Death and the Flower

Books / Reviews Aug 23, 2014

Death and the Flower

by Daniel Robson

When Koji Suzuki wrote "Ring," the novel behind the film that brought the J-horror genre to the world, he apparently had a baby in his lap, and he went on to write not only horror fiction but also parenting books. "Death and the Flower" ...

Ring

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Jun 28, 2014

Ring

by Stephen Mansfield

There is a long history of spooking the reader in Japan. The humid summer months are supposed to be alleviated by spine-chilling ghost stories and scary Edo Period dramas. But no particular season makes contemporary Japanese horror any less terrifying. ...

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

National Nov 4, 2013

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

Tohoku baseball fans flocked to special sales at department stores and other shops Monday to celebrate the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' first Japan Series championship. A day after the Eagles won the title in the club's ninth year, about 1,000 people braved the rain to ...