Haruki Murakami Wants to Give You Advice

Haruki Murakami’s advice site is open! Mr. Murakami’s Place will be taking questions from now through the end of the month. The only downside for those of you that do not speak Japanese is that the site is in the author’s native language. However, he has not said he won’t be answering questions in English—so it’s still worth submitting!


An image from Murakami’s new advice website (

Murakami is the bestselling author of multiple literary fiction novels. His first novel, Norwegian Wood in 1987 was a bestseller and he has had recent success with 1Q84 and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. He is also willing to answer your questions about anything from cats to baseball and more!

To ask a question, click here. The page is in Japanese, but is translatable if you right-click inside the fifth box down on the site. If you are unable to do this, each box can be translated as follows:

Gender (first is male, second is female)
Question Category–1.) Question/Consultation; 2.) Little things you want to talk about; 3.) My favorite/least favorite location; 4.) Cat or Yakult Swallows (Baseball) related

Question to Murakami (up to 1200 characters)

Email address
Agree to House Rules
Agree to Privacy Policy
Notification Email (check if you’d like to be notified of Murakami’s work)

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