Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show to lift spirits

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, has painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music. He says the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge to human wisdom in figuring out ways to help and care for each other. The 71-year-old, known for bestsellers including “a Wild Sheep Chase,” says he hopes the show would blow away some of the corona-related blues. During the two-hour late night show “Murakami Radio Stay Home Special,” on Tokyo FM, he played 17 songs from classical to jazz, pop and rock. themed with smile, sunshine, rainbow and other happy sides of life.