Shinji Yoshikawa

Latin oriented Japanese travel writer


Sun Sign


Three things people don’t know about you?

I don't like to be alone (need company). I speak a little Gujarati. I consider myself as a Mexican by heart born in Japan.

What’s your greatest fear?

Being in height in the amusement park trapeze.

What is your greatest achievement?

When I knew that my book positively changed the reader's mind, even if it was a little.

High point of your life?

I would say always "today".

Low point of your life

When I got lost in the mid of the metropolitan city of Osaka at the age of four.

Which living person do you most admire?

Hiromi Uehara (Japanese Jazz Pianist)

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Hanamichi Sakuragi of "Slam Dunk"

Who are your favorite authors?

Eric Weiner, Eizabeth Gibert, Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

"Pilgrims" by Elizabeth Gibert, "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner, "Nocturn Indien" by Antonio Tabucchi, "Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" by Haruki Murakami, The Music of Chance" by Paul Auster

Is there a book you love to reread?


What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Buffalo 66, Buena Vista Social Club, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

One Superpower you wish you had?

Keep away from me evil people

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

I would choose Italy in my 30s to enjoy wines of all kinds.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?


Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

After my working time in anywhere

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Take your time!

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I don't have any.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Climb mystery novels

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

It's never late to start writing.

I am a travel writer, ex-diamond buyer, and a sociologist of all life, father and husband

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