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  • 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 »
  • August 16, 2018
    A new major work by the Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi, who is known for penning deeply thoughtful books about love, life and the human… Read more »
  • June 20, 2018
    Stripped back to the essentials; compact but still complete; intelligently and stylishly packaged with quality shining through: These are traits that have been applied to… Read more »
  • May 19, 2018
    The Lightless Sea, Hikari no nai umi, by the Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi, is gaining momentum not just in Japan, but also in China,… Read more »
  • January 3, 2018
    While studying at Waseda University in Tokyo Haruki Murakami, probably the best known contemporary Japanese writer in the English speaking world, met his wife Yoko, while working in a record store and set up a jazz bar and coffee shop called Peter Cat. He and his wife ran… Read more »
  • January 3, 2018
    It took 36 years from the launch of Japan’s first western-style magazine in 1867, Seiyo-Zasshi (Western Magazine), for a magazine exclusively targeting Japanese women to be published. Katei-no-Tomo, The Family Friend, was launched in 1903 by Yoshikazu Hani (1880-1955) and his wife Motoko Hani (1873-1957)…. Read more »
  • January 1, 2018
    Japan’s two most prestigious literary prizes amongst the more than 500 prizes that are awarded each year in Japan for literature are probably the Akutagawa and the Naoki prizes. Both were set up in 1935, by Kan Kikuchi (1888-1948), when he was editor of Bungeishinju,… Read more »
  • November 22, 2017
    The award-winning author Kazufumi Shiraishi is very well known and highly regarded in Japan, his native country, where he has won major literary prizes, including… Read more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Shosetsu Shincho, one of Japan’s most highly regarded literary magazines, published the first instalment of the award-winning Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi’s latest work in… Read more »
  • August 18, 2017
    In early August Red Circle author Kazufumi Shiraishi’s novel, The Part of Me That Isn’t Broken Inside, topped Amazon’s chart of Hot New Releases in Japanese literature. The… Read more »
  • May 9, 2017
    HMV & BOOKS TOKYO, one of the best-known bookshops in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district, has launched a special in store promotion featuring the “10 Must-Read… Read more »
  • May 1, 2017
    The Part of Me That Isn’t Broken Inside by Kazufumi Shiraishi, the award-winning Japanese writer and member of the select group of authors Red Circle,… Read more »
  • March 22, 2017
    Did you know that the cat population of Japan surpassed dogs in October 2015 reaching 9 million? The number of cats in Japan is now… Read more »
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