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Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, No. 2

Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, No. 2

Tokyo-based magazine Monkey Business, founded in 2008 by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters, published its second issue in May 2012.

MBI showcases the best of contemporary Japanese literature. It aims to translate and present a wide array of established and emerging authors. Issue 1 included an interview... more

Ten Best Books Set in Tokyo

Ten Best Books Set in Tokyo

Malcolm Burgess, publisher of the excellent City-Lit series picks the ten of the best books set in Tokyo. Guardian Travel features them with atmospheric photos. Mishima, Kawabata, Nagai line up with Angela Carter, David Mitchell and five others.