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Jan 4, 2018

Japanese novels enjoy growing popularity in China

Japanese novels are increasingly popular in China, with mainly young people showing interest in contemporary works by authors such as Keigo Higashino and Haruki Murakami. At one of the largest bookstores in Shanghai late last month half of the 10 best-selling foreign novels were Higashino's ...

In rare speech, novelist Murakami likens translating to a hobby

Apr 28, 2017

In rare speech, novelist Murakami likens translating to a hobby

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, an accomplished translator and author whose works have been rendered into different languages for readers around the world, said in Shibuya, Tokyo, on Thursday that translation is "almost in the realm of a hobby" for him. "I just find myself doing ...