Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

A story particle accelerator that zooms among Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. technological know-how fiction, detective tale and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, "Hard-boiled Wonderland and the tip of the World" is the journey de strength that accelerated Haruki Murakami's foreign following. monitoring one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of latest Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.

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Nihon Shimbun Kyokai 2007 Vgl. Freeman 2000, S. 93 Hall 1998, S. 139 Die Kisha-Club-Debatte drehte sich in der Vergangenheit hauptsächlich um drei unterschiedlich gewichtete Forderungen der Auslandskorrespondenten. Diese resultierten gemeinsam aus der Tatsache, dass sowohl die offiziellen Pressekonferenzen (kisha kaiken) als auch die inoffiziellen Hintergrundgespräche (kondan) in den wichtigen politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Institutionen Japans im Rahmen der dort ansässigen Kisha-Clubs veranstaltet werden und in der Regel für Nicht-Mitglieder gesperrt sind:140 1.

Shih 2003, S. 2 Vgl. Nihon Shimbun Kyokai 2007 Shih 2003, S. 150 Bereits zur Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2002 in Japan und Korea drängte der Generalsekretär von Reporter ohne Grenzen, Robert Ménard, den japanischen Premierminister Koizumi, die Kisha-Clubs in öffentliche Medienzentren umzuwandeln. 151 Als Inspirationsquelle für diese externe Forderung (gaiatsu) diente zum ersten Mal auch eine japanische Bewegung, die zunehmenden Druck von innen (naiatsu) auf das Kisha-Club-System ausübte. 1996 schaffte der erfahrene Reporter und damalige Bürgermeister von Kamakura, Ken Takeuchi, den Kisha-Club in seiner Stadt ab.

Allerdings umreißt es die Besonderheiten des japanischen Kontexts nur sehr grob und skizziert lediglich den Einfluss des Kisha-Club-Systems. 77 78 Vgl. Fischer 1982 Vgl. Esser 1998, S. 2 Hauptstadtkorrespondenten Nicht nur den Gatekeepern der Auslandsnachrichten schenkt die Kommunikationsforschung erhöhte Aufmerksamkeit. 79 Daher bildete sich ein Forschungszweig heraus, der sich mit allen Akteuren und Rahmenbedingungen der politischen Hauptstadtberichterstattung beschäftigt. Es erschienen Untersuchungen zu „The Westminster Lobby Correspondents“ (Tunstall 1970) in Großbritannien, „The Washington Reporters“ (Hess 1981) und dem White House press corps in den USA, der „Bundespressekonferenz“ (Köhler 1989) und ihren Mitgliedern in der alten BRD sowie „Politics and the News Media in Japan” (Feldman 1993), die sich mit den Medienakteuren in den Kisha-Clubs von Tokio auseinandersetzt.

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