Daisuke Kikuchi

Daisuke Kikuchi is a staff writer at The Japan Times. When not trying to keep up with the country’s myriad music scenes, he is tracking current political trends.

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Fans converge on bookstores to snap up Haruki Murakami's latest work

Feb 24, 2017

Fans converge on bookstores to snap up Haruki Murakami's latest work

Harukists, the die-hard fans of Japan’s leading author, Haruki Murakami, gathered late at night Thursday in bookstores nationwide to purchase the writer’s long-awaited latest work, which went on sale as soon as the clock struck midnight. The book is titled “Kishidancho Goroshi” (“Killing Commendatore”). ...

'Father of Pac-Man,' Masaya Nakamura, dies at age 91

| Jan 30, 2017

'Father of Pac-Man,' Masaya Nakamura, dies at age 91

Masaya Nakamura, the founder of game developer and distributor Namco Ltd. and known as “the father of Pac-Man,” died Jan. 22, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. announced Monday via a corporate website. Nakamura was 91. The cause of death was not announced. After graduating in ...