Follow Us




Wakamatsu Eisuke
  • Wakamatsu Eisuke 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2013.04.05
Literary critic and essayist. Born in 1968. Graduated from Keiō University, where he majored in French literature. One of his most recent books is Tamashii ni fureru: Daishinsai to ikiteiru shisha (Coming in Contact with Souls: The Tōhoku Quake and the Dead Who Remain Alive). Among his other works are critical essays on Japanese thinkers, such as Izutsu Toshihiko (1914–93), a professor and author of books on Islam and other religions, and Uchimura Kanzō (1861–1930), a Japanese Christian who influenced many writers and intellectual leaders of modern Japan.
Talking with the Dead Through Invisible Grief2013.04.05

The road to true reconstruction in the disaster-stricken Tōhoku region can be opened by conversing and living together with the dead there. Wakamatsu Eisuke, a literary critic acclaimed for his writings on the living and the dead, holds that talking about the existence of the dead is a must if we are to get on with life in the world after the 3/11 disaster.

Video highlights

New series

  • From our columnists
  • In the news