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Takeo Arishima: the Great Socialist Writer with a Tumultuous Life

In the Taisho period (early 20th century) there was a famous writer who went by the name of Takeo Arishima. Besides being a writer, he was also known for dividing his land amongst peasants and allowing them to farm and make a good living without requiring them to pay any rent. This beloved man now…

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…

3 Japanese Writers you should know

If you do not have a chance to visit Japan often, there is another way of indulging into the culture, if you are not that much into manga and anime. Postwar literature is the best way to meet real Japan, without stereotypes like samurais, schoolgirls, or anime. There are plenty of Japanese authors, whose work…