Discussion with "Love Like the Falling Petals" author Keisuke Uyama

JFLA Literary Series

Exciting Author Spotlight Event!

Discussion with "Love Like the Falling Petals" author Keisuke Uyama


Date & Time:
Tuesday, January 23 @7:00pm

(5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles)

Registration Required

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An exclusive discussion with Love Like the Falling Petals author Keisuke Uyama in his first US appearance

Join acclaimed Japanese author Keisuke Uyama for a captivating evening at JFLA. Delve into the fascinating world of Uyama as we explore the inspiration behind his bestselling Japanese romance novel Love Like the Falling Petals (LLFP), now available in English. 

Love Like the Falling Petals explores the beauty and pain of young love as two souls are brought together by fate, only to be torn apart by circumstance. The novel takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions as the main characters, Misaki and Haruto, navigate the complexities of their relationship and learn to trust and rely on each other. The novel is a story of romance but also an exploration of self-discovery and personal growth that will make you laugh, cry and remind you of the power of love.

The event promises to be an engaging conversation where Uyama will share insights into his creative process, how the characters came to life, the compelling themes in his storytelling and his thoughts on the Netflix film adaptation.

Joining Uyama will be Beth Kawasaki, Executive Director of Content and Marketing for Media Do International as a moderator, and Natsu Shinoda, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Shueisha Bunko (Collection) Editing Department as a panelist to talk about publishing situation in Japan and overseas expansion.

After the event, novels will be available for sale and signing.


Video conversation between author Keisuke Uyama and cover artist Heikala.


Keisuke Uyama is a Japanese novelist and screenwriter. His best-selling novel “Love Like the Falling Petals” was adapted into a Netflix film of the same name. Uyama has also written screenplays for several Japanese TV dramas, adapted from popular comics series. His novels include “Color Me True,” “A Little Miracle For You,” “This Love is the Most Beautiful Rain in the World,” “Blue in Love,” and “Sunflowers are the Shape of Love”.


Photo: Ryo Ichikawa


Beth Kawasaki is Media Do International’s Executive Director of Content and Marketing. She oversees MD-i’s global content strategy, marketing and growth initiatives. She previously held executive roles across editorial, brand and product management for renowned publishing and entertainment brands including VIZ Media, Loot Crate and Funimation (Sony).






Natsu Shinoda is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Shueisha Bunko (Collection) Editing Department. Since joining Shueisha, she has been involved in editing light novels, general literature, non-fiction, and other books. She has been Keisuke Uyama's editor since his debut and has been involved in the publication of various works, including "Love Like the Falling Petals."







This event is presented in cooperation with Shueisha, Inc., Media Do International, Inc. and Clover Press.

Event Details:

  • Date Jan 23 , 2024
  • Hours Tuesday, 7:00pm
  • Venue 5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Admission FREE
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