Haruki Murakami Favored to Win Nobel Prize – Scene Asia – WSJ

by Gilbert Keith

Ah, yes. People looking for a narrative.

"A win by Murakami this year following Tokyo’s selection as host of the 2020 Olympic Games could give Japan’s psyche a lift, having been mired in gloom due to decades of economic stagnation."

http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2013/10/04/haruki-murakami-favored-to-win-nobel-prize/

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