Customers read books by Japanese author Haruki Murakami as Murakami's new novels of the book "Onna no Inai Otokotachi" which can be translated as "Men Without Women" are displayed at the Sanseido bookstore in Tokyo on on August 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO
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Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.The collection, entitled "Onna no Inai Otokotachi" -- which can be translated as "Men Without Women" -- includes five short stories which have already been published separately in magazines and one new offering.Publisher Bungei Shunju has already raised the first shipment of the book to 300,000 copies from 200,000 due to heavier-than-expected advance orders for the first compilation since 2005, local media said.
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