Japanese Modern Fiction, Romance and Historical in English Translation

*If it was not originally published in Japanese, it does not belong on this list.*
Realistic fiction (classical or modern), historical fiction, contemporary, romance and drama only. Light novels and manga are acceptable but first volumes only please. This list is for more realistic works, there is already another list for fantasy.

Also see:
Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror -https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...
Mystery/Crime - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
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