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Recent Stories

Rebecca Otowa has shared her stories in local and international newspapers and magazines, as well as in anthologies. Check out her latest stories.


Kodokushi (A Solitary Death)

A Short Story by Rebecca Otowa (October 2021) published on the Writers in Kyoto website


Kyoto Journal 100th Issue Published Review by Rebecca Otowa

This month, throughout Japan and the world of people who love Japan, a great sigh of relief and satisfaction could be felt. The 100th issue of the prestigious Kyoto Journal was published.


Structures of Kyoto: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 4

The long-awaited Writers in Kyoto Anthology 4, Structures of Kyoto, has just been published and is now available on Amazon (USA) and Amazon (Japan).


Kansai Scene

This is your News Article. Been in the press recently? Don’t keep it to yourself! Let visitors know about it, and add a link to the original article or write-up.


Best Asian Short Stories 2018

My story "The Rescuer" is included in a slightly different form from the one in my short story book.

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Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan

An essay I wrote on the changes in the Japanese countryside in the past 40 years is included.

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