Read Japanese Literature

Writing from Okinawa

April 14, 2023 Alison Fincher Season 2 Episode 9
Read Japanese Literature
Writing from Okinawa
Show Notes

In this episode, we're talking about writing from Okinawa. The history of the Ryukyu Islands, especially the Battle of Okinawa. The evolution of writing from Okinawa. And the life life and work of author and activist Shun Medoruma, especially his Akutagawa-winning story "Droplets".

CW: forced suicide (historical), violence (historical and fictional), historical rape

Correction: This episode claims Hokkaido is Japan's largest island.  I know better and misspoke. My apologies.Honshu is Japan's largest island.

Transcript, notes and sources at the podcast episode page

Get in touch at
Support RJL on
Buy your books from
All content © 2024 Read Japanese Literature.