Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami signs his autograph on his novel "Killing Commendatore" during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, center, poses for photographers with Kaoru Kamata, left, outgoing president of Waseda University, and incoming president Aiji Tanaka, right, during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami attends a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, right, poses for photographers with Kaoru Kamata, left, Waseda's University President during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO — Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges.

In a rare public appearance in Japan on Sunday, Murakami revealed the library is being planned at Waseda University, his alma mater in Tokyo.

The library would archive his books, materials he used for his works and his record collection.

Waseda officials said details were still being worked out, with a partial archive starting in 2019.

Murakami began writing while running a jazz bar in Tokyo and won recognition as a literary star with his 1987 romantic novel "Norwegian Wood." His latest novel, "Killing Commendatore," recently hit U.S. bookstores.

People also read these

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws...

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after...

Hui poet fears for his people as China...

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

Chinese viewers balk at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film...

Mar 27, 2019

Moviegoers in China say the version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" shown in Chinese theaters erases...

Andy Hui apologizes after taxi camera captures...

Apr 17, 2019

A tearful Hong Kong celebrity Andy Hui has apologized after a newspaper published footage of his...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen...

Jul 23, 2019

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989...

About Us

Frontal Report is an emerging leader in all forms of media. We aim to be the leading news brand for readers around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]frontalreport.com

Subscribe Now!