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  • September 1, 2021
    In 1966 The Beatles gave a milestone concert at Japan’s martial arts arena the Budokan in Tokyo, cementing Japan’s fascination with and long lasting love of the British pop group. The Beatles were in fact the first such group to perform at the venue and… Read more »
  • August 6, 2021
    The narrative of nuclear war began on 6 August 1945 and the term Atomic Bomb Literature, Genbaku Bungaku, started being used widely from the 1960s… 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 »
  • December 18, 2020
    Lasting influence, the power or capacity of causing an effect indirectly or directly in others, is a powerful and elusive trait that some individuals possess… Read more »
  • December 14, 2020
    One Love Chigusa, a newly commissioned work by one of Japan’s most renowned authors, Japan’s Man of Mystery, Soji Shimada, published in August in English… Read more »
  • August 26, 2020
    Red Circle Authors is arranging an international blog tour for a new work by Soji Shimada Japan’s master of the postmodern whodunnit and one of its most famous… 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 »
  • August 6, 2020
    One Love Chigusa, a new work by one of Japan’s most renowned authors Soji Shimada published today is a tale of obsessive love in a… Read more »
  • August 3, 2020
    Takuji Ichikawa and Soji Shimada two members of Red Circle, the curated group of award-winning Japanese writers, have joined other renowned Japanese authors contributing newly… Read more »
  • July 7, 2020
    One Love Chigusa, a new work by one of Japan’s most renowned authors Soji Shimada, will be published on 6 August 2020 by Red Circle…. Read more »
  • January 29, 2020
    The generation of Japanese authors that grew up in the 1960s, including some internationally renowned names like Kiyoshi Kasai, Haruki Murakami, Kenji Nakagami, Masahiko Shimada, Soji Shimada and Genichiro Takahashi, are sometimes referred to by academics as Japan’s first postmodern authors.They were all born after… Read more »
  • January 6, 2020
    The English edition, published in June last year, of Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada, translated by Louise Heal Kawai, has been chosen… Read more »
  • December 5, 2019
    The award-winning author Soji Shimada is very well known and highly regarded in Japan, his native country, where he has won the prestigious Japan Mystery… Read more »
  • November 5, 2019
    Red Circle, the curated group of award-winning Japanese writers, has published an extensive interview in English with the prolific Japanese author Soji Shimada, the master… Read more »
  • October 21, 2019
    Soji Shimada the master of the postmodern whodunnit who originally wanted to become a painter but turned instead to reinventing the art of mystery writing,… Read more »
  • December 5, 2018
    During most weekdays more people pass through Tokyo’s busiest station than live in Paris. The figures are staggering. Of the 50 busiest stations in the… 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 »
  • September 18, 2018
    When Rugby, the all-out macho sport of the elite, officially arrived on Japanese shores in the 1890s, the country was experiencing a revolution-like period of… 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 »
Soji Shimada Posted by Richard Nathan