Haruki Murakami

Meiji-Taisho Era novelist Soseki becoming trendy across the world...
University students show the names of their favorite works of author Natsume Soseki during an international symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 18. (Hikaru Uchida)
Even almost 100 years after his death, novelist Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), who counts popular writer Haruki Murakami among his fans, is gaining new converts throughout the...
Haruki Murakami fans count down to midnight for release of new book
Readers show off their fresh-off-the-presses copies of Haruki Murakami's latest work, "Onna no inai otokotachi," which went on sale after the stroke of midnight on April 18 at the Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. (Louis Templado)
International best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami shows no signs of slowing his creative output, and lately, he even has been keeping his readers up late.
COMMENTARY/ The Hanshinkan Kid (5): Haruki Murakami's attachment...
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom along the the Shukugawa river in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on April 6. Haruki Murakami describes the river and a stone bridge over it in his essay “Rangeruhansu-to no Gogo" (Afternoon in the islets of Langerhans). (Provided by Koji Konishi)
Editor’s note: This is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW’s series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami and the fifth of Koji Konishi’s “The Hanshinkan Kid” ...
Haruki Murakami's taste for Galician-style octopus
Haruki Murakami is surrounded by high school students in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Provided by Rosalia de Castro school)
Editor's note: Shinji Inada, former Paris bureau chief of The Asahi Shimbun, originally wrote this article for The Asahi Shimbun Digital website to depict the literary and...
INTERVIEW/ Norihiro Kato: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' is an...
Norihiro Kato (Photo by Hiroshi Matsubara)
Editor's note: This interview is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
Haruki Murakami to publish short-story collection in April
Haruki Murakami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A collection of short stories by critically acclaimed novelist Haruki Murakami will be published April 18, Bungeishunju Ltd. announced March 14.
INTERVIEW/ Jay Rubin: Translator offers a peek into his life--and...
Jay Rubin, the translator of some of Haruki Murakami's best known works, in Tokyo in December 2013. (Louis Templado)
Editor's note: This interview is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
COMMENTARY/ The Hanshinkan Kid (4): Haruki Murakami’s love...
The library at the Abbey of Saint Gall in St. Gallen, Switzerland (Provided by Koji Konishi)
Editor’s note: This is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW’s series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami and the fourth of Koji Konishi’s “The Hanshinkan...
Haruki Murakami to rename town in short story after getting flak
Haruki Murakami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Literary giant Haruki Murakami wants to put things right with a municipality in Hokkaido over his insinuation that the townspeople are dangerous litterbugs.
Hokkaido town takes offense at description in Murakami short story
Haruki Murakami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NAKATONBETSU, Hokkaido--Town assembly members here say they are offended by the insinuation that Nakatonbetsu residents are dangerous litterbugs in the latest work by noted...
INTERVIEW/ Hiromi Shimada: Era of terror marks turning point in...
Hiromi Shimada (Photo by Hiroshi Matsubara)
Editor's note: This interview is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
DRAWER OF MEMORIES: Tokyo cafe is clearinghouse for all things...
Fans of Haruki Murakami gather regularly at the cafe Rokujigen, located in the Ogikubo neighborhood of Tokyo's Suginami Ward, to read and discuss their favorite writer. (Louis Templado)
Editor's note: This article is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami. The article is titled "Drawer of Memories," intended...
SYMPOSIUM: Haruki Murakami's hopes for 'East Asian cultural...
Yan Lianke, writer and professor of Renmin University, speaks during a symposium at Waseda University in Tokyo on Dec. 14. (Louis Templado)
Editor’s note: This article is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW’s series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami .
POINT OF VIEW/ HARUKI MURAKAMI: A path for souls to travel
Haruki Murakami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor’s note: Internationally celebrated novelist Haruki Murakami contributed a point of view on the bitter dispute over the Senkaku Islands to The Asahi Shimbun in...
INTERVIEW/ Michael Emmerich: Fans around the world reading Haruki...
American scholar Michael Emmerich in Tokyo on Dec. 13, 2013 (Louis Templado)
Editor's note: This interview is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
COMMENTARY/ The Hanshinkan Kid (3): Haruki Murakami a product of a ...
Koji Konishi, writer of this commentary, examines one of the wooden sake vats on display at the Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake, located in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, where several of Japan's largest sake breweries are concentrated. (Louis Templado)
Editor’s note: This is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW’s series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami and the third of Koji Konishi’s “The Hanshinkan Kid” ...
Haruki Murakami's themes of disaffected youth resonate with his...
A poster for the symposium designed by Deborah Masterson
With his themes of alienation and loneliness among urban youth, literary giant Haruki Murakami has won an army of fans across Asia as well as in his native Japan.
Haruki Murakami’s speech in Jerusalem stirred emotions among...
Munther Fahmi, a Palestinian who runs a bookstore in East Jerusalem (Yukie Yamao)
Editor's note: Yukie Yamao, Jerusalem bureau chief of The Asahi Shimbun, wrote this article as part of AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
INTERVIEW/ Kazuki Omori: Taking Haruki Murakami to the big screen
The interior of the bar Half Time in Kobe, with its vintage American pinball machine, served as a set for the movie version of "Hear the Wind Sing." (Louis  Templado)
Editor's note: This interview is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
DRAWER OF MEMORIES: On the culinary trail of Haruki Murakami
The Haruki Murakami-inspired “Noruwei no mori go-zen” (Norwegian Wood set) dinner prepared by request at Tsumiki, a restaurant in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. (Louis Templado)
Editor's note: This article is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami. The article is titled "Drawer of Memories," intended...