Interview: Marcus Bird’s new Book – “Naked as the Day”

Some of you may know Marcus Bird from his online adventures around the world, with his web series Jamaican in Japan or Jamaican in Egypt. He is no stranger to Japan, having lived there for two years, and in particular, Tokyo. The former Tokyo socialite is releasing his new book, entitled “Naked As The Day”, … Continue reading Interview: Marcus Bird’s new Book – “Naked as the Day”

The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass – Book Review

The forth book in the Samurai Mysteries series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is called The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass. I have already read the first 3 books in the series Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, Demon in the Teahouse and In Darkness, Death which all had their individual and overlapping merits. I wondered after devouring 3 … Continue reading The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass – Book Review

Quakebook – 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

I have been following the progress of Quakebook, a brilliant idea by fellow J-Blogger Our Man in Obiko who after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that affected north east Japan on March 11th 2011 spearheaded a call for contributions and material for a book that would be sold and proceeds donated to the Japan Red Cross to … Continue reading Quakebook – 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake