Haruki Murakami is hosting a new radio show this week, Stay Home Special

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Drawing from his 10,000+ record collection.

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami is hosting a special radio show this Friday, called Stay Home Special, for everyone living in lockdown due to the ongoing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Take an interactive tour of Haruki Murakami’s record collection

Taking its name from Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike’s message for residents to avoid going out, Stay Home Special will see Murakami dipping into his 10,000+ record collection.

“I’m hoping that the power of music can do a little to blow away some of the corona-related blues that have been piling up,” he explains.

During the show, Murakami will also accept questions from listeners.

No stranger to radio, since 2018, Murakami has hosted a quarterly show called Murakami Radios on Tokyo FM.

Stay Home Special will air on Tokyo FM 80.0 and 38 stations in Japan on Friday, the 22nd May, from 1:00 – 2:55 PM (GMT)

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