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Betrayal (Samurai Awakening Book 3)

For those of you who didn’t know, Samurai Awakening’s third installment, Betrayal is available via Kindle on Amazon worldwide.  This third book continues David’s story in rural Japan where he faces the remnants of Japanese legend. It’s free for prime subscribers and only $3.99 for purchase. I hope you enjoy it! More Information: The evil of Japanese legend is real, and has once again reawakened. As an exchange student, David Matthews expected an interesting time in Japan, but after being

Upcoming Event in Okinawa

If you’ve been checking in on More Things Japanese over the past month and noticed there haven’t been many posts… It’s because I took a bit of time off to work. With a few special projects I haven’t had the time it takes to edit photos, write, and create quality blog posts. I should be able to get back to sharing more of Japan with you very soon. In the mean time, I want to share some information about a

Crystal Kite in Tokyo

This past weekend I was in Tokyo to attend and speak at the 2013 SCBWI Japan Showcase. While I was there, I was presented with the 2013 Crystal Kite award for the Asia/India/Middle East region.  My debut novel Samurai Awakening won this year’s peer chosen award. It was an honor to receive the award and I was able to meet many other Japan-based writers.  The trophy was presented by Regional Adviser Holly Thompson, author of The Language Inside. While I was

First Giveaway for Revenge of the Akuma Clan

The launch date for my second novel Revenge of the Akuma Clan the sequel to the award-winning Samurai Awakening is fast approaching.  Here’s your chance at an early copy.  The very first signed hard copy of this great new YA novel. Enter below on Goodreads.   Goodreads Book Giveaway Revenge of the Akuma Clan by Benjamin Martin Giveaway ends October 31, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win  

Announcing Revenge of the Akuma Clan

The sequel to my award-winning debut novel Samurai Awakening will be published in just a few short weeks.  I’ve taken over my own blog to ask you, my readers to help get the word out and keep More Things Japanese going.  First off, I’m sure you’d like to know a bit more about this whole book thing… Revenge of the Akuma Clan From the Jacket: It’s time for Revenge. Benjamin Martin, author of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist Samurai Awakening,

Samurai Awakening wins the Crystal Kite Award

When I moved to Japan, nearly every day was full of new experiences, wonderful people, and rich culture I didn’t want to keep to myself.  In addition to this blog, I began writing my first novel, initially titled True Samurai.  Like many projects, it evolved and grew with the input and help of friends, family and eventually Tuttle Publishing.  After nearly three years, I was finally able to hold Samurai Awakening in my hands last October. The book industry is a vast space full

Samurai Awakening is Here!

You’ve probably seen the links and photos for my YA Fantasy novel Samurai Awakening hovering in the side bar for a while now.  The novel was inspired by, and written during my time living on Kitadaito and Kume Islands in Okinawa.  It has been a long process, but the hardcover work is finally making its way to readers.  To celebrate, we’re giving away a few copies!  There are two giveaways open on Goodreads.  One for US residents, and another for those