コンビニ人間 🍱 Repeat Book Club

Let’s continue organising the 殺人出産 Book Club here:

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Final week!

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For those who can’t bear the though of コンビニ人間 coming to an end, fear not! There is one more week of reading in store! For anybody who wants to join, I’ve posted コンビニエンスストア様 discussion thread. I think that reading Murata’s love letter to the convenience store where she worked will be fun and deepen our appreciation for this phenomenal book. Thank you @Aislin for the recommendation and links.

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Thank you for creating an excel vocab sheet! Apparently Flo Flo has been cancelled so all previous lists were lost (at least to the public?). So thank you! This will help my reading.

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There’s still Koohi, same creator as the one who made floflo

Hey all, I just learned that on 2021-09-09T17:00:00Z there will be an event (youtube live stream) featuring Murata Sayaka! She will read from her book コンビニ人間 and there will be a discussion with a Japanology professor from Trier, Germany.

Drawback: It’s a German-Japanese literature event where Murata will speak Japanese and it will be translated into German. So I guess it will probably make most sense to participate if you can either understand German, or if your Japanese is good enough to follow along, but of course ymmv :upside_down_face:

If you’re interested, please sign up here:

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Since I don’t fit either criteria - are you going to watch it? If so, can you summarize it later? :laughing:

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Ouf :slight_smile: I will attend it, and I’ll do my best to give a summary to those who are interested :+1:

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I can say with almost complete certainty that my Japanese is not good enough to follow along, but that won’t stop me from trying. :grin: Registered!

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@NicoleRauch thank you, this is so cool! I also can’t speak German but I’m waiting for your summary. :stuck_out_tongue:

Maybe some of you are interested in a similar event that happened back in March: JFNY Literary Series Episode #2: Sayaka Murata x Ginny Tapley Takemori - YouTube
I found it a while back but I still haven’t watched it :sweat_smile:

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Is it not possible to watch on YouTube without having signed up first?

You need a direct link to access the video page, which you get upon signing up, so I’m afraid not. It’s possible it’ll get uploaded publically after the livestream, though. I’ve seen videos of similar livestreams up.

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The email states that it’s a non-public livestream. Did not even know that’s a thing :woman_shrugging:

I want to sign up but I feel bad taking a slot knowing I might not be available and I probably won’t understand very much of it.

You could wait a bit longer until you sign up, maybe? First to see whether you can clarify your availability, and secondly to give others a chance as well…
OTOH I‘ve attended a conversation evening with a famous German translator (Ursula Gräfe, who translates Murakami, Murata and others) a few months ago, and there were only ~100 attendees… So unless my post triggers a huge number of people to sign up, there should not be that much of an issue…

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Is it connected to your personal YouTube account upon sign up or something? If not you could share a link with other people and they’d be able to access it too.

They specifically ask not to share the link, and I am inclined to follow their request. I don’t know their reasons, though. Maybe it’s like zoom where you have to pay more money depending on the number of participants? Or maybe they just want to know who the participants are. (Which sounds legit to me, as they are the organizers.)

That’s what I figured and it’s understandable. I just didn’t know of a way to actually restrict access on YouTube, so I was curious.

Oh now I understand what you are asking. I don’t think the link is restricted in a technical way, they simply sent it to me in an email without asking for my YouTube account or anything. Plus, they ask not to share it, which to me is the ultimate indicator that there is no protection on the link.

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I just signed up and was told on one of the pages that there were still 109 available slots. In the final confirmation mail there is also a button to return your slot if you cannot attend.

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