Articles on Japan and the Japanese
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.
A description of a unique food stall in Tokyo in which all patrons were, by order or the proprietor, equal -- and he enforced this rule rigorously.
A comparison between Tokyo in the aftermath of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and East Berlin of the 1970s
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.
A light-hearted and not strictly politically correct look at the national sport of Japan.
A brief introduction to the Japanese erotic woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
Jesus Christ, so the story goes, set off from the Middle East and made his way to Japan, where he married and settled down.
Japan has the highest suicide rate in the world, so it is hardly surprising that they enjoy eating a dish that, if improperly prepared, can be fatal.
Brief introduction to the largest and most famous city of northern Japan.
The inspiration for numerous books or films — James Clavell’s Shogun and the TV miniseries Shogun, for example — Will Adams landed in Japan in 1600, and spent the rest of his life there.