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KAZUO ISHIGURO

Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 12, 2023
Kazuo Ishiguro discusses remake of iconic Kurosawa film 'Ikiru'
In adapting a story about a Japanese official, the Nobel laureate had to dive into what it means to be British.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 4, 2023
‘I don’t take a single second for granted’: Asian and Asian American nominees on the Oscars
It was a record year for actors, but directors, musicians and other artists of Asian descent are also up for statuettes. We asked many of the contenders to reflect on their work.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 20, 2021
In ‘Klara and the Sun,’ Kazuo Ishiguro questions what it means to be human
There’s a moment in “Klara and the Sun,” Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017, in which the protagonist, Klara, and another character, The Father, are discussing whether artificial intelligence may ever fully replicate what it means to be human. The Father is skeptical, and likens the human heart to a house with many rooms: “‘But then suppose you stepped into one of those rooms’ he said, ‘and discovered another room within it. And inside that room, another room still. Rooms within rooms within rooms.’” Klara — herself an AF (artificial friend) — disagrees, and thinks there must be a limit, a point where every aspect of a person can be understood.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2017
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro accepts Nobel Prize, recounts its meaning in Nagasaki
Japan-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, author of the 1989 Man Booker Prize-winning "The Remains of the Day," received the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature on Sunday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Oct 16, 2017
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in literature
The Swedish Academy is awarding this year's Nobel Prize in literature to Nagasaki-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 23, 2015
Novelist Ishiguro's notes and works head to Texas library
The sweeping archives of award-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro will be heading to a University of Texas research library, including a discarded opening chapter for his best-known book, "The Remains of the Day," the university said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Mar 7, 2015
An Artist of the Floating World
Released in 1986, this relatively short novel is dense with ideas and possibilities. Set in Japan in the late 1940s, the story is narrated by Masuji Ono, a celebrated painter who once created propaganda for the Imperial Army. He now finds himself labeled a traitor by the younger generation, a reputation that threatens to derail his youngest daughter's forthcoming marriage.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 7, 2015
The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel, "The Buried Giant," is his best book to date. It's a masterpiece of refined storytelling shot through with deep empathy.

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