Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 20, 2014: CJS Presents Professor Ted Goossen talking about HARUKI MURAKAMI, MONKEY BUSINESS and more!

The Canada Japan Society presents Professor Ted Goossen Talking About Haruki Murakami, Monkey Business, and More!

Join us on the evening of May 20, 2014 for a wild and wacky look at today's Japanese literature and the booming global popularity of Haruki Murakami. Includes readings from Haruki's first novella, “Hear the Wind Sing”, due to be published next year, and the fourth and latest issue of Monkey Business.

Ted Goossen is Professor of Humanities at York University in Toronto, and a founding member of the Department of Contemporary Literary Studies at the University of Tokyo. He has written extensively on Japanese literature and film, and has published translations of works by Haruki Murakami, Hiromi Kawakami, Yukio Mishima and Yoko Ogawa among others. He is editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories and is presently co-editor, with Motoyuki Shibata, of Monkey Business International, the first Japanese literary magazine to be made available in an English version.

Admission is FREE but please RSVP to

Tuesday May 20, 2014
6:00 p.m Doors open, registration
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Talk
The Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1R1

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