A brilliant author. A tragic trajectory. A powerful legacy. Learn more about the writer whose works inspired one of Kurosawa's most famous films.
How a grieving widow came to write two classics of world literature: a sprawling novel, and an 11th-century Twitter account.
Author Sakai Junko made waves 15 years ago with her bombshell book, The Cry of the Loser-Dogs, in which she extolled the virtues of not marrying. In an interview with Asahi Shinbun, the author comments on how Japanese culture has - and hasn't - changed since then.