2017 (Vol. 12)

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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.

Rakugo performed by Katsura Sunshine

Rakugo performed by Katsura Sunshine

Review by Alex Rees

A show that is at once recognisably rakugo, and yet also uniquely Katsura Sunshine’s, a one-of-a-kind performance which will leave you tickled and feeling like you’ve learnt something new.

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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