On the 20th of March, 1995, the Aum Shinrikyo cult, founded by Shoko Asahara, planted packets of a deadly nerve agent wrapped in newspapers and magazines in five of Tokyo’s busiest subway lines during its rush hours, killing more than a dozen people and injured thousand others.
Jazz is a genre in its own right in Japan and last weekend, Phnom Penhers were treated to an evening of Japanese jazz in Bouchon Wine Bar.
“The Elephant Vanishes” is a collection of short stories widely famous among Japanese novel lovers. A few of these short series made it to become comic and fairytale themes read by children around Japan.
I have been reading and reviewing Haruki Murakami’s works for a while now, and I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will never fully comprehend most of his works — aside from “Norwegian Wood”, which was his first “non-fiction novel”.
“Kafka on the Shore” is a captivating set of parallel stories written by one of the most celebrated contemporary Japanese authors, Haruki Murakami.
“Norwegian Wood” is one of the many intriguing and beautiful novels composed by the award-winning author Haruki Murakami.