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    • Japanese

    ‘Friend: A Novel from North Korea’: A fascinating glimpse into hidden lives

    Japan
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    September 5, 2020
    When a writer from North Korea finds an English-language publisher, it is usually dissident literature, telling of tortuous escapes from an oppressive regime and its abuses of human rights. Adding a different perspective to the hermit kingdom is the recently published “Friend,” a state-approved...
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    • English

    Our critics' favorite Japanese books of the decade

    Japan
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    November 2, 2019
    As 2020 approaches, The Japan Times’ book reviewers look back at a decade of literature and their favorite and most impactful books written about Japan or by Japanese writers.