That's a good post Abu Dhabi, this is the way to write a favorite thread folks!
A good Japanese author... I wouldn't say favorite because I don't know enough of them but a very good one is Ryu Murakami.
If anyone knows Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) then they can relate to Ryu Murakami.
He writes novels about nihilism and cold, materialistic societies where people wander around without any purpose while destroying themselves and others around them.
Almost Transparent Blue
War Begins Beyond the Sea
Coin Locker Babies
In the Miso Soup
I am a Novelist
Dialogue: Ryu Murakami X Joichi Ito
The famous film Audition, directed by Takashi Miike was based on a story he wrote.