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Chasing Haruki Murakami

What novelist Haruki Murakami depicts often seems to have been inspired by things typically Japanese, but his works have attracted a worldwide following with their universal appeal. Why? On this page, we delve into the secrets behind Murakami's success through feature articles, shedding new light on his life and works. The stories also cover fans eager to see if, and when, Murakami is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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    WASABI - Japanese flavor

    This page takes a closer look at wasabi (Japanese horseradish), a condiment originating in Japan that has influenced food culture around the world.

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    The page features videos of variety of animals. You can view the videos as interactive images that allows you to pan and zoom in to them.

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    TSUKIJI - Kitchen of the Times

    The Asahi Shimbun has recorded the entire picture of the Tsukiji fish market before its relocation to the Toyosu district, and also introduces a variety of sushi.

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