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Aomame is a resident of Tokyo, Japan, and a history and sports enthusiast. Her name means "green peas". Aomame is twenty-nine, and is very logical, and she is at first a very physical person. Her world revolves around physical fitness, sexual activity, and death. She has no real interest in the spiritual world, because as a child she belonged to a strict religious cult called the Society of Witnesses. The experiences scarred her, and so she turned away from religion and spiritualism as she grew older.

She works as a physical fitness expert by day, and works as an assassin on the side. Aomame takes on cases of killing men who brutally beat or molest their children and wives. By descending the Expressway emergency stairwell before one such job, she enters the world which she calls 1Q84. As time goes on in the new world, she reflects about...

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