After the Quake
May 15, 2013 9:43 PM   Subscribe

Does Murakami's collection *After the Quake* mention the Great Kantō earthquake or include anything about tensions between ethnic Koreans and the Japanese?
posted by slowlikemolasses to Writing & Language (2 answers total)
It's been a about a decade since I read it, and I may not have had the cultural knowledge to pick up on more subtle references, but I don't believe so. It's possible that the Super-Frog Saves Tokyo story may mention the Kantō earthquake in some small way, as it's dealing with the same area. I also don't recall any mention of Korean/Japanese tensions.
posted by Magnakai at 2:24 AM on May 16, 2013

Same amount of time since I've read it, but I also don't recall any direct references to either the Kanto or Kobe quakes.
posted by sibboleth at 5:21 AM on May 16, 2013

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