11 Books To Introduce You To Modern Japanese Fiction

Take a trip from the streets of Tokyo to the seaside villages of Japan.

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norwegian wood

Norwegian Wood

By Haruki Murakami

breasts and eggs

Breasts and Eggs

By Mieko Kawakami

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The Nakano Thrift Shop

By Hiromi Kawakami

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A Personal Matter

By Kenzaburo Oe

in the miso soup

In The Miso Soup

By Ryū Murakami

convenience store woman

Convenience Store Woman

By Sayaka Murata

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Goodbye Tsugumi

By Banana Yoshimoto

tokyo ueno station

Tokyo Ueno Station

By Yu Miri

woman in the dunes

The Woman in the Dunes

By Kōbō Abe

i am a cat

I Am A Cat

By Natsume Sōseki

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Modern Japanese Literature

By Donald Keene