Claiming they were being pushed to resign due to unfair personal evaluations, four employees at Amazon Japan have unionized.
At Frankfurt, look out for these hot titles from Japan, including Asia’s answer to Karl Ove Knausgaard, in the form of a lonely girl lost in the big city.
Discussions as the International Translation Day conference focused on how to sell more literary translations, with an emphasis on sales and marketing.
After snapping up most of Murakami’s latest book to thwart Amazon, Kinokuniya bookstore chain plans to try monopolizing more titles.
When Tsutaya Bookstores partnered with the Takeo Library, the result was a stunning building that left only enough money to stock it with cast off books.
With more than two million copies in print, Japanese comedian Naoki Matayoshi’s novel Spark is on track to be the bestselling Akutagawa Prize-winner ever.
Kate Ohara offers an overview of hot titles, authors and literary trends in Japan aimed at overseas agents and scouts on the prowl for book rights.
Kinokuniya, Japan’s largest bookstore chain, has purchased 90% of the print run of Haruki Murakami’s new book to encourage readers to go to physical store.
Operated by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers, the new Book & Bed capsule hotel in Tokyo ‘invites bibliophiles to sleep in the stacks’ of an actual bookstore.
Matt Alt explains how as video games evolved from simple amusements into a cinematic storytelling medium, translation became integral to the process.