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Japan Society Book Club: Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro

9 September — 7:00 pm


Monday 9 September 2019 7.00pm

The Japan Society
13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

Free for Japan Society Members
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Japanese version available here

Go follows the story of Sugihara, who is a zainichi chosenjin (North Korean national in Japan), who falls in love with a Japanese girl. The story revolves around Korean/Chinese racism in Japan with Sugihara changing his Korean name and moving to a Japanese school. As a Korean student, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai. Torn between a chance at self-discovery that he’s ready to seize and the prejudices of others that he can’t control, Sugihara must decide who he wants to be and where he wants to go next.

Kaneshiro Kazuki (b. 1968) is a zainichi Korean novelist who was born in Kawaguchi, Saitama. He studied in North and South Korea connected schools in Japan and graduated in Law at Keio University. He started his professional writing career in 1998 by winning the Shōsetsu Gendai Prize for New Writers for Revoryūshon No. 3 Along with Furai, dadi, furai and Speed, the novel is part of the “Zombies” series, named after a group of teenagers in a high school for underachievers. In 2000, Kaneshiro won the Naoki Prize for Go, which was extremely popular among younger readers and was later adapted for film.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form.

 

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9 September
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