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Novels of Meiji Era great Natsume Soseki spread globally in 21st...
Novels written by Natsume Soseki that have been translated into other languages are seen at the library of the Japan Foundation. (Yusuke Takatsu)
One of the greatest writers in the history of modern Japan, Natsume Soseki has emerged as a worldwide presence in the 21st century with about 60 of his works being translated...
VOX POPULI: A battle of wills rages between the taxman and beer...
Patrons cool off at a beer garden in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
“Sakka no Sake” (novelist’s liquor) is a delightful book about some well-known authors’ “relationships” with liquor. The literary celebrities mentioned there...
Even grown-ups are still mad about dinosaurs
Dougal Dixon, author of the classic work “The New Dinosaurs.” (Photo: Ryusuke Hirai)
When 5-year-old Dougal Dixon first came across a dinosaur in a weekly comic book he was reading, there were few children's books on the subject in Scotland, where he was born...
Dogged research behind desire to write socially-conscious mysteries
Mayama plays the soundtrack from the film "The Last Samurai" in the background when writing his "Hagetaka" novels. (Photo: Yoshinori Toyomane)
Novelist Jin Mayama was at a Tokyo restaurant with more than 30 people from the publishing industry on the evening of Jan. 17. His novel "Corruptio," which depicts Japanese...
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