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“The New Yorker brings back Haruki Murakami story for Japan issue” via Los Angeles Times

The March 28 issue of the New Yorker, dedicated in large part to Japan, includes a short story by Haruki Murakami that first ran in the magazine in 2001.

The focus of the issue is due to the massive earthquake of March 11, the devastating tsunami and various calamities that have followed, including displacement and partial meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. In the magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert explores lessons from the disaster in a piece on nuclear risk; James Surowieki writes that the long-term economic effects of the disaster will be surprisingly small; Evan Osnos provides a picture of the country after the disaster.

The Murakami story differs from these in that it’s not addressing the current earthquake at all. Published originally in the magazine in 2001, it was inspired by the 1995 Kobe earthquake.

“The New Yorker brings back Haruki Murakami story for Japan issue”

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