Mitsuyo Kakuta

9 Must-Read Contemporary Japanese Novels

Japan has what some people claim to be a unique culture. The country has a long and great history and traditions that have stood the test of time. Not only that, but many subcultures are quite unique in Japan, too, attracting a lot of attention from other countries. These include movies, music, and even typical…

Meet 3 of Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Writers

Japanese literature is indeed prolific in literary traditions spanning two millennia of writing. Some of Japan’s post-world war writers are Nobel Prize laureates for literature, i.e. Yasunari Kawabata (1968) and Kenzaburo Oe (1994). lamesilladenoche.blogspot.com/ One of the most celebrated female novelists in Japan is Lady Murasaki, author of the most important literary treasures of the…

Japanese Female Writers, Highlight of the Paris Book Fair

Although France and Japan were foes during the World War II, Japan’s influence on France is undeniable–from pop culture to literature. This March 2015, three celebrated Japanese women writers who go by the name of Ekuni Kaori, Kakuta Mitsuyo, and Wataya Risa shared their thoughts about creative writing and some issues in the sphere of…