Dozens of prominent intellectuals got together to write “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” on the topic of cancel culture. I was hoping for a poignant commentary on modern society. That’s not what we got.
Thinking of moving to an apartment in Tokyo? Be ready to pay upfront many times the cost of rent.
A few weeks ago, my good friend Kayo and I decided to do a joint writing project about Japanese culture and society. After all, such a complex, deep and stratified social framework can’t be understood from any single vantage point—especially not that of white guy who’s only been here a few years. The first topic …
My dream is to be a writer. Why is there a voice in my head telling me I’m a fraud?
Welcome to my blog. Here’s how it came to be.
Every language has bias. New languages give us the perspective we need to see that bias.
For some, coronavirus is stealing lives and livelihoods. But for most, it’s stealing time.
As a blue-eyed white European living in Japan, I’m not just a foreigner. I’m a very foreign foreigner. Here’s a taste of some of the bizarre conversations I’m party to on a regular basis.
Learning a new language is as daunting as it is fascinating. Here’s some advice on how I got started with Japanese.
The people of China have plenty to deal with right now without the rest of us adding our bigotry to their misery.
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