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  • April 19, 2019
    A film adaptation of Just Only Love, a novel about complex modern relationships and unrequited love by the award-winning Red Circle author Mitsuyo Kakuta, was… Read more »
  • December 28, 2018
    Some nations have running in their blood. Japan is known for its discipline, long hours and endurance, as well as its respect for hard work…. Read more »
  • December 3, 2018
    The second book in the three volume new modernised edition of The Tale of Genji, often-described as the world’s first novel, adapted and translated for a… 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 »
  • January 3, 2018
    Many of Japan’s literary prizes were set up by publishers or have links to publishing companies. The two most prestigious prizes: the Akutagawa Prize and the Naoki Prize were both set up by Kan Kikuchi the founder of Bungeishinju, one of Japan’s leading magazines. The Noma… 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 15, 2017
    Another film adaptation of a bestselling Mitsuyo Kakuta’s novel has been released in Japan to critical acclaim. The Moon and Lightning (Tsuki to kaminari) by… Read more »
  • September 18, 2017
    The first volume of a three volume new edition of The Tale of Genji, often-described as the world’s first novel, adapted and translated into a… Read more »
  • September 2, 2017
    The amazing success of Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding, published in 1996 in book format is said to have given birth to the genre… Read more »
  • March 28, 2017
    Mitsuyo Kakuta, one of Japan’s best and most widely read authors and part of the select author group Red Circle, is featured on the March… 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 »
  • March 8, 2017
    Readers, editors and publishers are opening their eyes to fiction in translation. For the first time in the United Kingdom, translated literary fiction is outselling… Read more »
Mitsuyo Kakuta Posted by Koji Chikatani