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…