The Dutch writer’s follow-up to his 2005 memoir offers insight into Japan’s economic, political and cultural changes between 1950 to the present.
Photojournalist and author Stephen Mansfield's work has appeared in over 70 publications worldwide, on subjects ranging from conflict in the Middle East to cultural analysis, interviews and book reviews. A longtime Japan Times contributor, his latest book is "Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space & Environment."
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Junichiro Tanizaki’s final novel is a tragicomic tale about a man coming to terms with his ailing body and uncontrollable libido.
This anthology of short stories may tend toward the morally dubious, but it’s a solid introduction to literary masters of the 20th century.
Tan Twan Eng’s evocative novel about loss, art and memory was shortlisted for a Man Booker Prize in 2012.
Chiyo Uno’s semi-autobiographical novel captures the spirit of a woman unrestrained by social norms.
Published in 1985, John David Morley’s “Pictures from the Water Trade” foreshadowed contemporary methods and approaches to travel writing about Japan.
Roger Pulvers’ “Peaceful Circumstances” is a coming-of-age novel about a young woman at a time when the world is rapidly unraveling.
Travel writing can change your life, or at least nudge it in a different direction. In these troubled times, it can also console and inspire.
A.L. Sadler examines in minute detail the origins of tea drinking and the rich and complex components of its ritualization.
COVID-19 has put a pause on travel, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan. The Japan Times’ Escape page regulars write about where they want to go in Japan once we see the back of COVID-19.