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Benjamin Martin

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Benjamin Martin was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied Japanese Language, Culture, and History at the University of Arizona before joining the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme in 2008. He taught English on small islands in Okinawa for five years before starting work with the Okinawa Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Demonstration Facility. His manuscript was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition and Samurai Awakening won the 2013 Crystal Kite award for the Asia/Middle East/India region.

His experiences working with students on small islands has greatly influenced his writing and strengthened his desire to help promote communication and exchange between East and West.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written here on While I expect most of my regular readers have since moved on, I’m still alive and kicking here on Kumejima. Work and married life have taken up most of the free time I used to operate this blog over the last five years. Still, when I find a chance, I’ll use it to add a post and a picture or two (or37). The other day stu... Read more of this blog post »
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" Jeridel wrote: "Hey, Ben, how was Asimov's Foundation and Earth? I'm looking to read more of his stuff (I only have Robot Dreams and I, Robot so far). ...more "
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