Category: The Last Word  

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Third culture kids should explore the "wa"

Apr 16, 2014 | No Comments | 256 views
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The bustling walkways of Tokyo are no place for cyclists—or are they?

Apr 3, 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,170 views
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Following the Golden Rule would save expats a lot of heartache

Mar 18, 2014 | 15 Comments | 3,787 views
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Life will never be normal again in post-disaster Tohoku

Mar 6, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,078 views
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The robotic nature of service in Japan can get decidedly less than personal

Feb 6, 2014 | 80 Comments | 3,738 views
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Legalized gambling will revitalize Japan, not ruin it

Jan 9, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,045 views
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Tohoku aid comes full circle

Dec 19, 2013 | One Comment | 3,012 views
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Before rushing into Christmas, take time to savor autumn

Dec 5, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,469 views
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Tokyoites do it and still radiate cool

Nov 22, 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,222 views
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Japan’s Gross National Propaganda

Nov 7, 2013 | 91 Comments | 6,088 views
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How Tokyo gets you… again and again

Oct 24, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,214 views
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Metro Daily

A former Tokyoite looks back

Oct 11, 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,846 views
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Japan should open up to China the way it did with the US

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments | 2,169 views
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Why it’s hard to speak Japanese...in Japan!

Aug 29, 2013 | 16 Comments | 5,101 views
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The 2020 Olympics are Tokyo’s to lose after problems in Istanbul and Madrid

Aug 1, 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,689 views
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One man’s will to rebuild blossoms into a book

Jul 4, 2013 | No Comments | 2,811 views
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Japan’s drug laws must change to ease pain and suffering

Jun 21, 2013 | 8 Comments | 2,990 views
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Undressing the Japanese lingerie market

Jun 6, 2013 | 13 Comments | 4,292 views
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From seekers and slackers to strivers and thrivers

May 23, 2013 | 9 Comments | 5,542 views
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Honoring Donald Richie’s legacy

May 8, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,254 views
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Taking a Japan adolescence back to the UK

Apr 25, 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,069 views
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Prophetic sushi and a paean to an island nation

Apr 12, 2013 | 7 Comments | 2,446 views
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All’s well in Japan until visitors show up

Mar 28, 2013 | 5 Comments | 2,798 views
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Living in a country not designed with you in mind

Mar 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,841 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 | 1,992 views
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The battle for foreign expat supremacy

Feb 28, 2013 | 31 Comments | 5,718 views
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The perils of illness in the Japanese workplace

Feb 14, 2013 | 8 Comments | 3,952 views
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Omiai and the pressure to get married

Jan 31, 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,594 views
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A crystal-bead class in Iwate helps hope glimmer

Jan 21, 2013 | No Comments | 1,393 views
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Two views on the recent elections

Jan 3, 2013 | One Comment | 2,681 views
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An elderly couple is healing their Tohoku town with fresh produce

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,384 views
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How did a new bear conquer Japan?

Dec 5, 2012 | One Comment | 3,471 views
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Learning Japanese from the Italians

Nov 22, 2012 | No Comments | 2,432 views
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Why Japan’s alienation will go on… and on

Nov 8, 2012 | 3 Comments | 4,731 views
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Harnessing the light in Tohoku

Oct 26, 2012 | One Comment | 2,450 views
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The “Tokyo Umbrella Exchange”

Oct 11, 2012 | 8 Comments | 2,733 views
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Start the rice ball rolling

Sep 27, 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,603 views
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The “small-apartment complex” hints at bigger issues in Japan

Sep 13, 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,645 views
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Will it K-pop in the US or not?

Aug 30, 2012 | 9 Comments | 3,141 views
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Let’s give Japanese women a hand

Aug 16, 2012 | One Comment | 3,165 views
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Is that the question?

Aug 4, 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,201 views
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Tokyo’s people deserve the Games despite their self-serving politicians

Jul 19, 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,273 views
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Are urban matsuri losing their meaning?

Jul 6, 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,587 views
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Underwear bandit plagues Tokyo’s residential areas

Jun 28, 2012 | No Comments | 2,037 views
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Japan should rethink daylight-savings

Jun 21, 2012 | 4 Comments | 2,714 views
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Are people still willing to help Tohoku?

Jun 8, 2012 | One Comment | 2,374 views
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The cost of Japan’s “Us vs. Them” mentality

May 24, 2012 | 30 Comments | 28,811 views
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Japan’s overtures to changing child abduction laws ring hollow

May 10, 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,958 views
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Intra-gaijin relations: Giving them the once over

Apr 26, 2012 | 13 Comments | 5,926 views
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Mottainai and the Japanese culture

Apr 17, 2012 | One Comment | 2,365 views
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