Category Archives: Japan

Who was Jimmu – Japan’s First Emperor?

     Why is Feb 11 a national holiday in Japan? What does ‘National Foundation Day’ mean? Is it referring to the national constitution drawn up after World War II, defining what Japan’s government could and could not do? In … Continue reading

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Six Awesome Reading Experiences for 2018!

This year, readers of Excalibur Books can look forward to … The official launch of Volume Two of the alternative history science fiction collection, Tales From Beyond Tomorrow! (Release Date: March 25th) A special promotion to celebrate the 200th anniversary … Continue reading

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The World’s First Official Godzilla Store!

Anyone interested in the Godzilla films, the ‘Kaiju’ tradition, or Japanese pop culture in general may well be interested in the first store dedicated exclusively to the big green behemoth! The Godzilla Store opened on October 30th 2017 – to … Continue reading

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The Japan Writers Conference 2017

The 2017 Japan Writer’s Conference was held in Tokyo, Nihon University College of Art, Ekoda Campus, on October 8th and 9th – and here is a very, very brief summary of some of the presentations. Thersa Matsuura – “The Ins … Continue reading

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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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