Books And Literature

Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Aug 5, 2018

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running

North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

Apr 19, 2018

North Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on

Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82

Apr 6, 2018

Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn "manga" look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died at 82

EU, Sweden call for China to release detained publisher

Jan 24, 2018

The European Union has joined Sweden in calling for China's immediate release of a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train in front of his country's diplomats by Chinese police 4 days ago

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

Jan 16, 2018

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super intelligent genius machines" that can help solve mankind's most challenging problems

China warns citizens in Pakistan of possible terror attacks

Dec 8, 2017

China has warned its citizens in Pakistan to be on alert after receiving intelligence reports about possible attacks targeting Chinese

Japanese roots of Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro celebrated

Oct 6, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach and is celebrating his Nobel Prize in literature

Patriotic 'Wolf Warrior 2' is China's biggest domestic film

Aug 9, 2017

A patriotic film reportedly inspired by evacuations of Chinese civilians in Libya and Yemen has become China's biggest-ever grossing domestic movie

Chinese Nobel laureate's death turns focus to widow's fate

Jul 14, 2017

Friends of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's family say efforts to persuade the government to allow them to leave China were motivated by a desire to facilitate an escape from China for his severely depressed wife

Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title

Feb 24, 2017

Fans of Haruki Murakami rushed to Japanese bookstores to get his latest work with an esoteric title

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