Kansai member Suzanne Kamata is a talented writer that is being recognized not only in Japan, but also worldwide. Her books are available on Amazon (some of them also as Kindle books).
Her latest book Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering (Wyatt-MacKenzie Press, 2009) was named to The Japan Times' best books of 2009 list!
Suzanne earlier works include Losing Kei (Leapfrog Press, 2008). She was also the Editor of Love You to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising a Child with Special Needs (Beacon Press, May 2008) and The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge Press, 1997)
You can follow Suzanne on her blog, where she write about motherhood, writing, and disability issues as a foreign wife in Japan.