Professor Katō Norihiro
Katō Norihiro is an Emeritus Professor of Waseda University. He has published more than 50 books including 8 books on Murakami and is one of the first critics to widely recognise Murakami’s contribution to Japanese literature. He has also written extensively on other topics related to Japanese literature, history and contemporary affairs. While most of his writings are in Japanese, he was a columnist for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times from 2014 to 2015.