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World Baseball Classic 2013: Proof We Need a Real World Series

The WBC certainly is proof that a true “world” series is something that must eventually happen. Read More »

Capital Punishment: a Democratic and Humanitarian Viewpoint

India has to speed up its judicial and governmental procedures to wrap up decisions in atrocious crimes. Read More »

Movie Review: Emperor (2013) – The War After the War

Secrets, shame and subtrafuge blend into a film noir mystery Read More »

DVD Review: When Horror Came to Shochiku – The Criterion Collection

An inconsistently entertaining set of Japanese horror movies that is more interesting as a cultural snapshot than as B-movie heaven. Read More »

The Emerging Popularity of Skateboarding in Japan

Most skate parks in Japan are located inside warehouses. Read More »

Japan, China Disputing East China Sea Islands

Trouble may be brewing in the East China Sea. Read More »

Book Review: Geeky-Girly Innovation: A Japanese Subculturalist’s Guide to Technology and Design by Morinosuke Kawaguchi

Geeky-Girly Innovation is a fast, interesting and eye-opening book about the otaku culture and innovative new Japanese products. Read More »

Book Review: Otaku Spaces by Patrick W. Galbraith and Androniki Christodoulou

A fascinating look at Japan's extreme fans of manga and anime and their influence on the national culture. Read More »

Is There a Culture of Rape Within the Military?

While those who commit such crimes must be prosecuted, it's time we laid the blame where it squarely belongs: on our civilian leadership. Read More »

America’s Lost Decades

With median net worth back to 1992 levels, Americans may still be facing two more decades of sluggish economic growth. Read More »