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Our Picks From Around Asia: Driverless Cars, Nationalism in China, and Murakami's Obsession With Food

The author Haruki Murakami uses cooking, food, and restaurants as major plot devices in his stories. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
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Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Asia Society Co-commission, 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,' Takes Flight in Edinburgh

A scene from Stephen Earnhart's <i>The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle</i>.
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Asia Society's co-commissioned production of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, inspired by Haruki Murakami's internationally popular novel, received stellar reviews when it ran at the Edinburgh International Festival late last month.

Director Stephen Earnhart's production combined dazzling elements of live performance, music, puppetry and dance/movement with cinematic video and audio technology to create a hypnotic "theater of dreams."