Tag Archives: Japan

Review of ‘The Memory Police’ by Yōko Ogawa for Books on Asia

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) (Pantheon, Random House August 13, 2019) This internationally-acclaimed writer transports you to a disturbing dystopian island where everyone and everything gradually disappears, leaving its vulnerable inhabitants at the mercy of a terrifying totalitarian regime. Imagine, if you will, waking up knowing something seems strange, eerie…

18 Delicious Dishes to Order at An Izakaya and Why You Have to Dine at These Gastropubs When You’re in Japan

Most people travelling to Japan want to experience the real deal but what is one of the best ways to find out what Japanese people are really like? All you have to do is eat at an izakaya, a type of Japanese gastropub! The 18 delicious dishes you can try at an izakaya are at…

Stick Out Your Tongue in Secret — My Murakami-esque Short Story for Books on Asia

My latest short story pays homage to the genre of magical realism and Japan’s bestselling novelist Haruki Murakami. Read the full story for free on Books on Asia. Stick Out Your Tongue in Secret – A Murakami-esque Short Story It was the most traumatic night of my young life. A chilling experience for a thirteen-year-old…