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Preposterous Slander on the Land of the Rising You-Know-What

You sure couldn’t prove it by me or anyone I know here in Japan, the land of eros unsurpassed in the realms of subtlety, but according to the annual nosy survey that condom-maker Durex conducts every year (“Pardon us for interrupting at just this moment, but…”), the Japanese have the least active sex life in the world, for two years ... Read More »

The Country Side of Life

When you move from the city into the country, a considerable number of municipally peripheral things suddenly come into your life in a big way, such as the moon and the stars. Read More »


Every American who comes to Japan and sees children playing kakurenbo is deeply shocked, even more so an American who raises children here and watches them participating in it all unaware of the horror that attends the violation of childhood's fundamental rules... Read More »

Is There Immigration after Death?

In Japan, it seems, once a foreigner, eternally a foreigner. There are cultural pioneers from abroad who have been permanent residents of Tokyo for well over a hundred years now, but their visas are no good. Read More »