Unwind When Memories Fade: Yoko Ogawa’s 'The Memory Police' has little laughter and a lot of forgetting Updated : August 15, 2019 07:48 PM IST 'The Memory Police' is set on a remote Japanese island ruled over by a shadowy, despotic regime with the power to erase whatever it likes. Ogawa’s book was first published in Japan in 1994, and is the fifth of her many novels to be translated into English. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.