Monthly Archives: January 2013

J-Lit Giants: 7 – Haruki Murakami

Well, we’re rapidly approaching the (calendar-dictated) end of January in Japan, but before February sweeps us off the stage, there’s just enough time for one more J-Lit Giant to get up there and strut his stuff.  So, who gets the … Continue reading

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Nichi-Yōbi News: Week 4

January is drawing to a close, and sadly this is the penultimate Nichi-Yōbi News – January in Japan will be officially closed in next week’s edition 😦  But don’t despair – we still have a lot more J-Lit fun to … Continue reading

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J-Lit Giants: 6 – Kobo Abe

It’s Wednesday – and that means it must be time for another J-Lit Giant!  Gary, of The Parrish Lantern, is back again to introduce us to another great of Japanese literature – and after visiting the world of poetry in … Continue reading

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Nichi-Yōbi News: Week 3

Some of you may have caught last week’s discussion on the great Ten-Ten controversy (in the comments section of last Sunday’s post), and being the avid linguist I am, I googled a few things researched the matter thoroughly on your … Continue reading

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J-Lit Giants: 5 – Osamu Dazai

Today’s J-Lit Giants offering is another guest post, this time from Patrick.  Patrick is not a blogger, but he is on twitter (@ResearcherNo1), and he is a big J-Lit fan.  In his own words: “I was born and raised in … Continue reading

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Nichi-Yōbi News: Week 2

Well, it turns out that Momotarō was right to look away in disgust last week – it seems that my Japanese wasn’t quite as impressive as I’d hoped.  Matt of A Novel Approach informed me that the ten-ten (the little … Continue reading

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J-Lit Giants: 4 – Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

It’s time to praise another of those J-Lit Giants, and I’m especially happy to introduce today’s writer.  He’s a man who straddles both sides of the Kanto-Kansai divide and a writer who, while unwilling to write conventional endings, is very … Continue reading

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