Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s Books Come to Life In This Exhibit at Chihiro Art Museum

Kyoto-born contemporary author Haruki Murakami is one of Japan’s most well-known novelists. His books blend both Japanese sensibilities with heavy influences using his fellow writers as muses specifically Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Franz Kafka. Despite the Western impact on his writing, he is beloved by audiences in Japan where his books have changed the…

9 of the Greatest Contemporary Japanese Novels

Do you love Japan’s unique culture? You know Japan is full of odd things that are different from the rest of the world – movies, music, and common values. And some of you may be familiar with modern Japanese literature. Whenever the term ‘Japanese novels’ are mentioned, people will think of Haruki Murakami, and maybe…

3 Universal Modern Japanese Authors

Many people are familiar with Manga in Japan as a way to tell stories, read up on news and even suggest for you to keep a good password! Those of us who love Japan may even enjoy reading Manga or watching animes, but there is another way to experience Japan on paper, through novels. Japanese…