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.

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Kodokushi (A Solitary Death)

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

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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.

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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).

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Kansai Scene

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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.