Juan Takai

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Juan Takai was born in 1994 in Saitama to a Japanese father and a Paraguayan mother. Since high school, he has engaged in anti-establishment, anti-censorship activism. A regular contributor to the literary magazine Hametuha, he published Konketsu terror and Tenran konketsu under the name Juan B. He is the author of Senzen fukei hatsugen taizen and Senzen hansen hatsugen taizen, which collect anti-emperor and anti-war sentiments of ordinary citizens in pre-war Japan. Most recently, he authored the YA fantasy chapbook Kinō no mura. He’s on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreatJuanism

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Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES:

Japanese Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.1.)

Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

‘Railroad to Potalaka’, Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction

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Other posts on this site:

Excerpt #3: ‘Railroad to Potalaka’ by Juan Takai & Toshiya Kamei, Aug 2nd 2020

Author Spotlight: Juan Takai, May 5th 2020

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