Motoyuki Shibata

Motoyuki Shibata: All Stories About Travel

I met Motoyuki Shibata several years ago in New York City at a reading by one of his friends—Haruki Murakami. I bowed, blurting out my clunky Japanese greetings, and Shibata replied in impeccable English. Since then we have met in Tokyo,... »STORY

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono: Journeywoman

Yoko Ono’s public persona is one part mercurial, two parts mysterious. She is known for speaking her mind... »STORY

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami: Nomadic Spirit

One of Murakami’s more recent books, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” mentions the Lake... »STORY