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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 USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 91. Pg. 91: "'Lovely to meet you,' Robbie translated. He explained that certain letters had grown impossible--'l's especially. He smiled at his wife and touched her hand. 'She's always called herself a JAP.'

'Rame joke,' Rainey said with protracted effort. " [Discussion of a character with a speech impediment caused by ALS.];

Pg. 306: "A second camera was manned downstairs by three agents of Asian descent, two Japanese and one Korean... "

Japanese USA 1995 Bova, Ben. "Delta Vee " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 217. "Six months after the last hydrogen bomb was dismantled, a Japanese amateur astronomer discovered the comet. "
Japanese USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 82. "...a Japanese American man... " [More, pg. 86.]
Japanese USA 1996 Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 163-164. "Finckley: Do you know of cases where people don't do business in your companies because they're led by a mutant?

Worthington: A mutant boycott, you mean?

Finckley: In essence, yes.

Worthington: I know of a few, sure, they've been brought to my attention. And I know of people who won't do business with Japanese companies, or companies with South African holdings, or Jewish owned or Arab owned. "

Japanese USA 1996 Smeds, Dave. "Out of Place " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 292. "...and scanned a leaf in the nearest tree, a young Japanese elm. "
Japanese USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 33. "Quality Circles (1980-85) -- Business fad inspired by successful Japanese corporate practices. A committee of employees from all areas of the company would meet once a month, usually after work, to share experiences, communicate ideas, and make suggestions... "
Japanese USA 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "Like Hideo Nomo about to launch a pitch... "; Pg. 11: "She looked like the star of a grunge Kabuki play. "
Japanese USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 70. "...lying on little Japanese mats, a tape playing, Les Sylphides... "
Japanese USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 236. "I look around me again. The men are not homogeneous, as I first thought. Over by the fountain there's a group of Japanese, in lightish-gray suits... "
Japanese USA 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 327. "'Have you figured out what the missing word is in the Holn transmission?' The Japanese television reporter had to stand on a chair to be seen. "
Japanese USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "Radhakrishnan had a total of fifteen grad students: four Japanese, two Chinese, three Korean, one Indonesian, three Indian [from India], one Pakistani, and one American. They had learned to work together well at times such as this, even the American. "; Pg. 139: "Everyone working inside here was Korean, Japanese, or American... "
Japanese USA 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 25. "...if the conversation between the two men had seen in English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin... "
Japanese USA 2019 Stevens-Arce, James. "Scenes from a Future Marriage " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 76. "Scandinavian dinette sets, Japanese recreational vehicles, Brazilian cosmetic surgery... "
Japanese USA 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 158. [Things that happened by the year 2030] "Learning Japanese was now mandatory for all M.B.A. students at Harvard Business School. "
Japanese USA 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 109. "Yet when Leisha showed Jordan and Moira how to use each one--how to adjust the telescope to azimuth and altitude, how to do Japanese calligraphy on rice paper... " [Also pg. 323.]
Japanese USA 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "'A little training in for forms can be advantageous,' Brother Paul explained to the others. 'This happens to be a form from aikido, a Japanese martial art...' "; Pg. 25: judo tai otoshi body drop; Pg. 80: "...ippon seoi nage, the one-arm shoulder throw--the first judo technique he had tried on an animal... " [Also pg. 129, 140, 204, 206, 263.]
Japanese USA 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 12. "The screen scrolls up:


Japanese Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "The place was noisy and crowded, half it filled with the jawboners and the other half with tourists... mostly Europeans... and a group of Japanese in one corner. "; Pg. 24: "...a Frenchman or a Japanese or a German was no more interesting than some hayseed farmer from up the valley at Panguitch or Circleville... "
Japanese Utah: Salt Lake City 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 69. Pg. 69: "...the box I was sitting in looked to me like a car now, a nice little Japanese fast car that motored along just fine... "; Pg. 73: " little Japanese fast car... " [Many other refs. to Salt Lake City in story, not in DB. Also pg. 74.]
Japanese Vietnam 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 366. "...his Japanese-made lighter... "
Japanese Vietnam 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 385. "The villa protocol officer, a Japanese named Kimo Okubara, tall and husky, obviously a quondam wrestler, surveyed him with innate hostility... " [More.]
Japanese Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 87. "'...The Japanese, on the other hand, think we're [jokers] grotesque monsters, but that's not really all that far off how they feel about American nats. In any event, Japanese culture is to a large extent based on swallowing personal preference in pursuit of the bottom line, and naming that duty... So the Japanese are smiling and nodding and making bland noises about how they have to 'consider the problem from every angle,' an stonewalling on the vote in the UN. Meanwhile, they're more than happy to trade with us--and that's unlikely to change if the embargo goes through.' "
Japanese Virginia 2025 Swanwick, Michael & William Gibson. "Dogfight " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 51. "He looked at her... Student... Choppy Japanese haircut. "
Japanese Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 337. "...walked along the row of cars... searching for the kind she had specified--small, late nineties, Japanese or Volvo... "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 11. "It was too late in the season to see Washington's famous Japanese cherry trees in full bloom... "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 14. [FBI] Pg. 14: "The truth was that Tom shared confidences. 'Caught any Nazi or Jap spies?' I said.

Tom chuckled... 'Heck, Joe, we've been so busy being sicced onto our own people, we don't have time for Nazis or Japs.' "; Pg. 15: "'I know, I know,' I said. The Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor and Adolf Hitler was the most dangerous man in the world, but Mr. Hoover was famous for his desire to deal with the Communist menace first. " [Other refs., not in DB. Novel takes place during World War II.]

Japanese Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "...from hardcore GM pickups to tinny Japanese imports. "; Pg. 112: "Japanese instruction manuals "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 119. "'...Well, not only am I proficient in Word Perfect and take dictation like a dream, but I also have a black belt in kar-at-e...' "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 180. "...a slender, pampered-looking Japanese maple. "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 36. "Tonight had been easy duty. A handful of Japanese tourists had taken turns photographing each other standing in front of the night-lit White House, and he had posed with them as an authentic African-American. "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "Mrs. Lincoln's China " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 20. "I could imagine the president and Mrs. Lincoln hosting a state dinner, maybe for the ambassador from Japan, who would have come dressed in a kimono for men or whatever it was men wore in Japan back then, and all of them eating in jus the kind of light Cyril and I were going to eat in. "
Japanese Washington, D.C. 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 146. "...Washington, D.C. '...Let's go over to the Tidal Basin and look at the Japanese cherry trees; they're in bloom.' "
Japanese Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 86. "'...Maybe it's Japanese lantern time.' "
Japanese Wisconsin 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 120. "'Nogouchi!' Fourmyle shouted. 'Hi! Nogouchi! I just invented a new judo hold.'

Fourmyle stood up, lifted the suffocating chemist and jaunted to the judo mat where the little Japanese inspected the hold and shook his head. " [More.]

Japanese world 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 236. "The three people we saw inside were Mihradarius, a Nipponian who I suspected was the assassin Yellow Hare had fought earlier, and...

Mihadarius glowered at us. The Nipponian bowed slightly to Yellow Hare. She returned the gesture.

...He nodded to the Nipponian. 'And this is Miiama Shizumi, a commando. They wish to thank you for your hospitality...'

...He drew his sword and leaped for me. Yellow Hare was between us before I had a chance to blink. She was unarmed, but seemed to have no trouble dodging the Nipponian's sword or striking at him with her bare hands. " ['Nipponians' are Japanese. Other refs. not in DB. See also pg. 239-253, etc.]

Japanese world 1938 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 272. Pg. 228: Japan; Pg. 272: "'...Not some notorious con man who's just been released from Leavenworth and been hired by the Japanese to deliver a mysterious armament to the West Coast?' "
Japanese world 1939 Waldrop, Howard. "Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 13. "'Joined the RCAF [Royal Canadian Air Force], unofficially. Fought in the Battle of Britain, went to China against the Japs with the Tigers, was back in Britain for Pearl Harbor.' "
Japanese world 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996) [Many refs., not in DB.]
Japanese world 1944 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 131. "'...The way Nimitz and MacArthur used two-dimensional island-hopping against the defense in depth of the Japanese in World War II...' "
Japanese world 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 32. [Extensive Japanese refs. not in DB. The historical Nieh Ho-T'in is a major character.] Pg. 32: "Nieh smiled without replying in words. The European powers and the Japanese had said such things to China, too, but failed in their efforts to consolidate what they had taken at bayonet point. Marxist-Leninist doctrine gave Nieh a long view of history, a view he'd been teaching to Liu Han.

But she knew from her own experience that the little scaly devils had a long view of history, too, one that had nothing to do with Marx or Lenin. They were inhumanly patient; what worked against Britain or Japan might fail against them. "

Japanese world 1946 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 1. "Luke moved out here in 1946 after we beat the Japs. "
Japanese world 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 236. "In the middle distance, all by himself on a platform, was a slim, handsome, dark-haired white man dressed up in diaphranous veil and thin silk kimono... "
Japanese world 1958 McKenna, Richard. "Casey Agonistes " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1958); pg. 80. Pg. 80: "...and his blue eyes had a kind of puzzled look like I saw in them once years ago when a big limey sucker punched him in Nagasaki Joe's. "; Pg. 81: "'You'll come to it, sailor. For every guy there's some one thing. Remember how Connie used to put her finger on her nose like a Jap girl?' "
Japanese world 1963 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 15. Pg. 15: "Daylight showed them islands identified as Vella Lavella, Gizo, and Kolombangara, all Japanese held. "; Pg. 16: "...swam to Nauru Island which was inhabited by a contingent of Japanese. " [More here. Also pg. 188, 205.]
Japanese world 1967 Harrison, M. John. "Lamia Mutable " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 703. Hiroshima; Nagasaki
Japanese world 1968 Gardner, Craig Shaw. Dragon Waking. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 143. "He reminded Jason a little bit of those statues of Japanese dogs his art class had seen on their field trip to the museum downtown. "
Japanese world 1970 Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 78. " Europe taking numerals from the Arabs or wallpaper from the Chinese or kayaks from the Eskimos--or he himself, bound for Japan. "
Japanese world 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 307. Pg. 307: "'...Roosevelt fought the Nazis and the Japs...' "; Pg. 159: "Carl fumbled with the bag that contained a Nikon 35mm with built-in flash and an adjustable zoom lens. The damn Japanese piece of equipment was light and efficient, and he felt sorry for the French, who were trying to go head-to-head with the Japanese trade monster in Southeast Asia. "; Pg. 196: "...she didn't have the smug look of some of the German and Japanese reporters. "; Pg. 47: "Traffic was backed up at the lights and there were some Japanese people in a tiny tour group... " [Some other refs. not in DB.]
Japanese world 1972 Zelazny, Roger. The Guns of Avalon in The Chronicles of Amber, vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1972); pg. 315. "Yoshitoshi Mori's beautiful woodcut hung right where it had always been, clean, stark, elegant, violent. " [Some other refs. to this artist's work.]
Japanese world 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 129. "The figure wore a grey silky coverall and grey forked boots, like a Japanese workman's. " [More, pg. 190-191, 221.]
Japanese world 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "The Chinese New Festival was invented to celebrate the recapture of Hong Kong from the Japanese. Chiang Kai-shek died of heart disease in 1951. Japan, which controls the mainland, remains fairly quiet since it lacks the backing of--for example--a reawakened Germany, and if any war occurs, it will be between the Divine Japanese Imperiality and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics... "; Pg. 135: Hiroshima
Japanese world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 94. "...a Sicilian brunette, a wild-eyed Greek woman, a tall Ashanti, a slant-eyed Masai, a Japanese, a Chinese, a Vietnamese, and on and on and on. "
Japanese world 1979 Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1979); pg. 11. Author's note: "The land of Arun is a fictional place, and its people, cultures, and customs bear only inadvertent resemblance to people and histories of our world, with one exception. The art of the chearis, as it is described, resembles in some aspects the Japanese martial art akido, created by Master Morihei Uyeshiba. This imitation is deliberate. Writers must write what they know. In gratitude for that knowledge, the author respectfully wishes to thank her teachers. "
Japanese world 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 76. "That was the mistake those Japs made; they came right up and smiled. " [Also pg. 121, 156.]
Japanese world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 101. "Yakima (n.) Ancient Japanese term for the very special courage required to pluck sensitive young nostril hairs. "
Japanese world 1984 Farber, S. N. "The Great Dormitory Mystery " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 78-79. "...Room 440, which was occupied by a Japanese-American youth named Nagawa... The next morning the Great Detective confronted Nagawa... 'Alimentary, my were-Datsun.' " [This is a somewhat silly 1-page miniature 'story' featuring a Japanese-related play on famous words from Sherlock Holmes stories.]
Japanese world 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 19. "'...Why would a Frankfurt bank make that kind of money available to Thad Catlett? Also a Japanese bank--' "
Japanese world 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 304. "'I think the time has come for you to demand to know exactly where they get the money. One billion dollars, Thad. It's unrealistic to think these Germans and Japanese, wealthy though they have become in the postwar world, just reached into their pockets and pulled out a billion dollars. It could be Arab oil money. It could be South African gold and diamonds...' "
Japanese world 1986 Gerstner-Miller, Gail. "Down by the Nile " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 172. "'That guy with all the hookers? Geishas, he calls them!...' "
Japanese world 1987 Simons, Walton. "The Teardrop of India " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 252. "The multicolored neon reflects brokenly from the west pavement. The Japanese are all around us, mostly men. They stare at Peregrine, who has her beautiful, banded wings folded tight around her. "
Japanese world 1990 Knight, Damon. "I See You " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1976); pg. 63. "Smith had called the device 'Ozo,' perhaps because he thought it sounded vaguely Japanese. "
Japanese world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 26. "Gnarled pines held poses against the pale blue sky like tortured, yet graceful, Kabuki dancers... The monk brightened at the sound of her name, but then a distressed murmur of Japanese began. " [More.]
Japanese world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Zaharoff/Richter Mark V " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 20. Pg. 20, 24: Tokyo; Pg. 24: "...Hiroshima... Then we architects mosquito-pestered the Japanese to invade Manchuria, import junk iron, antagonize Roosevelt, bomb Pearl Harbor. Sure, the Emperor approved, sure the Generals knew delight, sure the kamikazes took off for oblivion... " [More.]
Japanese world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Finnegan " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 69. Tokyo
Japanese world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 258. "Track 6: 1938 Pt. 2:... Mutual agreement brokered by Germany to divide Pacific control between America and Imperial Japan... " [May be some minor other refs., not in DB.]

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