The truth is that very few people in Japan read Russian literature, because it is itself a foreign literature is not popular.
There are several reasons for this state of foreign works …
First, in Japan there are manga and anime.
Second, Japan — an island, and it does not need a deep relationship with other countries, so do not read books by foreign authors.
But books like «Crime and Punishment», «War and Peace» and «The Brothers Karamazov» and «Master and Margarita» are known in Japan, and it is said that it is necessary to read them.
However, we must admit that the Japanese youth of today are not just little reading foreign literature, but also Japanese. Perhaps this is why, in a recent fashion renaissance literature through manga. Now, the Japanese, who have long wanted to read Russian novels, but could not because of too much text, had the opportunity to read manga (Japanese comics Ed. ) On them …
«War and Peace»
«The Brothers Karamazov»
«Crime and Punishment»
But something like ZHZL