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    Chasing Haruki Murakami

    What novelist Haruki Murakami depicts often seems to have been inspired by things typically Japanese, but his works have attracted a worldwide following with their universal appeal. Why? On this page, we delve into the secrets behind Murakami's success through feature articles, shedding new light on his life and works. The stories also cover fans eager to see if, and when, Murakami is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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      COVID-19 Update

      Visit this page for the latest news on Japan’s battle with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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      Reporter’s COVID-19 Notebook

      A mother of two sons recounts the days when she lived with the novel coronavirus.

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      Historians describe the Nomonhan Incident, a little-known 1939 Japan-Soviet border conflict, as the starting point of World War II.

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      Gender Equality Declaration

      The Asahi Shimbun aims “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” through its Gender Equality Declaration.

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      Inclusive Tokyo

      Let’s explore the Japanese capital from the viewpoint of wheelchair users and people with disabilities with Barry Joshua Grisdale.

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