February 15, 2015: review of “Yellow Rose” (first edition) in Contemporary Japanese Literature.

…the reader is invited to enter a sparkling, rose-colored world of radiant young women, their pure yet dangerous emotions, and the tragic pressures of a bygone era that prevent them from expressing their truest selves. …Within the short span of a train or subway ride, you can be transported into a glittering space removed – but never too removed – from the grittiness of the mundane. It’s quite an experience!”

December 22, 2013: review of “The Man-Made Baby” on

What an interesting, and timely, tale. It raises fascinating questions about the nature of science, the connections between science and society, and issues of morals and ethics as they apply to scientific research. At the same time, this tale reads easily and quickly.