Haruki Murakami - "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" (1995 novel)
Kazuo Ishiguro - "Never Let Me Go" (2005 novel) - "Never Let Me Go" (2010 film).
(Ang Lee is an American from Taiwan, which isn't that far from Japan. And he is a Buddhist. So. I'm including him even though I shouldn't. He's made some pretty good movies, like: Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Brokeback Mountain, and, Taking Woodstock).
"Unbroken" (2014 film) - by Laura Hillenbrand (CFS; "Seabisquit"; main TAG) & Angelina Jolie
Aokigahara: "The Sea of Trees" (2015 film) - by Gus Van Sant and written by Chris Sparling
Japanese Gardens - A gift to the world!
Japan's cherry blossoms get winter makeover
Controlling Adult Japanese Beetles in the Garden
While diving off the coast of Japan, divers never expected to come across this - note: by 7000 BCe, the oceans had stopped their overwhelming rise.
One of my Favourites! - VISUALISE HERE
Cheap Trick Wants YOU!
George Takei responds to allegations of sexual abuse, …
10 Contemporary Japanese Writers You Should Know
Famous Authors from Japan
Best Japanese Books (535 books) - Goodreads
Akita The Bear-Hunter!
Hachikō / Hachi: A Dog's Tale
"Hiroshima" (1946 book - by John Hersey) - main TAG
Hiroshima / Nagasaki / Fukushima - (the main tags) - Oh, ooops, look, another earthquake!
Japan - main TAG
Go ahead, add your own to the list! This post was partly inspired by meowmensteen, a geisha at Seattle's Japanese garden of creeping mimes and sleeping gnomes, also seen HERE.