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All-Time Famous Japanese Writers You Should Know

by Zoria Petkoska Japan’s literary tradition stretches centuries back to the “Tale of Genji” (Genji Monogatari), the first Japanese novel, published in the early 11th century. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, it also shows women writers have been the pioneers of literature in Japan, elevating the Japanese language in the process. In those times, classical Chinese…

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…