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Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

joadbres

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I was curious about his Japanese language ability, given that he lived in Japan until age 5 and continued to live with his family after leaving, and that he is a gifted author in his second language. It turns out that his Japanese is not at a native level. When he came to Japan for a promotional press conference a few years back, he only spoke in English and needed a translator for the questions asked of him in Japanese. At the end of the press conference, he apologized that his Japanese was not good enough.
 

nice gaijin

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I hadn't heard of him before, I'll have to check out his work. Does anyone have a recommendation of where to start?
 

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Never Let Me Go is also very good.
 

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