Is this the first great Tokyo novel by a non-Japanese writer?

Sep 24, 2016

Is this the first great Tokyo novel by a non-Japanese writer?

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Non-Japanese have written great books about Japan. Almost all of these masterpieces are nonfiction: essays, memoirs, monographs, histories, travel books. One might place, for example, Alan Booth’s “The Roads to Sata,” Donald Richie’s “Ozu,” Edward Seidensticker’s “Genji Days,” and Nicolas Bouvier’s “The Japanese Chronicles” ...

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

| Sep 21, 2016

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

Government data has showed new shinkansen routes have had a varying impact on land prices in areas along the lines. So-called standard land prices as of July 1, used as a benchmark for land transactions in Japan, went up again this year in areas ...