Haruki Murakami now has an advice column on his website. Apparently the term being used is "agony uncle" which, according to one of the below links "It means an advice columnist, or more specifically an avuncular type of writer to whom readers can pour out their agonies."
I missed an earlier post on this from The Guardian
Another website with some of the questions and answers translated into English is located here
Apparently the original Japanese site is located here: http://www.welluneednt.com/
Any thoughts on this?