Category: The Last Word  

The Last Word

When others’ smoking sends you fuming

Oct 5, 2014 | No Comments | 3,784 views
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How onsen helped me get over my body issues

Sep 21, 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,903 views
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Mediabox

If Google is God, why can’t he hear me in Tokyo?

Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments | 1,173 views
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From vagabound visitor to registered resident in 4 easy steps

Aug 21, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,205 views
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Playing the Tokyo music scene

Aug 7, 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,405 views
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When is it time to leave the island?

Jul 24, 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,249 views
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The whaling lobby blubbers on

Jul 10, 2014 | One Comment | 1,438 views
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Now stop with the bewilderment

Jun 26, 2014 | 16 Comments | 5,632 views
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Metro Daily

Scolding (and espousing) the military spouse

Jun 12, 2014 | 13 Comments | 2,663 views
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A vegetarian in Japan refuses to apologize anymore

May 29, 2014 | 30 Comments | 3,473 views
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Rapport with your vet can make all the difference

May 14, 2014 | One Comment | 1,115 views
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Living life on the bottom rung

May 1, 2014 | 24 Comments | 2,841 views
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Third culture kids should explore the "wa"

Apr 16, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,338 views
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The bustling walkways of Tokyo are no place for cyclists—or are they?

Apr 3, 2014 | 6 Comments | 4,158 views
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Following the Golden Rule would save expats a lot of heartache

Mar 18, 2014 | 19 Comments | 5,024 views
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Life will never be normal again in post-disaster Tohoku

Mar 6, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,574 views
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The robotic nature of service in Japan can get decidedly less than personal

Feb 6, 2014 | 80 Comments | 5,122 views
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Legalized gambling will revitalize Japan, not ruin it

Jan 9, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,358 views
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Tohoku aid comes full circle

Dec 19, 2013 | One Comment | 3,228 views
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The Last Word

Before rushing into Christmas, take time to savor autumn

Dec 5, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,762 views
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Tokyoites do it and still radiate cool

Nov 22, 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,593 views
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Japan’s Gross National Propaganda

Nov 7, 2013 | 91 Comments | 7,082 views
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How Tokyo gets you… again and again

Oct 24, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,476 views
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Metro Daily

A former Tokyoite looks back

Oct 11, 2013 | 8 Comments | 5,298 views
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The Last Word

Japan should open up to China the way it did with the US

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments | 2,392 views
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The Last Word

Why it’s hard to speak Japanese...in Japan!

Aug 29, 2013 | 16 Comments | 5,487 views
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The 2020 Olympics are Tokyo’s to lose after problems in Istanbul and Madrid

Aug 1, 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,002 views
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One man’s will to rebuild blossoms into a book

Jul 4, 2013 | No Comments | 3,043 views
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Japan’s drug laws must change to ease pain and suffering

Jun 21, 2013 | 8 Comments | 3,317 views
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Undressing the Japanese lingerie market

Jun 6, 2013 | 13 Comments | 4,666 views
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From seekers and slackers to strivers and thrivers

May 23, 2013 | 9 Comments | 5,901 views
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Honoring Donald Richie’s legacy

May 8, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,567 views
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Taking a Japan adolescence back to the UK

Apr 25, 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,466 views
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Prophetic sushi and a paean to an island nation

Apr 12, 2013 | 7 Comments | 2,790 views
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All’s well in Japan until visitors show up

Mar 28, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,150 views
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Living in a country not designed with you in mind

Mar 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,061 views
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On the second anniversary of disaster there is still rage at a lack of answers.

Mar 8, 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,221 views
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The battle for foreign expat supremacy

Feb 28, 2013 | 32 Comments | 6,609 views
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The perils of illness in the Japanese workplace

Feb 14, 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,246 views
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Omiai and the pressure to get married

Jan 31, 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,866 views
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A crystal-bead class in Iwate helps hope glimmer

Jan 21, 2013 | No Comments | 1,617 views
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Two views on the recent elections

Jan 3, 2013 | One Comment | 3,082 views
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An elderly couple is healing their Tohoku town with fresh produce

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,858 views
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How did a new bear conquer Japan?

Dec 5, 2012 | One Comment | 3,792 views
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Learning Japanese from the Italians

Nov 22, 2012 | No Comments | 2,651 views
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Why Japan’s alienation will go on… and on

Nov 8, 2012 | 3 Comments | 5,287 views
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Harnessing the light in Tohoku

Oct 26, 2012 | One Comment | 2,782 views
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The Last Word

The “Tokyo Umbrella Exchange”

Oct 11, 2012 | 8 Comments | 3,361 views
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Start the rice ball rolling

Sep 27, 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,842 views
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The “small-apartment complex” hints at bigger issues in Japan

Sep 13, 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,999 views
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