Haruki Murakami

LeVar Burton Reads “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)” by Rebecca Roanhorse

In Rebecca Roanhorse’s award winning story “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)”, a tour guide leads virtual reality “experiences” for …

Black Mirror

Hong Kong's Obscene Articles Tribunal under fire for classifying Murakami's literary work as 'indecent' | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

The latest novel by respected Japanese author Haruki Murakami was classified as “indecent” by the Obscene Articles Tribunal earlier this month, …

Hong Kong

Japanese still near top of rankings for life expectancy, 2017 figures show

Japanese remained near the top of the rankings of the world’s average life expectancy in 2017, as Hong Kong continued to dominate, welfare ministry …

Hong Kong

The best monsoon tables

From secret pop-ups to DIY brunches—try a new dining experience this season

Business (India)

Premises for Data Science Magical Realism

By Michael Heilman<p>Magical realism is a genre of storytelling that often involves impossible, absurd, magical things happening in ordinary situations. …


Mumbai Food: Pop-up in Parel to serve menu inspired by Haruki Murakami

An upcoming pop-up will serve up a menu inspired by the author and his musings<p>A moment from the Harry Potter-themed Muggles feast held in the city

Great Books

Tokyo, underground

Last week, seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were executed in Japan for, among other things, their role in a sarin gas attack in the Tokyo …


Books Podcast: Jay Rubin and the world of Japanese stories

In this week’s Spectator books podcast I’m talking to the distinguished scholar of Japanese literature Jay Rubin, editor of the new Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories. Many of us in the West know little of Japanese literature beyond, perhaps, Haruki Murakami, Yukio Mishima and perhaps Banana …


After Haruki Murakami novel was banned from book fair, here are five other Hong Kong cultural censorship controversies

One of the city’s annual literary highlights, the Hong Kong Book Fair, hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the weekend when the latest …

Hong Kong

Looking for Haruki Murakami’s novel Killing Commendatore? Don’t bother with Hong Kong Book Fair

Exhibitors at the ongoing Hong Kong Book Fair have been warned to keep popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s latest novel off the shelves or face …

Hong Kong

Japanese fiction isn't a genre — it's a goldmine

<i>Alex Dudok de Wit reviews The Penguin Book of Japanese 
Short Stories, ed Jay Rubin</i><p>If you don’t know much about Japanese literature, you’re in good company: nor does its best-known purveyor, Haruki Murakami. “I learned practically nothing about novelistic technique from my Japanese predecessors,” …


Haruki Murakami Strolls Through His Childhood Home After the Hanshin Earthquake

The Osaka region was struck by a 6.1 earthquake this week. Born in Kyoto, novelist Haruki Murakami grew up in the smaller cities between Kobe and …

Long-form Journalism

Haruki Murakami set to host a radio show on Tokyo FM this August

Arguably Japan's most popular (and beloved) author abroad, Haruki Murakami is also renowned for his love of jazz. In fact, music, and the genre in …


Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s novels include <i>Norwegian Wood</i>, <i>Kafka On The Shore,</i> <i>The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle</i>, <i>Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage</i> and</i> …


Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to host radio show

Famous Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami will soon turn his hand to radio, hosting a one-off show in which he will tell listeners about his passion …


Murakami to host special radio show about music, marathons

Tokyo, June 5 (IANS) Popular Japanese author Haruki Murakami is set to host a special radio show about music and marathons, his two big passions in …

Vinyl Records

Paperback Picks: Works by Haruki Murakami, Arundhati Roy and others

Among this week’s half-dozen Paperback Picks is a "romantic comedy" that won the Pulitzer Prize, and several collections of short stories.


Best places for shopping in Budapest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Communist officials from 20th century Hungary would probably be startled to see all the shopping opportunities that have emerged in Budapest in the past couple of decades.<p>From stately high-end porcelain and antique shops to mass markets full of bargains and fascinating people watching, …

European Travel

This is Ranbir Kapoor’s favourite workout

This is Ranbir Kapoor’s favourite workout<p>Getty Images<p>Ranbir Kapoor loves running. But because he hates the treadmill (who doesn’t?) he hits the …

Ranbir Kapoor

How Haruki Murakami’s Killing Commendatore Cover Came Together

Fans of the author Haruki Murakami crave his books for reasons that can be hard for them to articulate or even understand, much in the way that the …


Bryony Gordon's 'Eat, Drink, Run' is the breath of fresh air that running books needed

Despite what Nike billboards, film montages and Bodyform adverts may imply, running is disgusting. Addictive, life-enhancing, joyful, but utterly revolting. The snot, the chafing, the loose bowels, the blisters, the farts, the sweat marks and the bleeding nipples – it’s hardly a rose garden out …


The Ideal First Novel for 10 “Must Read” Authors

The list of “must read” authors is long, and differs depending on who you ask. But usually, the authors on these lists are (or were) pretty prolific, …


A Bacon Bookmark

Bacon. Cheese slices. A saw blade. Buttered broccoli. Librarians around the world lament the strangest food (and non-food) items their patrons have …


Critics’ Picks: The 20 Best Films of Cannes 2018

THR critics’ faves from the fest (below, in alphabetical order) included a tortured Polish romance, a Gaspar Noe shocker, a stunning Haruki Murakami …

Cannes Film Festival

The Film Comment Podcast: Cannes Day Nine

It’s Cannes, day nine! FC Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold is joined by Justin Chang, film critic for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>; Mara Gourd-Mercado, general …


Fantastic Fables: The 10 Best Magical Realism Novels of All Time

<b>* Magical Realism novels from classics to contemporaries</b> <b><br>* Modern myths and surrealist romances</b> <b><br>* Masterpieces of the genre from around the …


What Do You Hear: Yanny or Laurel?

Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor<p>Jeanna has been a part of Live Science since 2006, drawn to the site for its quirky character and thorough …

York University

In photos: The Daryaganj pavement that turns into a book lover’s paradise every Sunday

Every year, the Delhi Municipal Corporation orders the closure of the market on Sunday preceding Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day …


Globalization’s role in China-Japan relations

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Since the middle of 2017, China-Japan relations have been improving, but fundamental problems still exist and relations …

News (China)

Cat Profiles from Haruki Murakami’s Animal Shelter

<b>Georgie (male, tabby, six months old</b>)<p>Georgie is as close to a perfect kitten as you can get. He is curious, playful, quiet, and clever. If you’re around him long enough, Georgie will flop down in front of you. This is the sign for “rub my belly, please.” His previous owner went missing without a …

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