Japanese literature

Want to Learn About Some of Japan’s Famous Classic Writers? Watch This Anime!

William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are just some of the most widely acclaimed classic authors. Literature is an essential part of a country’s culture, and Japan is also known for its diverse literary heritage. Unfortunately, people today prefer to watch television or play video games instead of reading books. While…

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…

3 Lesser Known Contemporary Japanese Authors Every Reader Should Check Out

Any fan of Japanese fiction will know the big names of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, and Kenzaburo Oe. However, the following are three contemporary Japanese authors that you may want to check out if you would like a taste of what’s hot in the Nihon literary scene today. Ikeido Jun   If you are interested…

Two Must–Read Japanese Mystery Novels

Reading novels can take you to a whole different world. It especially seems so in Japan, where you can even see people who are unable to put their books down reading while they walk down the street. You can read almost anywhere, and there is so much to choose from. If you are looking for…

Nastume Soseki: The Greatest Influencer on Japanese Literature

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, chances are you will have heard of Natsume Soseki (夏目漱石). Working during the Meiji period, Soseki was popular both in his own era and this popularity continues to the present day. In fact, in recent years Soseki has been more popular than ever, with Haruki Murakami citing…