Japanese talk show enters 41st year; host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, 82, refuses to slow down
The Japan Times
More than 10,000 domestic and foreign celebrities have appeared on the show, including actor Ken Takakura, Nobel laureate author Kenzaburo Oe, manga artist Osamu Tezuka, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and U.S. singer Lady Gaga.
'Surprise Encounters': Scott McVay tells of his amazing life
McVay has been friendly with passionate, caring people both famous and unsung: primate scientists, people involved in whale study and conservation, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe, as well as Carl Sagan, Bruce Springsteen, poet Galway ...
The New Yorker
Death by Water, by Kenzaburo Oe, translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm (Grove). In this sombre autobiographical novel by a Nobel laureate, an aging writer who has long been plagued by dreams about the night his father drowned returns ...
Book review: Kenzaburo Oe's 'final' novel explores uncertainty rather than resolve it
South China Morning Post (subscription)
When Kenzaburo Oe won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, he became the second Japanese laureate, following in the footsteps of Yasunari Kawabata almost three decades before. Oe was rewarded, the committee said, for being a writer “who with ...