Suzanne Kamata

For Suzanne Kamata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Singaporean publisher mines Asia's wealth of short stories

Books / Reviews Jan 5, 2019

Singaporean publisher mines Asia's wealth of short stories

Two stories by Japan-based writers appear in the "The Best Asian Short Stories 2018" anthology published by Kitaab in Singapore. The Best Asian Short Stories 2018, Edited by Debotri Dhar & Zafar Anjum.270 pages KITAAB, Fiction. Avery Udagawa's translation of "Festival Time," by Ippei Mogami, with illustrations ...

Dirt and difficulty: Life as the wife of a Buddhist monk

Books Sep 29, 2018

Dirt and difficulty: Life as the wife of a Buddhist monk

Tracy Franz's poignant memoir, "My Year of Dirt and Water," is full of carefully observed details. Organised by the season and dated like a diary, Franz delves into the solitary year she spent in Japan while her husband was cloistered in a Zen monastery.