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

The Nakano Thrift Shop

The Nakano Thrift Shop

By Hiromi Kawakami

A Personal Matter

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

Goodbye Tsugumi

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

Modern Japanese Literature

Modern Japanese Literature

By Donald Keene