The Only Gaijin in the Village Chapter 5


Illustration by Justine Wong

Has it really been a month since I last posted? I’ve been neck deep in grading at work but the semester is almost over and I’ve got 7 weeks of novel writing planned, I can’t wait. I’ll also be off to Korea and exploring the narrow road to the deep north (Tohoku) as well as sleeping. A lot.

I’ve still found time for my columns on Gaijinpot and my articles for the Japan Times. If you missed them, here’s a few links:

The Only Gaijin in the Village Chapter 5.

Great Japanese Writers: 2. Yukio Mishima.

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami and Allison Markin Powell (translator).

The Diplomat’s Daughter by Karin Tanabe.

The Tokyo Anthology. A collection of writing from Tokyo during the Meiji era.

A Diplomat in Japan by Sir Ernest Satow.

Building Japan by Richard Henry Brunton



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Oct 16: Japan Writers Conference

Nov 3: Envy the Season is published on Tapsalteerie

Nov 12: Red Flag Waltz debut mini-album released

Nov 12: Gig at JJs Blues House, Gifu

Dec 3: Gig at House of Crazy, Toyohashi

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