Category Archives: Japan

Results of the Fantasy “Supernatural Summer Challenge” Competition!

Excalibur Books would like to give a very big thank you to the six winners of the August “Supernatural Summer Challenge” Facebook event! We had a number of thought-provoking real-life brushes with the paranormal to cool us down in the … Continue reading

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Japan-Based Fantasy

“Sword, Mirror, Jewel” is a YA Urban Fantasy trilogy featuring Japanese-American teenager Reiko Bergman! BOOK 1 – VOICE OF THE SWORD  Reiko thought she had her hands full with exam stress and adjusting to life in modern Tokyo after 11 … Continue reading

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Japan-Themed Horror

Zoe Drake is an Australian writer, journalist and photographer living in Tokyo, Japan. She is also one of the authors on the Excalibur Books publisher’s list. She is the author of: Dark Lanterns A city of 12 million people. 12 … Continue reading

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Japan-Themed Science Fiction

      Cody L. Martin is an American writer living in Japan. An avid SF fan, he wrote his first screenplay in high school and has branched out into SF and action novels. He has written articles about Star … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy based on Japanese Myths & Legends

” … combines the pace of a modern science fiction/fantasy novel with an authentic recreation of the atmosphere, society, history and mythology of Japan.” – Amazon 5-star review. “Voice of the Mirror” is Book 1 of the YA Urban Fantasy … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Cody L Martin

Cody L. Martin is an American writer living in Iwakuni, Japan. An avid sci-fi fan, he wrote his first screenplay in high school and has branched out into sci-fi and action novels. He has written articles about Star Trek, science … Continue reading

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Japan’s Artistic Genius Gets His Own Museum

There are two things that haunt you everywhere you go in the Tokyo district of Sumida. One of them is the Sky Tree, dominating the skyline and casting its shadow across your path. The other is the painting of “The … Continue reading

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The Official Kappa of Kappabashi Image Gallery (sort of)

On a beautiful day in Spring (April 12) I decided to count and record the Kappa statues in the Kappabashi area of Shitamachi, Tokyo. If I missed one or two … please let me know in a comment!    (This … Continue reading

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Japan Writer’s Conference 2017

The Japan Writers Conference will return to Tokyo this year at the Ekoda campus of Nihon University College of Art, October 8 & 9, 2017. This will be on Sunday and Monday – Monday being “Health and Sports Day,” a … Continue reading

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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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