Chastol

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I have 38 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 23201 times and 4 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Charles R. Pringle

I was born in the northeast of England, but I have lived most of my life outside the UK. I basically grew up in Germany, and have lived in East Asia for the past 31 years—29 years in Japan and two years in China—where I have worked as a freelance copywriter and editor for a number of major Japanese companies. I’ve written hundreds of articles on Japan as well as two travel guides (one for Thomas Cook and one for Compass Maps) and a Japanese phrase guide (for Thomas Cook). I am also credited as the author of a book called Neo Shunga (Shunga is the term for Japanese erotic art of the Edo Period), but, in fact, I only wrote the introduction and the captions. The book consists mainly of woodblock prints. I recently published my first novel in English, Blinded by the Night (I have published one in Japanese), as an ebook. It is the first in a series featuring Akira Toyoda. I expect to finish the second novel in this series, provisionally titled Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by the end of the year.

http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Pringle/e/B00478TJLM

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/244554

My stories

Poison and the Police

True tale of three cases of poisoning that made fools of the Japanese police.

Shunga—From titillation to high art

A brief introduction to the Japanese erotic woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Sumo Wrestling - The Naked Truth

A light-hearted and not strictly politically correct look at the national sport of Japan.

Roppongi

Everybody in Japan has heard of Roppongi, the legendary entertainment quarter sandwiched, like a juicy filling, between Akasaka in the north and Azabu in the south.
Cherry

Responding to indiscriminate violence and destruction

An account of a trip to northeast Japan to deliver supplies to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011.

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