Burning Shed is proud to publish the first major book on one of the most influential and still loved groups of the 1970s and 1980s.

Japan achieved nine UK Top 40 hits in the early 1980s, most notably "Ghosts" which reached No. 5 in 1982.

Japan - A Foreign Place - The Biography. (1974-1984) features contributions from band members Steve Jansen, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri plus a host of other major/minor players including school friends, associates, producers, fellow musicians and many others who were there.

Written by Anthony Reynolds - known for his acclaimed full-length biographies on The Walker Brothers, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen - the book also includes previously unpublished photographs, some from the private archives of the band members themselves.


The book will be published in October 2015 - preorder your copy here

In the meantime you can read an excerpt here









Anthony Reynolds

Anthony Reynolds was born in Cardiff, Wales in the early seventies.

I've written three well received biographies thus far: on Leonard Cohen, The Walker Brothers and Jeff Buckley. The Cohen book has been translated into seven languages.

I'm also a musician and songwriter and have released several critically acclaimed albums under the names of my old bands, Jack and Jacques as well as several releases in my own name.

I'm also an occasional freelance journalist and there are several Japan related pieces in the 'Writings' section of my site