Can Japan be cured? A review of Murakami Ryu’s ‘From The Fatherland, With Love’

Note: I originally wrote this review in 2013 for submission to the London Review of Books. The LRB passed, and it has sat orphaned on my hard drive. I figured I should probably put it here. A review of From The Fatherland, With Love by Ryu Murakami Translated from the Japanese by Ralph McCarthy, Charles de …

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Japan’s Upper House Elections: A Question of Stability

Japan’s party leaders have argued that voters face a stark choice in the July 10 election for the Diet’s upper house. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that the opposition wants to undo Abenomics and bring Japan back to economic stagnation; Katsuya Okada, leader of the opposition Democratic Party (DP) has called upon voters to …

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