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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Japanese Japan 2436 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 41. "'Common Stock: High - 201 1/2, Low - 201 1/4. Average quotations New York, Paris, Ceylon, Tokyo.' "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 101. "The Japanese grew cautious about letting anybody's observers aboard their dirigibles, claiming that most of them were on patrol against the Petrapavlovsk raiding cruisers, in the dangerous weather over the icy seas off Hokkaido and the Kuriles. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1965 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 144. "He drove them across the bridge to a Japanese restaurant near Fisherman's Wharf... When the cook came to prepare their sukiyaki at the table, Corwin told the man to stand aside and did the job himself, declaring, 'Hokkaido style.' " [This is actually referring to a Japanese restaurant in California, not Japan. And it has nothing to do with religion. But it mentions Hokkaido, which is interesting.]
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1990 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 22. "'Bit of lilac,' Mr. Tagomi observed. Once, he had professionally flower-raised back home on Hokkaido. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 242. "Veronica wondered how he [the Shinto priest] could go through with it, to stand there next to her [Ichiko's] coffin and issue platitudes, to sum up the life of someone he'd never met. She tuned him out and looked around once again, hoping to see Fortunato. Ichiko was, after all, his mother. Veronica had sent the telegram herself to the monastery on Hokkaido where Fortunato had retreated. There had been no answer, just as there had been no answer to any of the other letters or please that had been sent him...

In all, maybe a dozen people had shown up for the service. Cordelia and Miranda... A handful of former geishas... " [Other Japanese refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 314. "In most of the big cities, the Tanabata Festival was dying. Arranged marraiges had ceased to be the norm, and the anguish of the separated lovers no longer struck so responsive a chord as it once had. But in a few places--Sapporo, Sendai, a few others--the Festival grew more popular each year. In Sapporo it had a special poignancy... " [Many other refs. to Japanese in book, most not in DB.]
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 261. Pg. 261: "...I guess she [Ellie] impressed Palmer Joss in that California meeting, but she managed to infuriate [Reverend] Billy Jo Rankin. He called me up yesterday and said 'Ms. President... that Machine's gonna fly straight to God or the Devil. Whichever one it is, you better send an honest-to-God Christian.' He tried to use his relationship withPalmer Joss to muscle me... " [See also, for example, pg. 291-292, 299, 304, 310-311]
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 310. "Perhaps they had chosen Hokkaido because of its maverick reputation. The climate requird construction techniques that were highly unconventional by Japanese standards, and this island was also the home of the Ainu, the hairy aboriginal people still despised by many Japanese. winters were as severe as the ones in Minnesota or Wyoming. Hokkaido posed certain logistical difficulties, but it was out of the way in case of a catastrophe, being physically separated from the other Japanese islands. It was by no means isolated, however, now that the fifty-one-kilometer-long tunnel connecting it with Honshu had been completed; it was the longest submarine tunnel in the world. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 61. "Of course, the fashion for gemeineschaft intensity came and went. Years ago, during Saito's period as CEO, there had been a legendary time when he'd taken the whole Committee to Hokkaido. When they rose before dawn to bathe naked in freezing waterfalls. And ate brown rice and, if rumor were true, had killed, butchered and eaten a deer while living for three days in a cave. No one on the Committee had ever talked much about the experience afterward, but there was no denying that they'd become one hell of a group. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 37. "Hokkaido's tundra lay resplendent in all directions.

I was on the Empress' Spire, overlooking the resort area from atop a vast Victorian pile called the Happy Sunshine Inn. The old and sprawling hotel was home turf for House Smythe-Matsuta and a haunt of the Japanese superrich since climatic shift had brought fair weather to the region's hot-spring dotted tundra. From the Spire, an open, spiral-staired tower as high as the gravity aeries at school, the resort's isolation was obvious. No roads linked it to the rest of rapidly urbanized Hokkaido. The glitter of heavy flier traffic broke into clear flight paths in the afternoon sun, as the assorted tourists, media, and professionals of Hunt Hokkaido gathered. " [Extensive other refs. to Hokkaido in novel, not all in DB. Entire chapters take place there, incl. this one, pg. 38-43. All refs. to Hokkaido by name are indexed.]

Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 80. Pg. 80: "There had been an ebb in the general back patting of the celebration with his approach, but now that was broken. Roge launched into shoptalk with the Daimler riders, and the judge and his local Hokkaido retinue were inspecting the champagne bottles... "; Pg. 134: "Only at isolated resorts like Hokkaido did we ever stay in regular hotels, and we stuck to the Merry Fine Hunt Club for socializing... "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 42. Sapporo [Also pg. 74.]
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2030 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 21. "We'd been coming up in the second to the last car for newsmen--neither of Salt Lake's papers had the pull of CBS, Newsweek, or The New York Times. We crammed into the car with reporters from Vancouver, Lima, and Sapporo... "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2040 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1987); pg. 52. "We'd been coming up in the second to the last car for newsmen--neither of Salt Lake's papers had the pull of CBS, Newsweek, or the New York Times. We crammed into the car with reporters from Vancouver, Lima, and Sapporo--impatient, of course. " [Sapporo: the largest city of Hokkaido.]
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "Entering the Hokkaido area had been a calculated risk. He had worked late at the Agency, until ten o'clock. Tired, but still restless, he had locked up and then rolled out a small Agency ship, a one-man sliver used to deliver rush orders to T-M. In the ship he had scooted out of Newer York, flown aimlessly, and finally turned East to visit Gates and Sugarmann. ";

Pg. 8: "'Did you go to Hokkaido?' she wondered.

'For awhile. Sugermann gives me ideas . . . I find his talk stimulating. Remember the packet we did on Goethe? The business about lens-grinding?...' ";

Pg. 9: "Moral Reclamation was useless, let alone gross physical rebuilding. Hokkaido was as sterile and dead as it had been in 1972, the final year of the war. " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 11, 28, 56-57, 60.]

Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 28. "'There's two men,' he said. 'Squatting in the ruins, off in Hokkaido. That place is contaminated. Everything's dead, there. They have one future; they're waiting for it. Gates and Sugermann would rather be dead than come back here. If they came back here they'd have to become social beings; they'd have to sacrifice some part of their ineffable selves...' "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 77. "Despite all this, their industrial power is shrunken and enfeebled, the four Quadrants of Yamato have split away, and Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, and Hokkaido are all but independent fiefs. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 287. "...played by the children of Mars that we hadn't had on Luna, some hybrid of baseball and cricket, I think, evolved by the earliest colonists, who'd mostly come from Uttar Pradesh and Hokkaido. "
Japanese Japan: Hokkaido 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 372. "'Explosions on Sierra and Hokkaido,' whispered the Templar to himself. 'Nuclear explosions. From the ships in orbit.'

Dure remembered that Sierra was a continent, closed to outsiders, less than eight kilometers from the Worldtree where they stood. He thought that he remembered that Hokkaido was the sacred isle where the potential treeships were grown and prepared. " [Does not refer to the original island in Japan, but to an island on another planet.]

Japanese Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 3. "...Japanese appliances... Mitsubishi VCR... " [Other incidental refs., not in DB.]
Japanese Korea 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 194. "'...Our [Korea's] recovery from the devastation of the Japanese occupation is one of the world's great success stories...' "
Japanese Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 118. "While I watch TV,
I cheer for Godzilla
Versus the Jap Army "
Japanese Louisiana: New Orleans 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 160. "'...and I've picked up a smattering of Japanese and Russian...' "
Japanese Luna 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 179. Pg. 179: "'The bast that Yamagata Industries established at the beautiful and prominent crater Copernicus, on the Sea of Rains, was called Nippon One. Admittedly, this was an unimaginative name of no intrinsic grace and would be changed to something more poetic in time. For now, however, its utilitarian nature mirrored the character of the base itself. Nippon One was small, crowded and unlovely: little more than a collection of huts buried beneath protective regolith rubble, much as Moonbase had been nearly twenty years earlier. "; Pg. 236: "'We've got to get back to the mountaintop before the Japanese do' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Japanese Luna 2051 McGarry, Mark J. "Acts of Love " in The Edge of Space. New York: Elsevier/Nelson Books (1979); pg. 196. "The flags of the Atlantic Union, WSSR, and the Japanese Empire were draped in the background. "
Japanese Malaysia 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 159. "He saw British and Japanese businessmen in light-weight tropical suits. "
Japanese Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 19. Pg. 19, 197, 201
Japanese Mars 2030 Anthony, Patricia. "Coyote on Mars " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1990); pg. 109. "Behind the dark screen I could finally see his expression. There was a glint in his eyes, a grin on his lips.

'Let's call Japan,' he said. " [There are the very last words of the story, and the only mention of Japan.]

Japanese Mars 2048 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 280. "East three days from the Japanese, he ran across a Sufi caravan-serai... " [Other refs. to Japanese not in DB.]
Japanese Mars 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 371. "'Live,' as the Japanese said helpfully, 'as if you were already dead.'

But the Japanese were aliens. "

Japanese Mars 2101 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 112. Pg. 112: " the years since 2061... and some radical Japanese nisei and sansei from Sabishii... "; Pg. 236: "...and the Japanese like it too because their name for it [Mars] is Kasei. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Japanese Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 122. "The globalist's father was half-Japanese, a quarter Irish, and a quarter Tanzanian... The anarchist had a Nigerian father and a mother who was from Hawaii, and thus had a mixed ancestry of Filipino, Japanese, Polynesian and Portuguese. Art stared at them: if one were to think in terms of ethnic voting blocks, how would one categorize these people? One couldn't. There were Martian natives. Nisei, sansei, yonsei--whatever generation, they had been formed in large part by their Martian experience... "; Pg. 259: "The Japanese settlers in Messhi Hoko (which meant 'self-sacrifice for the good of the group') came to the council to demand that more land and water be dedicated to their tent high on south Tharsis. " [Other refs. to Japanese in book, not in DB.]
Japanese Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 70. Pg. 70, 127, 224, 251, etc.
Japanese Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 127. -
Japanese Metzada 2150 Rosenberg, Joel. Hero. New York: Penguin Books (1990); pg. 187. "This was exceptional, but not in the good sense. Offworlders tend to overplay the influence of Metzada's Nipponese heritage. There had only been a few Bushidists transported to Metzada, along with the Children of Israel, and their influence is more apparent than real: his uncle's epicanthic folds, his brother's name. But sometimes the influence is there.

There was a time when his Nipponese ancestors belted some of their young men into stubby-winged gliders called bakus, each with a half ton of explosives in its nose. When they did, their faces may have looked like Shimon's did as he asked again:

'Well, Ari? Are you ready?' "

Japanese Mexico 2005 Gibson, William. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 2. "Closing his eyes, he... imagines himself in Tokyo., tis room in some new wing of the old Imperial. He sees himself in the streets of Chiyoda-ku, beneath the sighing trains. Red paper lanterns line a narrow lane.

He opens his eyes.

Mexico City is still there.

The eight empty bottls, plastic miniatures, are carefully aligned with the edge of the coffee table: a Japanese vodka. "

Japanese Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 176. "He tried to imagine his next move, cast away scenario after scenario until he saw, flickering and tensile, images fast-forward from an old Japanese war movie.

Where, he wondered, would he get a samurai sword? Bayonet? Machete? Or would a chef's knife do? Hara-kiri. He would kneel in the hotel lobby of their honeymoon destination. No, better, in the very hallway just outside their bridal suite. Kneel on a white tablecloth, take out the chef's knife, knock on the door and when they came to answer . . . but then again he'd never liked the word hara-kiri and heard that it was considered vulgar anyway by the Japanese whereas kamikaze, meaning 'divine wind,' was much more fitting for a man whose Whiteheart Beads ancestors had known how to change the weather. Yes, he saw himself crash over their romantic balcony through the sliding glass into their room. The needle nose split their bed in two... Where to get a small plane? "

Japanese Missouri: Kansas City 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "...One displayed his true self as a geisha... "; Pg. 46: "'--the spunky Seppuku Club...' "; Pg.96: "It was Mari Tokugawa, another lawyer from the Corrections office. "; Pg. 116: "So as the world ascended the technological slope during the next two hundred years, self destruction became a growth industry. That was why there was coming to be a Seppuku Club next to the health spa in every shopping mall. " [Also pg. 91.]
Japanese Mongolia 1943 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 325. "'A secret Japanese research project to create biological weapons during World War II. They were headquartered near Dzoraangad, in Mongolia. The Gobi Desert. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed--Chinese, Koreans, Mongolians...' "
Japanese Myanmar 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 502. "...dropping behind Japanese lines in Burma... "
Japanese Nevada 1998 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "...for protection against monsters--or kaiju, the Japanese term for 'giant monsters,' which the scientists were calling the creatures. "; Pg. 144: "Half a world away, the Japanese Defense Force Yubari-class frigate Yubetsu arrived in the last known location of the research vessel Kongo-Maru.

The commander Captain Kubo, approached the area cautiously... " [Other Japanese refs., not in DB, which is not surprising for a novel about the Japanese fictional creation: Godzilla. Also, pg. 51, 65, 85, 92, etc.]

Japanese New Bangkok 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 170-171. "An old woman who looked to be Asian, something Akima had said she was, indicated a large round table ahead of them... Then she looked over her shoulder at him, shook her head, and said something to a colonist in the strange language. Japanese? Chinese? "
Japanese New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "The enclosed areas of a Drifter colony... New Marrakech... Like the day the Earth had been destroyed, ten years ago... As she ran, Akima's silky, waist-length hair flew out behind her like a black banner... She and her grandmother had only moved here from Houston colony three years earlier to live with her uncle Yoshi... "; Pg. 3: "But Akima's determined grandmother, Miwa Kunimoto, had found a transport vessel at the last minute and carried Akima onto it. " [The main character Akima is of Japanese descent, as indicated by her name and names of family members. Other refs., most not in DB.]
Japanese New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 4. "Today, Akima felt defenseless and afraid.

Her grandmother, a martial arts instructor during their more peaceful days on Earth, had spent part of every morning teaching her granddaughter the fundamentals of self-defense in over a dozen forms of martial arts. The training had left Akima with excellent reflexes, a limber body, and a superb sense of balance. "

Japanese New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 8. "Akima... gritted her teeth, clenched and unclenched her fists, staring at the sharp-edged Japanese ceremonial sword in front of her. She couldn't lose her courage now.

In the lonely night after her grandmother had passed away, Akima had already made the difficult decision--now, the rest was just ritual. Her throat constricted, and her eyes brimmed with moisture, which she quickly brushed away.

'Grandmother is dead,' she reminded herself, looking down at the long, curved wakazashi blade. 'What I do, I do in her memory.' But in the back of her mind, she knew the old woman would not approve of what Akima intended to do. " [More. She cuts her long hair.]

Japanese New York 1977 Stewart, Michael. "Peace Offering " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 78. Pg. 78: "The big assassin holding the sword bore down heavily on Logan, pushing the mutant's strength to the limit.

The killer muscled in close, glaring into the eyes of his opponent. As their numbers had been thinned, the assassins were losing their carefully cultivated air of detached professionalism. Honor was on the line. It was getting personal. 'You are good, gaijin,' the man whispered in Japanese.

'I'm the best,' Logan hissed back in the same language. ";

Pg. 80: "My partner Colleen Wing and I have been working on a case--crimes in New York committed by Japanese gangsters. We traced the jobs back to Japan. Colleen's working that end of the case now. Looks like it's all tied in to the emergence of a new figure in the Japanese underworld...'

'...They're called the Hand, an ancient society o' Japanese assassins. I ain't run into them in awhile.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Japanese New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 207. "...told himself that the Shaw really was different from his other guests in this respect, different from the French and Czechs and Japanese and Panamians and Yaps and... "
Japanese New York: New York City 1955 Knight, Damon. "You're Another " in Far Out. New York: Simon and Schuster (1961; c. 1955); pg. 136. " wasn't legal tender, but a Japanese coin--brass, heavy, about the size of a half dollar, with a chrysanthemum symbol on one side and a character on the other. " [More, pg. 136, 138]
Japanese New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 233. Pg. 233: "Geisha, Fortunato thought. She had been one of his geishas. "; Pg. 235: "She ran fingertips over his chest, raising gooseflesh. 'I've never seen a color like this before.' When he didn't answer she said, 'Your mother is Japanese, they told me.' "
Japanese New York: New York City 1969 Milan, Victor. "Transfigurations " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 255. " well past her shoulders in a great kinky cloudy Yoko Ono mane. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 6. "She is in love with her instructor, a brawny pockmarked Japanese. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 110. "...the rounds of his favorite restaurants, all of them obscure and ethnic--Japanese, Pakistani, Syrian, Greek. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1981 Miller, John J. "Comes a Hunter " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 380. "He was back in Japan again, facing Ishida... " [More here, and elsewhere.]
Japanese New York: New York City 1982 Godwin, Parke. "The Fire When It Comes " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 22. "Al's pinned up a Japanese art calendar in the kitchen, very posh. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 104. "That place looks good' she said, pointing across the street. 'Rudy's Kosher Sushi.' "
Japanese New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R. "All the King's Horses " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 85. Pg. 84: "Tom watched footage of the Stacked Deck landing in Japan... "; Pg. 85: "So here he was, still in Bayonne... while the likes of Mistral and Fatman and Peregrine were sitting under a pagoda somewhere, eating whatever the hell the Japanese ate for breakfast. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1987 Cadigan, Pat. "Addicted to Love " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 321. "Tomoyuki's cultured, Boston Brahmin tones held no hostility or impatience. " [Other refs. to this Japanese character, not in DB.]
Japanese New York: New York City 1987 Zelazny, Roger. "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 389. "He held one of those little folded paper figures--origami, he remembered, the Japanese called them. This one was . . . a paper tiger. "
Japanese New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "First was a Japanese miniature hill garden in the tsukiyama form, then an English shrubbery... "; Pg. 9: "Brennan was building a hill-garden with a tsutai-ochi, a miniature waterfall trickling over a bed of emplaced rocks, for a Japanese-American banker who had just moved into the area, and he was also constructing a multiterraced shrubbery with a fish pond... Japanese gardens were his personal specialty. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Japanese New York: New York City 1993 Oates, Joyce Carol. "Phase Change " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993); pg. 110. "And the maze of corridors, flights of stairs, glass cul-de-sacs overlooking empty Japanese gardens... "
Japanese New York: New York City 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 7. "...Betsy was clad in a body-hugging black velvet cocktail dress... Her Japanese features were just as striking: high cheekbones; button nose; full lips; jade-green eyes that shone with the fires of life. "; Pg. 9: "'...'Way I've heard it, you and Prince Charming met during one of his fact-finding tours of the Orient. You were working in some karaoke bar, cranking out 'I Will Survive'...'

'B-but . . . I-I'm British . . .' Betsy said, voice trailing off. 'A-and it never happened like that . . .' " [Other refs., not in DB. One of main characters, Betsy Braddock (a.k.a. Psylocke) is British, but has been turned into a Japanese person.]

Japanese New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 45. "And he was gone. Bowing himself out the door like a Japanese ambassador. "
Japanese New York: New York City 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 84. Tokyo
Japanese New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 41. "'...Everyone can watch. At the same time, AM radio stations are assigned to provide simultaneous translation in Spanish, Japanese, Yiddish, Chinese, Italian, and whatever other languages have a large enough constituency in the city to justify their use...' "
Japanese New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 46. "some of the Japanese tourists sent postcards home that caused fifty other prospective tourists to head for Australia instead of the U.S.A. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]

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