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March 22, 2017

Sapporo International Art festival (SIAF) is held once every three years by the city of Sapporo. Next time, it will be held from 6 August to 1 October in 2017. This time, the theme of this festival is “What is an art festival?” I want them to think it before its public...

March 10, 2017

Sasaki Jyo has been writing hard-boiled suspense novels, adventure novels, and police fiction. He was born in 1950 in Yubari, Hokkaido. After graduating from a high school in Sapporo, he went to Tokyo and began to work for part-time jobs as a welder or assembler. Then...

March 9, 2017

Until now, I’ve introduced some national authors. Since now, I want to introduce “Regional authors” which mean authors born in Hokkaido. They are less famous than the national authors but are writing many novels worth to read. Although I haven’t read such author’s nove...

March 8, 2017

Asada Jiro is the president of The Japan P.E.N Club and has written picaresque novels, period novels, and historical novels. He was born in 1951 in Tokyo. When he was born, his family was wealthy, but it bankrupted when he was 9 years old. Then he became a member of th...

March 7, 2017

Fujisawa Syuhei is famous for his period novels. He usually wrote not a hero but nameless ordinary people. He was born in Yamagata prefecture in 1927. His family home was a farmer. After graduating a college, he became a teacher in his local area. However, he tubercula...

March 6, 2017

It may be a quite effective way of knowing a foreign country to read novels written by its national authors while it is so difficult. Novels written by national authors are accepted by the people through sharing common feelings in the country. For example, Britain has...

December 27, 2016

500-m gallery is officially known as Sapporo Odori 500-m underground walkway gallery and is located between subway Odori station and Bus center mae station.

This gallery used to be temporary and it has become a permanent facility since 2011. This is the longest museum o...

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