Opinion, TRUTH


As many of you know from my posts here and there about my novel Love. I recently was given the chance to talk BookCoverImagewith a friend who had read the book from cover to cover, what comes next is the full interview transcribed. There will be spoilers across the interview but not as much as to ruin the story for you. But again some people hate spoilers.

Before I get into the interview I must mention a few things as they may come up as you read it. Dean, my friend who took the time to let me interview him about my book is not a romance novel reader. He is into Fantasy and stuff like Sandman.  That being said he is also the one that is getting me to read Game of Thrones.  So when I asked him to read my work I was not surprised to find that it would take him a bit of time to read it by his own confession he is a slow reader.

So if you are ready the Interview is what follows.

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Interview Reader of Love


As many of you know from my posts here and there about my novel Love. I recently was given the chance to talk BookCoverImagewith a friend who had read the book from cover to cover, what comes next is the full interview transcribed. There will be spoilers across the interview but not as much as to ruin the story for you. But again some people hate spoilers.

Before I get into the interview I must mention a few things as they may come up as you read it. Dean, my friend who took the time to let me interview him about my book is not a romance novel reader. He is into Fantasy and stuff like Sandman.  That being said he is also the one that is getting me to read Game of Thrones.  So when I asked him to read my work I was not surprised to find that it would take him a bit of time to read it by his own confession he is a slow reader.

So if you are ready the Interview is what follows.

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Love can help you win


So you feel that you know love, have been in love, and have even claimed your love to be pure in a sense. Well here is your chance.

A contest about love. the rules are very easy and the winner will get This a signed copy of my book Love. wpid-wp-1427768841920.jpg Now for the rules of the contest.

1.Reblog this post onto your blog. Pressing it will not work. It has to be an actual reblog to count as a submission.

2. In the commeBookCoverImagents of this post write something about love.  Anything, short, log, epic, limerick, what ever gets your fancy. The key point is that it must be unique. Language as in foul, grotesque, sexist, I don’t care.  It is your comment so express yourself.

3. Reblog this post. Please do not forget to reblog this post as your entry will not be accepted if you did not reblog this post.

4. Explain how my cover makes you feel about love.  It is right there on the left.

 

Now for the good parts. How do you win? Well that is easy. The comment with the most likes wins. As long as it can be interpreted to be about love.The contest ends April 11th the day that I became a Japanese citizen. So good luck to all.

 

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Jin Okubo

 

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Oh my Japan personal


Recieving such a big boost to people wanting to share just how wrong it is to discriminate I wanted to share some personal thoughts. While the story of Ariana Miyamoto :

(宮本 エリアナ 磨美子, Miyamoto Eriana Mamiko, born 12 May 1994 in Sasebo, Nagasaki) is a Japanese beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Japan 2015. 

And Hakuho Sho the sumo wrestler that will never be considered champion got me thinking seriously. So why am I repeating myself, well there is a simple and solid reason for it. What I want to say is hard to talk about just as any  trauma is. I am not a stranger to racism in Japan or in the USA.

In the USA I had a math teacher who used to say that I was born in the gutter and that is as far as I will ever go. A sadistic man who clearly thought that Mexicans did not deserve a spot in the USA. To the point that he would not teach us completely in class.

And just two years ago I had attended a Japanese drinking party and if you have worked in Japan ever you will know that Japanese companies have drinking parties. I was talking with some co-workers, let me stress co-workers as they were no where near friends. Well we got into talking about my tattoos. And if anyone knows there is an old taboo in Japan about tattoos though if you search the history enough you will see that ancient Japan used to have tattoos. And the negative conotation was brought over from China and how they used tattooing.
Well we were talking about tattoos when the subject of what the perception of them were in Japan over what they actually stood for. With a heated conversation the truth came out. And if you know human psycology in the slightest you will know that acohol and anger will bring about someone’s true nature. For me it was being told that I should not become a Japanese citizen because Japanese people will never accept someone such as myself.

The shocking thing is that while I was in tears at the attempted shattering of my dream the other co-workers told me to calm down and that it was ok. Not a single one told him that the bigoted words he had used against me were wrong. So I am ashamed that in Japan people are not told that this kind of thinking is wrong. Yes in school they teach children about Martin Luther King Jr. But they do not truly see the lesson as pertinent to Japan because Japanese are not seen and do not see themselves as racist when in fact the words that are not seen as wrong are clear as racist in the USA.

I stand by my words, wrong is wrong and discrimination, bigotry, and hatred is wrong.

By Jin Okubo author of

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Jin-Okubo/dp/1495962717/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427811795&sr=8-1&keywords=jin+okubo+love

500 words in


wpid-wp-1426675681462.jpgSo I am past the halfway point. I must say that I thought I would never get here and for the most part I wonder why it took so long. Yes I can understand setting up a story should take some time. But as I read the first part of this book I found that there was very little that I like.
I am reminded of what my friend told me when he was reading the first book in my fantasy series. I do not mention more about them as I am waiting to get my rights back from a publisher who aparantly is not doing much with them. That being said. Why did it take so long for the story to be started.

I finally am starting to get an interest in the story as I feel that everything is clear and understood even more than I thought before. Yes I saw a lot of it coming and it could just be the joy of , about fucking time that he got to the point of it all. And his writing leaves a lot to be desired, it surely is not the tale of the Lance. And it is not something that can be told in a sitting. But I give pause to wonder if he did not plan from the beginning to write an epic, a Ulysses in his own right.

Could this book be that? Well I wonder now. I have come to the feeling that I will want to read the whole series now. But I am on the line. If after I finish this book I start book two and he reverts back to taking 500 words to get the story going then I will simply put it down and say the hell with him. Because the story is started the tale is set he should not need another 500 words to retell or reset the story in the books to come. Unless he is just naturally long winded. We shall see.

By Jin Okubo

Find my own romance book at Love or at my books. The picture link shown below.

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Signed


There is a signed copy of my romance novel love. let me know if you guys are really interested in winning this and I’ll have a contest up for you by tomorrow. show me the love cher reblog like com
ment.

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Amazon link to the book Love

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Jin-Okubo/dp/1495962717

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How many


Would you be interested in winning a free copy of

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Jin-Okubo/dp/1495962717/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427728295&sr=8-1&keywords=Jin+Okubo+Love

Comment or like here and if there is enough feedback from it I will think about some contest. And for those that are interested I am still looking for reviews.
Thank you