
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