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Motoyuki Shibata
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Motoyuki Shibata: All Stories About Travel

I met Motoyuki Shibata several years ago in New York City at a reading by one of his friends—Haruki Murakami. I bowed, blurting out my clunky Japanese greetings, and Shibata replied in impeccable English. Since then we have met in Tokyo,... »STORY

Yoko Ono
PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL LAVINE, COURTESY OF YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono: Journeywoman

Yoko Ono’s public persona is one part mercurial, two parts mysterious. She is known for speaking her mind and making bold gestures as an artist and activist. She also has a reputation for being willfully opaque behind her ever-present... »STORY

Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami: Nomadic Spirit

One of Murakami’s more recent books, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” mentions the Lake Saroma ‘Ultra’ Marathon in Hokkaido Prefecture. For more musings, indulge in our interview with the renowned novelist. From... »STORY