November 20, 2020

Book Review: The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo


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Title: The Honjin Murders

By Seishi Yokomizo

Translated by Lousie Heal Kawai

Pages: 189

ISBN: 978-1-78227-500-8


"Set in 1937, a sleepy village town in Japan becomes the scene of a bizarre crime.

The wedding of a local landlord who is a relative of the local hotel which was famous for being a stop for feudal lords on the way to Tokyo to pay respects to the emperor creates a buzz that is soon hushed.

The spying of a mystery visitor prior to the wedding who has only three fingers and a strange appearance gets the locals gossiping wildly with suspicion.

Amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is called to investigate.

What will he find?"

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July 06, 2020

Book Review: Tokyo Island by Natsuo Kirino

Natsuo Kirino’s short story is based on a small unnamed island in the Pacific ocean. Kiyoko a forty-six year old woman is preparing for her wedding to her fourth husband today. An island ritual takes place every two years and the men on the island enter a lottery that is made up of seashells. As the only woman on the island she prepares for the day and imagines her new future.

’But Kiyoko was the star, no matter where she went. People on the island studied her every move, doing their best to stay in her good graces and win her attention’’

June 20, 2020

90 year old Japanese grandma is worlds oldest gamer

90-year-old grandma Hamako Mori holds a Guinness World Record as the world's oldest gaming 
You Tuber according to the Herald Sun Newspaper.

Watch her play in the video below (in Japanese) 

For English subtitles, click the CC button, settings English for English subtitles

Source: Gran's game for YouTube
Herald Sun Newspaper
Monday 8th June 2020
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