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Maybe vagueness has been good for me. The word means two different things in Tokyo and Osaka, you know. In Tokyo it means stupidity, but in Osaka they talk about vagueness in a painting and in a game of Go.
His writing style was influenced by the Japanese haiku poems: brief and sparse, but lyrical and filled with nuances.
His main characters are distant isolated loners, who make observations about the world they experience around them.