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Our Guide To Kōtarō Isaka

Before the release of the novel 'Bullet Train', we re-visit the thrilling mystery fiction of Kōtarō Isaka and enter t...

Top 5 Japanese Romance Novels

An exploration of Japan's finest romantic novels and the allure of this engrossing genre of fiction.

Top 5 Japanese 'Honkaku' Mystery Novels

After recent English translations, we examine Japan's take on classic Golden Age murder mystery fiction: honkaku nove...

Mono No Aware in Japanese Literature

A look at life's fleeting dance, awareness of transience and the impermanence of things in Japanese culture and liter...

Introducing Iyamisu: Japan’s ‘Eww Mystery’ Novels

A look at Japan's unique iyamisu 'eww mystery' novels, why they capture the human imagination, and see our favourite ...

Japanese Authors' Past Jobs show Value of Persistence

These Japanese writers' past lives remind us to never give up on our dreams, and show that literary success doesn't h...

Japanese Novellas: Bite-Sized Literary Brilliance

Read these jaw-dropping (translated) Japanese novellas, discover new authors, and fall in love with short storytelling.

Japanese Books You Need to Read in 2021

In a world where countless technological devices vie for our attention, time spent engrossed in the pages of a good b...

The Healing Power of Japanese Literature

A look at the remarkable atmosphere in Japanese books, what makes them so special, and why readers flock to them as a...

Magical Realism in Japanese Literature

Talking cats. Psychic powers. Characters with wings. These are things we don’t normally associate with real life. But...

Loneliness in Japanese Literature

Inspired by the recent success of Japanese authors, we examine how they use the theme of loneliness to shape their wo...

What to watch this weekend: Japanese-Books-Turned-Movies

Last month, we told you about some of our favorite Japanese-books-turned-movies. With the weekend right around the co...
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