Book shops and music stores in Japan on Friday set up special sections devoted to renowned singer-songwriter Bob Dylan after he was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for 2016 on Thursday.
A spokesman for HMV&Books Tokyo said he wants this to be an opportunity for young people to know about the legendary musician, Fuji TV reported.
As in previous years, acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami had been anticipated to win the award, and fans were met with a mix of confusion and surprise as it was given to Dylan, media reported.
Meanwhile, Sony Music Labels Inc said Friday it would increase production of Bob Dylan's compact disc albums after receiving over 10,000 orders following the Nobel prize announcement. Sony said "Dylan The Best," released in 2007, was among the most ordered.© Japan Today