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15 Dec 17
Beasts Head for Home by Abe Kobo

Beasts Head for Home by Abe Kobo

Review by David Boyd

The short novel takes place in war-torn Manchuria a couple of years after the collapse of the Japanese Empire.

23 Oct 17
69 by Murakami Ryu

69 by Murakami Ryu

Review by Beau Waycott

Written with a relaxed and hugely entertaining register, Murakami Ryu’s 69 deftly illustrates that adolescence is most certainly a matter of adult literature when executed with a believable, and fundamentally relatable, protagonist.

10 Oct 17
Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Review by Revd Ikuko Williams

The two authors Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott share their personal stories and reflections on on the complex facets of reconciliation between China and Japan.

09 Oct 17
Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Review by Trevor Skingle

James Buckler’s debut novel follows Alex Malloy who escapes to Japan to get away from a deeply traumatic family incident.

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