Japanese fiction is popular in Korea, according to a report in e.Snchew-i.com, a Malaysian daily newspaper. Japanese books have 31% of the Korean fiction market. Moreover, of the 4,300 translated titles published last year in Korea, 42% were translations from Japanese to Korean.
I wonder how much of that is a fluke of the local market, or part of a growing interest in Japanese writers?
By the way, Haruki Murakami's Web site has been nominated for a Webby Award. It is a very good site that opens with this pulsating, deep bass, theme that sets the mood. The site has very interesting graphics, photography.