August 5, 2018 | Lifestyle.INQ

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Day: August 5, 2018

Haruki Murakami

Author Haruki Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running. “Murakami Radio,” a pre-recorded show broadcast Sunday night, featured as its themes two crucial elements of his life as a novelist: running and music. During the 55-minute show, Murakami played nine numbers he enjoys running to – rock and jazz – selected from thousands of titles stored on several iPods, while sharing stories behind the songs and talking about running and writing.

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Surf’s up for South Korea

“We met through surfing last year,” a young Korean couple holding on to surfboards said on a sunny day at Hajodae Beach in Yangyang, Gangwon Province. The two had their faces covered in thick sunblock, their bright smiles matching.

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Miss Universe breaks new ground in Bangkok

Thailand is getting used to being in the world spotlight. After last month’s dramatic cave rescue in Chiang Rai, it’s preparing to host the 2018 Miss Universe pageant. And the competition to be held in Bangkok in December will feature the first transgender contestant in the pageant’s nearly seven-decade history – Angela Ponce of Spain.

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