Have you tried any Murakami? But maybe his tales tell you more about alternate universes than Japanese culture. :-)
I enjoyed Natsuo Kirino's "Out", which is a bizarre mystery.
I recently enjoy Barrico's "Silk", about a French silk-merchant's captivation with a woman encountered in trips to Japan in 1860's. Not a current writer, but it has modern sensibilities and Zen like flavor.
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