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Japanese novels finding huge popularity in China

Interests of readers in China, Japan converge as incomes rise, tensions ease

A customer browses a Japanese author's work at Sisyphe Park Books & Up Coffee in Chongqing, southwest China.

TOKYO/CHONGQING, China -- Despite their many differences, Chinese and Japanese clearly have similar sensibilities.

Otherwise, how can one explain the success of the Japanese novel "Miracles of the Namiya General Store," which tops the list of Amazon China's bestselling paper books for January-June?

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