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YUKIO MISHIMA

A couple takes a commemorative photo in front of Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo on Monday, the final day before its closure for an undetermined period.
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2024
Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo beloved by famous writers temporarily closes
Hilltop Hotel closed for an undetermined period due to the run-down condition of its 87-year-old building.
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CULTURE / Books
May 15, 2022
Yukio Mishima's dark satire obscures the light of humanity
"Beautiful Star," a novel that the writer considered to be his masterpiece, is an absurd parody of society.
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 8, 2022
Exciting translations and books about Japan to bookmark for 2022
From Yoko Tawadau2019s u201cScattered All Over the Earthu201d to Sayaka Muratau2019s u201cLife Ceremony,u201d this yearu2019s new releases are sure to brighten up your 2022.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Nov 25, 2020
Japan Times 1970: Writer Yukio Mishima commits ritual suicide
100 YEARS AGO
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CULTURE / Books
Nov 21, 2020
A passion project that became a literary journey through Kyoto
u201cKyoto: A Literary Guide" was painstakingly collated by a group of friends whose dedication to studying the cityu2019s literary legacy spans 10 years.
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CULTURE / Film
Mar 26, 2020
'Mishima: The Last Debate': Careful revival of a battle of wits
It was the title match of the decade: the rumble in the academic jungle. On May 13, 1969, literary titan Yukio Mishima strutted onstage in front of a 1,000-strong audience at the University of Tokyo to debate with representatives of the All Campus Joint Struggle Committee, otherwise known as Zenkyoto.
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 25, 2020
Is Japan enjoying a new literary golden age?
The case for Yes
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CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Jan 3, 2020
Japanese Classics series: Vintage Classics gives timeless Japanese literature a look for the new decade
The new Japanese Classics series from Vintage Classics presents five seminal Japanese novels, from Junichiro Tanizaki to Yoko Ozawa, with stunning cover art by Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu.
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 2, 2020
An invisible baseball curves through Japanese literature
There's a long history of pivotal baseball anecdotes in Japanese literature, with well-known writers such as Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami incorporating their love of the game into their work.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Oct 26, 2019
'The Decay of the Angel': Overshadowed by the death of its author
In "The Decay of the Angel," Yukio Mishima concludes his "The Sea of Fertility" tetralogy with musings on modern Japan, the loss of beauty and old age.
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CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Sep 7, 2019
'Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist': The brain behind the coup
In "Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist," Andrew Rankin takes us to the less-visited corners of Mishima's complete works, the intellectual essays that were the fount for the ideas that played themselves out in his novels.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Sep 1, 2019
Making sense of the oppressiveness of summer in Japan
Japan has a venerable tradition of quirky and inventive means of escape from the oppression of summer, as well as from rigid social constraints and conventions. Some of them take distinctly weird forms. In Edogawa Ranpo's classic story, "The Stalker in the Attic" (1925), for example, the eccentric protagonist — as if a mosquito of tedium is buzzing inside his head — escapes from the boredom and constriction of his daily routine not by fleeing into wide, open spaces but by climbing into an even more constricted space, the closet of his apartment, and choosing to sleep there.
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CULTURE / Books
Aug 31, 2019
'Life for Sale': Yukio Mishima's comically psychedelic take on the adventure novel
"Life for Sale" u2014 first serialized in Weekly Playboy in 1968 u2014 was, for long years, dismissed as mere "entertainment." Yet the surprising bestseller is a terrific example of Mishima's fecund imagination at its most free-wheeling and unfettered best.
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CULTURE / Books
Aug 3, 2019
How Japan's modern literature came under Nietzsche's spell
To truly understand some of 20th-century Japan's most iconic literary works, you have to go back to ancient Greek tragedy and the "Dionysian" philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Aug 3, 2019
'Mishima: A Vision of the Void': Remembering a literary giant as he would have wanted
Marguerite Yourcenar's literary biography of Yukio Mishima delves into the enigmatic author as well as the social conditions that shaped his rise and fall.
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CULTURE / Books
Jul 6, 2019
Hot new Japan book releases for the sweltering summer
Time travel, yakuza, street photography and more feature in the best upcoming J-Lit releases for this summer (and beyond).
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
May 4, 2019
Come face to face with human mortality in Yukio Mishima's 'The Temple of Dawn' — review
A strange and uneven novel, Yukio Mishima's "The Temple of Dawn," the third volume in the "Sea of Fertility" tetralogy, is an elegy to the loss of pureness in the Japanese national spirit.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 27, 2019
Yukio Mishima’s attempt at personal branding comes to light in the rediscovered 'Star'
In "Star," Yukio Mishima confronts issues of celebrity, youth and aging in hypercharged and manically subjective first-person prose.
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CULTURE / Stage
Feb 12, 2019
'Kinkakuji': Staging a Japanese classic with a German twist
A new opera based on the quintessentially Japanese novel "Kinkakuji" is set to open in Tokyo following a premiere held not in Kyoto, where the famed golden pavilion of its title is to be found, but at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France.
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 1, 2019
Japan's most exciting book releases in 2019
2019's impressive lineup of books on Japan, include classic reprints, new fiction and studies of the nation's international relations.

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