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Murakami fever grips Japan

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TOKYO - Japanese workers interrupted their commutes to buy Haruki Murakami's new novel on Friday, as papers and broadcasters raced to give the first review of one of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year. 

Japanese readers flip through Haruki Murakami's new novel at a bookstore in Tokyo on Friday. (EPA Photo)

Stores opened early in Tokyo, boasting special stands stacked high with the hardback books, as businessmen, housewives and students rushed to get a copy.

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