Monthly Archives: January 2014

Golden Kin-Yōbi: 5 – Stone Bridge Press & Peter Owen Publishers

Welcome to the last Friday of January and the final Golden Kin-Yōbi for 2014!  While parting may be sweet sorrow, I’m trying to ease the pain a little with a very special post – today’s giveaway is a double 🙂Two … Continue reading

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Readalong Two: ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to the home page for the second of our two January in Japan readalongs 🙂  This time we’re looking at Haruki Murakami’s breakthrough novel, Norwegian Wood, and below you’ll find links to the reviews and thoughts of all the … Continue reading

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J-Lit Giants: 12 – Banana Yoshimoto

We’re back on Wednesday with the final J-Lit Giants induction for this January, and it may well be the most controversial so far.  While one definition of ‘giant’ might be a writer whose work shines out from among that of … Continue reading

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Guest Post – ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami (Review)

Today’s post is a break from the usual schedule as we play host to a guest review.  Jacqui (aka @JacquiWine on Twitter) has been a great supporter of January in Japan, and even though she doesn’t have a blog, she … Continue reading

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Nichi-Yōbi News: Week 4

January is fast moving towards its end, and there isn’t long to go for this year’s January in Japan (sigh…), but let’s not dwell on that – there’s still a lot going on for you to enjoy 🙂 *****A couple … Continue reading

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Golden Kin-Yōbi: 4 – Kurodahan Press

It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for another giveaway!  This week, it’s courtesy of Kurodahan Press, a great small publisher which has a mix of new translations and reissues of out-of-print books, both from Japan and elsewhere in … Continue reading

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J-Lit Giants: 11 – Kenzaburo Oe

It’s Wednesday again, which means that it’s time for another J-Lit Giant to be introduced, and it’s a big one today.  He’s one of just two Japanese writers to have been awarded the world’s highest literary honour, the Nobel Prize … Continue reading

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