These 10 great novels carefully crafted by The Guardian – featuring Murakami and Murata – uncover the mystery of Japan in a way ‘documentarists about families living with robots’ never will.

These books speak for a Japan that is often spoken for and about, and speculated about by others; they speak for its history as it unfolded, for its culture as it is practised and its society as lived in and fought against.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/30/10-best-books-set-in-japan-murakami-murata-tokyo?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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