That’s advanced capitalism for you

September 19, 2018 By mk

Everything was proceeding according to the most intricate plans. That’s advanced capitalism for you (Dance Dance Dance Ch.7)

On August 30, when Murakami was nominated for the new literary prize, the stock price of Bunkyodo, one of the largest bookstore chain in Japan jumped 15%.

Yesterday, on the first trading day after Murakami’s withdrawal from the prize, its stock price dropped 17.5%.

Nowadays, Murakami is more than a mere writer but an icon of the modern world. I heartly respect and support the author’s trial to pull out of the system described in Dance Dance Dance, published on October 13, 1988