My January in Japan 2015 index


Happy New Year! Here’s hoping for a year of interesting and exciting books.

To kick things off, I’m joining in with January in Japan, the annual blog event hosted by Tony of Tony’s Reading List. I took part in this a couple of years ago, borrowed a load of Japanese books from the library, and didn’t get around to nearly as many as I’d hoped. Last year I was finding my feet more generally with translated fiction; but I’m back for this January, hopefully with more realistic plans. I’ve picked out a few Japanese books from my shelves, which I should get the chance to read and blog (along with the two January in Japan group reads).

I’ll be using this post as an index for my January in Japan blogging. In the meantime, I’d be interested to hear about your favourite Japanese books and writers in the comments.


1. Audition by Ryu Murakami

2. Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami


  1. My favourite Japanese author has always been Mishima (though it’s a while since I read him). Have a wonderful reading month!

  2. Ive read very little Japanese fiction but did enjoy reading After the Banquet by Mishima

  3. I’ve only a couple lined for this month

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