10 livres japonais à lire avant de visiter le Japon

10 livres japonais à lire avant de visiter le Japon

The reading of literature about Japan is an excellent approach to do this. Here are 10 Japanese books to read before visiting Japan.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles By Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles By Hiro Arikawa

Traveling by car is Nana the cat. He has no idea where he is going or why, but at least he gets to ride in the front seat of Satoru’s silver van.

Territory of Light By Yuko Tsushima

Territory of Light By Yuko Tsushima

A young woman begins a new life in a Tokyo apartment when her husband leaves her.

Kafka on The Shore By Haruki Murakami

Kafka on The Shore By Haruki Murakami

Two remarkable characters drive Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality.

Spark By John J Ratey

Spark By John J Ratey

By increasing your heart rate and working up a sweat, you can relieve stress, improve your mood, prevent memory loss, sharpen your brain, and perform better than ever.

Convenience Store Woman By Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman By Sayaka Murata

The inspiring and unexpected narrative of Keiko Furukura, a 36-year-old Tokyo resident, is titled Convenience Store Woman.

The Last Children of Tokyo By Yoko Tawada

The Last Children of Tokyo By Yoko Tawada

Yoshiro believes he may live forever. He is one of Japan’s numerous “old-elderly,” or people over the age of 100, who can still remember a period before.

A Tale For Time Being By Ruth Ozeki

A Tale For Time Being By Ruth Ozeki

In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has come to the conclusion that there is only one way to end her excruciating loneliness and bullying from her peers.

The Guest Cat By Takashi Hiraide

The Guest Cat By Takashi Hiraide

The Guest Cat is a gently moving and breathtakingly beautiful story about the transitory nature of existence and peculiar but profoundly felt ways of living.

Norwegian Wood By Murakami

Norwegian Wood By Murakami

Toru, a shy and uncannily sombre young college student in Tokyo, is deeply in love with Naoko, a lovely and reflective young woman.

In The Miso Soup By Ryu Murakami

In The Miso Soup By Ryu Murakami

Frank, a chubby American tourist, has hired Kenji to give him a tour of Tokyo’s nightlife soon before the New Year.