Isaka, Kotaro

The Japanese Author Behind ‘Bullet Train’ Is OK That the Film Isn’t So Japanese

SENDAI, Japan — Kotaro Isaka, one of Japan’s most popular crime thriller writers, is a self-described homebody. He rarely leaves Sendai, the city in northeast Japan where he lives, and many of his books are set there. Yet when his 2010 novel “Maria Beetle” was adapted into “Bullet Train,” a Hollywood action film starring Brad […]

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