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Author - Will Harris

The Keshiki Series: New Voices from Japan (Part 1)

Eight chapbooks, each containing a tale (or tales) of around thirty or forty pages, all by Japanese authors of varying successes that you may not have heard of. If you have, here is more of what you already love. If you have not, these books are a wonderful treat indeed: a glimpse into the styles, themes, and stories that these writers’ minds are bursting with. Here...

Review: Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami | Translated by Philip Gabriel Most established authors become known for their tropes, be they genre, theme, character type, or writing style. For Murakami, his tropes are his events. Read enough of his works (whilst listening to a few old jazz records) and the lines between them start to blur. You may come to ask yourself...

slum wolf

Why you Should Read Slum Wolf by Tadao Tsuge

In the wake of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan suffered change after change; reeling from its losses, struggling to deal with its shame, fighting to rebuild its economy and its strength. This was a truly dark time for a nation that had lost its occupation of Taiwan and Korea, and was now to be occupied itself by the US until 1952. Fast-forward to the...

japanese cat book

Review: If Cats Disappeared from the World

Genki Kawamura | Translated by Eric Selland When reaching for a piece of Japanese fiction, be it novel, manga, or anime, there’s a 50% chance that you’ll find a cat on the cover, a cat in the title, a feline protagonist, or a story chock full of cat-related shenanigans. While in the west we proudly label the dog as man’s best friend, in Japan it is undeniably the cat...

Taipei Eats Food Tour

Explore the Food Capital of Asia with Taipei Eats Food Tours

Our first food tour was in Osaka, Japan. The experience proved to be the most exciting and detailed way of getting to know the culture of the city quickly, and so we have vowed to include a food tour (or a cooking class like the one we did in Seoul) in every new city we visit.  Our latest stop: the food capital of Asia, Taipei. We were over the moon to have booked a...