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My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I was a kid my father told me stories - not so many, but it meant a lot to me. I wanted to know what happened then, to my...
When I start to write, I don't have any plan at all. I just wait for the story to come.
Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in (much like cats do, I suppose).
My priority is my books, at least at this point. What I have to do is write the narrative of this time.
In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.