Jiji PressTOKYO (Jiji Press)— Prominent novelist Haruki Murakami took part in a radio program for the first time on Sunday and revealed that he learned his manner of writing from music.
Murakami, 69, served as a disc jockey on the program, which was aired by the Japan FM Network Association’s 38 stations, including Tokyo FM.
In the program, entitled, “Murakami Radio — Run and Songs,” he said he listens to a variety of music on a portable player during his daily running.
He introduced about 10 tunes, mainly American rock music, including Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and a jazz musician’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”
Along with memories about each song, Murakami spoke about the impact of music on his creative activity.