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  • October 25, 2023
    The first, 322-page, volume of a new eight-volume paperback edition of The Tale of Genji, often-described as the world’s first novel, adapted and translated into modern… Read more »
  • June 14, 2023
    Genie TV in South Korea has launched a new television series based on the award-winning Japanese author Mitsuyo Kakuta’s 2012 novel Paper Moon, Kami no… Read more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • February 25, 2021
    Since the end of last year, during the height of the pandemic and even though Japan had declared its second state of emergency in early… Read more »
  • July 20, 2020
    This weekend the Yomiuri Shimbun, started publishing daily instalments of Mitsuyo Kakuta’s latest novel, The Talents (Taranto), in its morning edition. The first major new work… 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 »
  • March 4, 2020
    Mitsuyo Kakuta, the prolific and popular Japanese author has done it again. Last week, the much anticipated third and final volume of her newly adapted… Read more »
  • July 19, 2019
    Is it necessary, really, to learn how to read a film?’ asks the seminal book on film studies, How To Read a Film, in the… Read more »
  • 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
    S ome nations have running in their blood. Japan is known for its discipline, long hours and endurance, as well as its respect for hard… 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 »
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