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Japanese Literature

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima

Mark Adnum | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Guest Cat: A Fated Visit

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide is a slender but rich meditation on fate. What force directs the twists of our lives -- or are all events random and therefore beyond our control?

'Barn's Burnt Down -- Now I Can See The Moon'

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Friends in Japan, we are looking today and we are so moved by who you are -- your instinct to help others through these difficult hours and days.