December 16, 2012
Donald Keene, the highly admired Japanologist, returned to Japan in September 2011 to live out his twilight years in the country that provided the backdrop to his life.
November 08, 2012
PARIS--A close friend of Mo Yan, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, serves on the academy responsible for the selection process, Sweden's public broadcaster...
October 12, 2012
Writer Mo Yan has skillfully portrayed the reality of modern China in a career shaped by the social upheaval of the country's Cultural Revolution and in works drawing on his...
October 11, 2012
STOCKHOLM--Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Oct. 11, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award,...
October 10, 2012
A prestigious award has honored Haruki Murakami, author of globally successful novels "1Q84" and "Norwegian Wood," for helping to foster international understanding.
April 17, 2012
In 1940, the Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene came across an English translation of the acclaimed 11th-century Japanese novel “Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji)...
March 01, 2012
No strings attached
February 02, 2012
"Heike Monogatari," which in translation is titled "The Tale of Heike," starts off thus: "The sound of the Gion Shoja bells echoes the impermanence of all things." But is it a...
January 21, 2012
NEW YORK--Keigo Higashino’s novel “The Devotion of Suspect X” has been shortlisted as one of the best mystery novels in 2011 by the judges of the prestigious Edgar Awards.
November 12, 2011
"One Year Later," a collection of literary works by Japanese authors on the Great East Japan Earthquake, will be released by publishing houses in the United States, Britain and ...
November 06, 2011
U.S. novelist Pearl Buck (1892-1973) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938 for "The Good Earth," which was set in China.
October 28, 2011
Famed scholar and Japanologist Donald Keene has donated 600 books from his vast collection to the central municipal library of Tokyo's Kita Ward.
October 14, 2011
In Taiwan, there is the phrase “Very Murakami.” In China, there is “Absolutely Murakami.”
October 11, 2011
An 83-year-old pub owner believed to have been the inspiration for the model in the popular short novel "Merry Christmas" by famed fiction writer Osamu Dazai is celebrating her ...
October 10, 2011
Novelists Setsuko Tsumura and Akira Yoshimura had a tacit agreement throughout their 53 years of married life.
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