Author Mieko Kawakami imagines love reflecting the properties of light in her latest English release about the universality of loneliness.
Kris Kosaka, a resident of Japan since 1996, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. She is a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University in the Faculty of International Studies.
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The "Three Assassins" author skillfully plays with the thriller genre, mixing literary fiction with high-octane fun.
Shunmyo Masuno's book of compassionate teachings addresses those who find it difficult to relieve stress, specifically the people caught up in the busyness of corporate life.
Michael Bourdaghs compellingly shows how influential literary figure Natsume Soseki imbued his classic works with challenges to the constrictive, patriarchal systems of property control.
Geraldine Harcourt’s road to translating Yuko Tsushima’s stories parallels the writer’s artistic conceits: a fiercely independent woman determined to construct her own path.
Landscape artist Marc Peter Keane’s collection of essays experiments with form and offers practical observations as well as metaphysical musings.
Takuji Ichikawa’s novella presents a fully realized world within its short span, with connections and contrasts to our world that are at turns bold and subtle.
Besides the requisite recently deceased soul and guardian angel, “Colorful,” Eto Mori’s English-language debut released on July 20 from Counterpoint Press, offers a unique take on the reincarnation trope. Banned from the cycle of rebirth because of a “grave error” in his previous life, the ...
After a succession of young adult novels, Shikoku-based writer Suzanne Kamata returns to adult fiction with “The Baseball Widow,” out from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing on Oct. 5. Kamata weaves multiple narratives throughout a cross-cultural study of Japan and the United States. Bicultural marriage, returnee struggles, teenage ...
An award-winning author with four titles and two film credits under her belt, Ruth Ozeki’s greatest talent may be her ability to ask the right questions. Her fifth novel, "The Book of Form and Emptiness," demonstrates that her inquisitive side is still on point. The ...