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Murakami Book Club Begins “Wind Up Bird Chronicle”

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Join Publishing Perspectives’ online book club covering the works of Haruki Murkami as we discuss The Wind Up Bird Chronicle.

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Hi Opens to the Public: Writing for Moderns

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Porter Anderson sets up the #EtherIssue discussion with a look at Craig Mod’s new release, Hi, and other young publishing-related companies.

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Popular Japanese Books Remain Hot Properties Throughout Asia

Keigo Higashino, Japan's bestseller machine, is popular across Asia

Popular Japanese authors such as Keigo Higashino and Kotaro Isaka, and prize-winners, are being translated quickly and sold in South Korea, China and Taiwan.

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The Love Lives of Japanese Literary Giants Get Manga-ized

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The latest popular trend in manga looks at the sometimes unconventional romances and culinary habits of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

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Why Do Americans Shun European Comics?

Tin Tin is one of relatively few BD widely known, but not necessarily read, in the United States.

Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why?

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Have Murakami’s Novels Eased Political Tension in East Asia?

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A journalist argues that ‘Murakami’s literary works have emerged as a great cultural asset that contributes to stability’ between Japan and South Korea.

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Will Manga Sell in India and Other Nontraditional Markets?


US manga titan Viz Media is seeking growth in non-traditional manga markets and is launching its first list in India, after starting in the Philippines this year. Will it work?

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Japan’s Discover 21: In Frankfurt to Go Farther

Tokyo's Discover 21 President Yumiko Hoshiba and Executive Editorial Director Hiroyoshi Fujita are looking for international expansion in Frankfurt this week. The cover of their catalog is themed on one of their recent additions for the children's market, Isaac the Bully, by Eri Sonoda.

Tokyo-based Discover 21 is taking its catalog on the road this week in Frankfurt, looking for chances to rebalance an import-export gap in Japan’s literature.

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Japanese 20-yr-olds Favor Print, Septuagenarians Like Digital: Why?

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A new survey of Japanese readers shows seniors are more open to young people to using electronic books. We explore the reasons why this may be.

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When Novelists Translate: David Mitchell and “The Reason I Jump”

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Author David Mitchell and his wife K.A. Yoshida have translated the Japanese memoir The Reason I Jump into English, by then 13-year-old autistic Naoki Higashida.

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