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Mishima Yukio - I have set up a meetup on the Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Group page on Wednesday, December 2 to commemorate the death of Yukio Mishima. If you are not a member of this meetup group and you would like to join us, please let me know by Sunday a Timothy V. Nov 28, 2015 5:15 PM
The Status of the - We've had an influx of new members within the past few months!   For our new members, I'd like to let you know that we have merged this meet-up group with the the Japanese Language and Culture meet-up. We do have an upcoming book discu Timothy V. Jun 9, 2015 7:39 PM
Meeting Announcements in the Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Group Page - In an attempt to elicit more interest, I have incorporated the activities of this group with the Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Group. Here is a link to the next book discussion activity:   http://www.meetup.com/konnichi­waindy/ev Timothy V. May 11, 2015 5:18 PM
RE: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] Summer Reading - Hi Timothy! I vote for The Lake. I like t Kate Jul 7, 2014 7:35 PM
Summer Reading - I'm sorry for being out of touch. It has been a busy summer.   So, I have been combing the lists for a shorter novel to read for August. Banana Yoshimoto usually fits the bill, and her novel Th Timothy V. Jul 7, 2014 6:24 PM
RE: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] Sunday Meet-Up @ 6:00 - Sounds good. See you at 6. Kate May 4, 2014 11:14 AM
Sunday Meet-Up @ 6:00 - We'll move the Sunday meetup time to 6:00. Come earlier if you would like, but please don't feel rushed to get to Asaka.   Thanks!   Timothy Vollmer Timothy V. May 4, 2014 10:48 AM
Meetup details changed: Temple of the Golden Pavilion / Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/events/167231292/ Timothy V. Apr 4, 2014 1:21 AM
RE: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] possible delay in our next meetup - Hi Timothy, I'm fine with any Sunday in A Kate Mar 30, 2014 8:53 PM
possible delay in our next meetup - I have a proposal that I am reluctant to make.   Might we consider moving the date of our next meeting back by one (or two) weeks? I have been surprisingly busy this past month, and I have a tremendously busy week ahead, and so I fear Timothy V. Mar 30, 2014 8:49 PM
RE: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] The Temple, Masks, and the April Meeting - Hi Timothy, That sounds good to me. My ne Kate Feb 21, 2014 7:51 AM
The Temple, Masks, and the April Meeting - I would like to throw a suggestion out to the group. I think we need to address the novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion with a good discussion. Not everyone finished it, so Timothy V. Feb 19, 2014 8:38 PM
Murakami's Jazz Club - A writer visits Tokyo to search out the site of Haruki Murakami's jazz club:   http://harpers.org/blog/2014/0­2/nothing-is-strange/ Timothy V. Feb 11, 2014 10:45 PM
Sunday Selection - We shall be reading The Temple of the Golden Pavilion , by Yukio Mishima, considered by many critics to be Mishima's finest novel.   The meeting will be on Sunday, February 9, at 5:30 at Timothy V. Jan 17, 2014 2:30 PM
Reminder to Vote - This is just a reminder to vote for the novel you would most like to read (or the novels that you would least resent reading). We will make the final selection on Friday. Of course, if you like all five possibilities, then you may vote for all of them, Timothy V. Jan 15, 2014 12:23 AM
Free Book! - One of our members has gotten hold of five paperback copies of Yasutaka Tsutsui's science fiction mindbender Paprika and has kindly shared these copies with the group. So, if you come to one of our discu Timothy V. Jan 12, 2014 10:40 PM
Selecting Our Next Book - Since we have recently been reading more modern material, for our next selection we shall select something a little older and tested by the passage of time. I have put up a poll with five selections. Choose as many as you would like, and we will select Timothy V. Jan 12, 2014 10:30 PM
Mishima Considered for Nobel Prize in 1963 - Yukio Mishima had been considered for the Nobel Prize prior to 1968, along with several other Japanese authors:   http://ajw.asahi.com/article/b­ehind_news/people/ Timothy V. Jan 5, 2014 1:11 PM
Change of Book and Date - Instead of The Goddess Chronicle we shall be reading Villain by Shuichi Yoshida. Also, because of how late it is in October, we will move the meeting to D Timothy V. Oct 20, 2013 8:47 PM
November Selection - We have had a request to save the Kirino novel for later and make another selection. So, I think we should read one of several options from the last poll that received one vote each:   Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse -- by Otsui Timothy V. Oct 15, 2013 11:14 PM
Meeting Time - I am curious if Friday is a good day for our members to meet, or perhaps 6:00 is too early? Due to my work schedule, Sundays have become difficult. I suppose Saturdays might work, too. I am fairly certain that weekdays are not consistently good for jus Timothy V. Oct 12, 2013 7:33 PM
Location Reminder - This is a reminder that we will be meeting at the Sakura restaurant this Friday, instead of Asaka. I have made reservations for four. We expect it may be crowded, so if you are planning on joining us and have not yet RSVPed, please let me know as soon Timothy V. Oct 9, 2013 9:56 PM
October Meeting - We have changed our meeting dates to Fridays. The next meeting to discuss Paprika will be on Friday, October 11, at 6:00. We are also collecting suggestions for new venues at which to meet.   Thanks!   Timothy Vollmer Timothy V. Sep 18, 2013 12:45 AM
Reading Poll for October - I will slightly amend the process. Please choose three books. That way, we should have an overlap at one book, at least. Runner-ups can very readily be selected for the month or months after. You can access the poll here: Timothy V. Aug 13, 2013 11:45 PM
October Poll Open - The poll is open for the October selection! A selection will be made on Sunday, August 18. The poll may be accessed here:   http://www.meetup.co Timothy V. Aug 7, 2013 11:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Makioka Sisters - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/events/98811062/ Timothy V. Feb 7, 2013 2:16 PM
Re: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] Another Change in Plans - Kate Feb 2, 2013 4:23 PM
Another Change in Plans - Hi! First, Kate, it is good to see that you are able to join us again; you have been missed.  I had moved this meeting to February 10, because Helen had a schedule conflict (and it really didn't bother me, either, since this is the day of the Timothy V. Feb 1, 2013 6:12 PM
Searching for Three Books - Hi,   I am trying to track down three books.  I thought I might have lent one or more of these out:   1.  Snow Country 2.  Kon Ichikawa 3.  Crisis in Identity   Thanks!   Timothy V. Jan 9, 2013 6:29 PM
Meetup details changed: Junichiro Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/events/86740232/ Timothy V. Jan 9, 2013 6:27 PM
Makioka Sisters Moved to January 6, 2013 - We have moved the discussion of The Makioka Sisters to Sunday, January 6, so it will now be our first novel of the new year!   Thanks!   Tim V. Timothy V. Nov 27, 2012 11:02 PM
Mishima Videos on You-Tube - Here is a link to a video of Mishima discussing his philosophy, followed by a clip of Mishima on the balcony of the SDF (self-defense forces) attempting to address the soldiers:   ht Timothy V. Nov 24, 2012 10:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Join Us to Discuss Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, by Kenzaburo Oe - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/events/77792882/ Timothy V. Oct 7, 2012 10:12 AM
No September Meeting - We will not be meeting in September.  Instead, we will meet to discuss Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness in October, The Makioka Sisters in November, and Timothy V. Sep 7, 2012 10:30 PM
Updates on Readings - I'd like to get a sense of where we are in our readings.  The Book of Five Rings is short, and it provides some interesting insights into Musahi's philosophy, but if time is tight, priority should be gi Timothy V. May 27, 2012 5:45 PM
Co-Meetup to Watch Kon Ichikawa Films - We have scheduled a co-meetup with the Film Buffs to watch two Kon Ichikawa films -- Fires on the Plain and The Burmese Harp.  Please RSVP on the Film Buff page:   http://www.meetup.com/indy-fil­m-buffs/events/64974952/   Timothy V. May 15, 2012 9:58 PM
Update to the June Meeting - Instead of reading the first four books of Musashi , we shall only be reading the first two.  Also, we shall be reading Musashi's short martial arts manual Book Timothy V. May 12, 2012 4:58 PM
Copies of Musashi - I found copies of Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa at barnesandnoble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/­s/musashi?keyword=musashi&­store=allproducts Timothy V. Apr 1, 2012 10:12 PM
Out and Harp of Burma - Hello! I wanted to remind everyone, first, that we shall be meeting on the second Sunday of March (March 11), instead of the first, to discuss the novel Out . Second, if you have fi Timothy V. Feb 28, 2012 10:19 PM
March and April Meetings - Thank you for another fine meeting! 1Q84 certainly holds its shares of mysteries, and I think that better minds than ours are more than a little baffled by some of the concepts this novel tosses around. Our next meeting wil Timothy V. Feb 12, 2012 8:35 PM
Spring Break - Kate Feb 12, 2012 8:06 PM
Re: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] 1Q84 Update - Kate Feb 3, 2012 5:13 PM
1Q84 Update - I'd like to get an idea for how we are coming along with 1Q84. I finished on Wednesday! Do you think you will finish by the date of our meeting? Best, Timothy Vollmer Timothy V. Feb 3, 2012 5:06 PM
Re: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] Dec. 4 meeting - Kate Dec 4, 2011 3:30 PM
Dec. 4 meeting - Kate, I understand. The flu is no fun at all. I hope you feel better soon! Do we want to postpone until the 11th or 18th? If I don't hear from anyone, then we'll proceed as normal. Best, Tim V. Timothy V. Dec 4, 2011 2:04 PM
An Unoffical and an Offical Meeting - Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 25, at Asaka to commemorate the death of the writer Yukio Mishima. The scheduled time is 6:00. If we can assemble a group of 6 or 7, we may reserve the Tatami Room in the back, which has a $100.0 Timothy V. Nov 12, 2011 2:09 PM
Sunday, October 2 Meeting - We shall be reading Kamikaze Girls , by Novala Takemoto and translated by Akemi Wegmuller. This is a playful and clever novel, and should be a welcome contrast to our previous, more somber selections. Timothy V. Sep 14, 2011 10:29 PM
Re: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] 1 year anniversary, Murakami, and November 25 - Kate Sep 11, 2011 4:54 PM
1 year anniversary, Murakami, and November 25 - It's hard to believe (at least for me), but we have come to our one year anniversary! Bring your suggestions for our reading for October (although we should probably look into shorter selections). The English edition Timothy V. Sep 10, 2011 1:37 PM
Meetup details changed: Indianapolis Japanese Literature Association Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/calendar/15620840/ Timothy V. Dec 5, 2010 8:12 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - We'll select our next novel at Asaka on Sunday. I'll bring a few suggestions. For those of you who haven't read the novel for this month and would like to join us, you are certainly welcome. And for our members who can't make this meeting, please post Timothy V. Dec 4, 2010 1:06 AM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I thought we had another great meet-up. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is not a simple novel, but our little group handled it well. We have chosen a shorter novel for our next meet-up in December. It will be Shadow Family, by Miyuki Miyabe. Timothy V. Nov 15, 2010 1:25 AM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I have just two reminders: 1. If you haven't submitted an RSVP for Sunday, please do. I will make the reservation for a dining area at Asaka tomorrow. 2. Also, the poll is up for the December selection. If you have any suggestio Timothy V. Nov 8, 2010 6:43 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I hope you are all enjoying the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which is arguably Murakami's greatest work. I have posted a poll for the December 5 meeting. I have listed three novels and one short story collection, but I think the variety in subjec Timothy V. Oct 27, 2010 11:25 PM
Meetup details changed: Indianapolis Japanese Literature Association Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Indianap­olis-Japanese-Literature-Assoc­iation/calendar/14839076/ Timothy V. Oct 11, 2010 1:37 PM
Re: [Indianapolis-Japanese-Literat­ure-Association] Timothy Vollmer added a post - Fine with me to move the date to Nov.14th. 5:30 is a better time for me too. Am enjoying "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles" very much! user 1. Oct 10, 2010 6:33 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I've posted a discussion topic on the message board about changing the date of the second meeting to Sunday, November 14, and moving the time of future meet-ups to 5:30. If you have any thoughts about meet-up times and locations, I'd be happy to hear abo Timothy V. Oct 9, 2010 11:45 AM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I thought we had a good first meeting. I know several people wanted to be here, but no worries. We'll have more meet-ups. I have several announcements: 1. The novel for our next meeting is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki M Timothy V. Oct 3, 2010 8:58 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - Here are some points of discussion we might address: 1. What did you think of the format of the novel? Was it effective to begin with letters, and then switch to a traditional third-person perspective? 2. Sebastian cherishes an id Timothy V. Oct 2, 2010 12:46 AM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I found this article to be a succinct explanation of the "Christian century" in Japan: http://michaelhoffman.squaresp­ace.com/the-christian-century/­ Timothy V. Oct 2, 2010 12:05 AM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - We have a private room at the Asaka restaurant. The reservation is under my last name, Vollmer. For more information about Asaka, please visit this link: http://www.asakajapane Timothy V. Oct 1, 2010 4:42 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - Also, I'm considering including a film element in our meetings. This would only be occasional, and would involve film versions of what we have read. Two examples that I can think of immediately would be Tony Takitani, which is based on a short story by Timothy V. Sep 29, 2010 10:32 PM
Timothy Vollmer added a post - I have just a few announcements: 1. I will announce the result of the poll one month prior to the meet-up. 2. I have decided to refrain from voting (because they all interest me), except if a tie-break is required. 3 Timothy V. Sep 29, 2010 10:18 PM

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