It’s Nobel season again, and Japanese author Haruki Murakami is being touted as the front-runner to win the […]
Haiku, the short Japanese poem now proliferating overseas, scarcely needs an introduction anymore. Its three great pillars, widely […]
A Japanese school board on Monday scrapped curbs on children’s access to an iconic anti-war comic, following criticism from those who saw the move as part of a trend to whitewash the country’s wartime misdeeds.
Hadashi No Gen (Barefoot Gen), about aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, was removed from libraries in Matsue city, reports The Guardian
The 10-volume manga series, Hadashi No Gen (Barefoot Gen), is based on author Keiji Nakazawa’s own experience, at the age of six, of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in which both his father and brother were killed.
Review of A True Novel by Minae Mizumura, trans. from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter and Ann […]