Japan's award-winning author Shuichi Yoshida poses for a ...
May 26th, 2011
(Reuters) - Japan's award-winning author Shuichi Yoshida poses for a picture after an interview in Tokyo March 8, 2011. Little is as it first appears in "Villain," a noir look at life in rural Japan. The first book by Yoshida to be translated into English, it was recently made into a movie in Japan. Picture taken March 8, 2011. To match Reuters Life! BOOKS-AUTHORS/YOSHIDA REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY) -
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