Monday, April 27, 2009


Haruki Murakami is going to publish his new novel, called "1Q84", on May 29th. I am very lucky that I can read Japanese, so that I will be able to read the 1Q84 much earlier than most of you. The title "1Q84" comes after George Orwell's "1984", I believe. Pronunciation of "Q" is similar to that of "9" in Japanese.

You can find the latest information at Shinchosha web site.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I have been traveling a lot these days. I actually do not remember how many cities I visited last month (Detroit, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Fargo, LA, and more). I now really do not have time to write this blog. But my traveling days will be over in two months, I hope. Once I settle down, I will write this blog again more frequently.