A Wild Haruki Chase: Reading Murakami Around the World was recently reviewed at the Hipster Book Club, where Michael Ward writes:
A Wild Haruki Chase is a fine collection of essays touching on a number of subjects including globalization, postmodernism, and translation issues. . . . The volume represents a work of criticism that is open not only to Japanese literature scholars but Murakami fans in general.
Also, in the blogs, Senji Kuroi's Life in the Cul-de-Sac, translated by Philip Gabriel, recently showed up at rgdinmalaysia, where it is interestingly compared to Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio.