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Granta 127: Japan

From Yumiko Utsu's Out of Ark

Everyone knows this country and no one knows it. Here are twenty new Japans by its writers and artists, by residents and visitors and neighbours. A special issue of Granta, published simultaneously in Japanese and English.

Issue published 24 April 2014

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New Writing
Kazushige Abe Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte
Greg Alan Brownderville, Zach Savich Silver Threads
Sakutarō Hagiwara Three Poems
Kimiko Hahn Two Poems
Keiichiro Hirano The Bees that Disappeared
Mitsuyo Kakuta Bucket of Eels
Aoko Matsuda Smartening Up
Sarah Moss Japan Lights
Yoko Ogawa Harmonica Hare
Alberto Olmos Eight Trains
Eric Ozawa O-bakanaru
Yuten Sawanishi Filling Up With Sugar
Brenda Shaughnessy Bakamonotako

Made in Japan
Tash Aw Heart and Soul in Every Stitch
Rana Dasgupta Maruti 800
Samantha Harvey, Phil Klay & Tao Lin Three Japanese Books
Katie Kitamura The Casualties
Nadifa Mohamed Sasayama

Issue Extras
Toh EnJoe Printable, with an introduction by translator David G. Boyd
Toh EnJoe First Sentence
Tomoyuki Hoshino Pink, with an introduction by translator Brian Bergstrom
Hiromi Kawakami Blue Moon, with an introduction by translator Lucy North
Hiromi Kawakami Podcast with Granta Books Junior Editor Anne Meadows, and interpretation by Asa Yoneda
Yukiko Motoya The Dogs, with an introduction by translator Asa Yoneda
Yukiko Motoya Podcast with Elmer Luke, and interpretation by Asa Yoneda
Sayaka Murata A Clean Marriage, with an introduction by translator Ginny Tapley Takemori
Kyoko Nakajima Things Remembered and Things Forgotten, with an introduction by translator Ian M. MacDonald
Kyoko Nakajima & David Peace In Conversation
Toshiki Okada Breakfast, with an introduction by translator Michael Emmerich
Hiroko Oyamada Spider Lilies, with an introduction by translator Juliet Winters Carpenter
Ruth Ozeki Podcast with Issue Editor Yuka Igarashi

Photography
Yuji Hamada Primal Mountain
Taisuke Koyama Rainbow
Daisuke Yokota from Site

Interviews
Fran Bigman & Motoyuki Shibata
Adrian Tomine

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In the Issue

Toh EnJoe Printable
Kimiko Hahn The Japanese Firefly Squid
Tomoyuki Hoshino Pink
Pico Iyer The Beauty of the Package
Adam Johnson Scavengers
Hiromi Kawakami Blue Moon
Tao Lin Final Fantasy III
David Mitchell Variations on a Theme by Mister Donut
Yukiko Motoya The Dogs
Sayaka Murata A Clean Marriage
Kyoko Nakajima Things Remembered and Things Forgotten
Toshiki Okada Breakfast
Hiroko Oyamada Spider Lilies
Ruth Ozeki Linked
David Peace After the War, Before the War
Andrés Felipe Solano Pig Skin
Rebecca Solnit Arrival Gates

Photography

Yuji Hamada Primal Mountain
Yumiko Utsu Out of Ark
Daisuke Yokota from Site