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Shinchosha Co., Ltd. Also includes the latest short stories by Haruki Murakami and Mieko Kawakami. The 120th anniversary issue of “Shincho”, which brings together writers representing Japanese literature in the 21st century, will be released on May

[Shinchosha Co., Ltd.] Also includes the latest short stories by Haruki Murakami and Mieko Kawakami.
The 120th anniversary issue of “Shincho”, which brings together writers representing Japanese literature in the 21st century, will be released on May 7th (Tuesday)!

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Press release: May 2, 2024
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Also includes the latest short stories by Haruki Murakami and Mieko Kawakami. The 120th anniversary issue of “Shincho”, which brings together writers representing Japanese literature in the 21st century, will be released on May 7th (Tuesday)!

The literary magazine “Shincho” was first published on May 5, 1904 (Meiji 37), during the Russo-Japanese War. It is a literary magazine with an internationally unique history, having been published continuously since then, with the exception of the period immediately after the Great Kanto Earthquake and during World War II.
120 years have passed since the magazine was first published – literary figures have continued to confront the turbulent world with their own words, set in the “Shincho” era. Many masterpieces of Japanese literature have been born from this magazine, from Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s “In the Grove”, Yukio Mishima’s “Kinkaku-ji”, Yoko Ogawa’s “The Mathematical Formula That the Doctor Loved”, to Rie Kudan’s memorable “Tokyo Sympathy Tower”. I am.
As of 2024, war is spreading across the ocean, and on the other hand, the pros and cons of using generative AI are being debated in the creative field. Artists confront difficult questions that cannot be easily answered, and while incorporating their own unique awareness of the issues, they shake up the world with their works.
This 120th anniversary issue (Shincho June issue), which will be released on May 7th (Tuesday), will feature short novels by Haruki Murakami and Mieko Kawakami, whose new works are eagerly awaited by readers overseas. More than 70 of Japan’s leading writers have submitted their creations and essays, including the powerful new series of the great saga “Bay” by Teru Miyamoto and the time travel science fiction “All About If” by Masahiko Shimada. I did.
Please pay attention to this commemorative special issue, which has 640 pages, the largest volume in Shincho’s history.

* ■Table of Contents *
*Special feature Spring Mizuku reading session*
Haruki Murakami “Suho”
Mieko Kawakami “Our Door”

*New series*
Teru Miyamoto “Bay”
Masahiko Shimada “All about If”

*Special discussion*
Hiroko Oyamada + Yuo Takiguchi + Takehiro Ueda “Ten years since winning the Shincho Newcomer Award – What have you been thinking and how have you written?”

*Creation/Essay*
Shuntaro Tanikawa, Shigehi Hasumi, Natsuko Kuroda, Kiyoko Murata, Noboru Tsujihara, Nobuko Takagi, Mieko Kanai, Genichiro Takahashi, Natsuo Kirino, Kaoru Takamura, Hisaki Matsuura, Hikaru Okuizumi, Kazushi Hosaka, Hiromi Kawakami.
Rieko Matsuura, Eimi Yamada, Yoko Tawada, Hajime Kurokawa, Yasushi Machida, Yoko Ogawa, Yuka Ishii, Toshiyuki Horie, Kaori Ekuni, Banana Yoshimoto, Kenichiro Isozaki, Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sumito Yamashita, Shinji Ishii
Hideo Furukawa Mitsuyo Tsunoda Misato Yanagi Shuichi Yoshida To Enjo Yu Nagashima Shinya Tanaka Toshiki Okada Yuka Shibasaki Haneko Takayama Keiichiro Hirano Fuminori Nakamura Michiko Mikuni Masaya Chiba
Yusuke Miyauchi, Sayaka Murata, Sao Ichikawa, Hiroki Takahashi, Kaori Fujino, Mai Ishizawa, Yu Utsumata, Naoki Matayoshi, Aki Asahina, Natsuki Furuya, Atsushi Sato, Rio Shimamoto, Hitomi Kanehara, Machiya
Ozaki’s worldview Mariko Asabuki Yusuke Noriyo Tetsu Ogawa Shunko Takase Masato Furukawa Rie Kudan Mizun Koike Ameko Kodama Ei Toshimori

* Hiroyoshi Sone + Editorial Department “120 Years of Shincho History” * * ■Editorial department comment *
Pursuing new expressions while paying respect to history.
More than 70 of today’s leading writers in Japan have gathered together in the thickest magazine ever, with a total of 640 pages, to showcase their wholehearted works and the small truths of creation. A “new tide” and a new era of literature begins here!
(Tatsuya Sugiyama, editor-in-chief of “Shincho”)
“Shincho” first issue (1904)
* ■Book data *
“Shincho” June 2024 issue
[Special price] 1,900 yen (tax included)
[Release date] May 7, 2024 (Tuesday)
[JAN code] 4910049010648
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