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Kazuo Ishiguro, Memory, and JapanRichard Medhurst

In March 2015, Kazuo Ishiguro once again came under the spotlight as he published his first new novel for a decade, The Buried Giant. Born in Nagasaki but brought up in England, the writer has been influenced by his Japanese background in various ways through his career, though sometimes in an indirect manner. Growing up, Kazuo Ishiguro’s image of Japan was shaped by “very distorted, very color…

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