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Asian premiere of Haruki Murakami-inspired dance works by James Cousins at Peta

James Cousins

Bestsellers like Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood” have long inspired film, television and theater adaptations worldwide. But dance?

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese superstar Haruki Murakami returns with–surprise!–a short novel


An odd twist twist of fate, the Japanese youth from Nagoya named Tsukuru Tazaki is the only one in his group of five friends whose name doesn’t include a color in Nihongo. That’s why friends dubbed him “colorless Tsukuru.” But his reticent, quiet personality lent the nickname a further fateful quality.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Haruki Murakami’s new novel journeys to the past

This undated image released by Alfred A. Knopf shows Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Murakami’s new novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” was just published in the Unites States. AP

Haruki Murakami’s new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Murakami to publish first short story collection in 9 years

Haruki Murakami. AFP FILE PHOTO

Best-selling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami next month will publish his first compilation of short stories in nine years, including one new offering, his publisher said Monday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan town fuming over Murakami fiction portrayal


A small Japanese town was fuming at best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami on Wednesday after a new story appeared to suggest its residents habitually throw lit cigarettes from car windows.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »