Haruki Murakami's new essay hits bookstores, bypassing online venders

National Sep 10, 2015

Haruki Murakami's new essay hits bookstores, bypassing online venders

A new essay by novelist Haruki Murakami hit bookstores across Japan on Thursday straight from the publisher under an arrangement aimed at helping businesses fight off the onslaught from online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc. Kinokuniya Co., a Tokyo-based bookstore operator, directly bought 90 percent ...

Kinokuniya revamps foreign books section

Business / Corporate May 29, 2014

Kinokuniya revamps foreign books section

by Magdalena Osumi

One of Tokyo's largest bookstores relaunched its foreign books section Thursday after doubling its capacity and offering what it says is the largest selection of non-Japanese titles available nationwide. The Takashimaya Times Square branch of Kinokuniya Co. near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo offers about 120,000 ...