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Month: September 2018

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We’re Stuck With ‘The Last Samurai’ While Everyone Else Gets Crazy Rich

Hollywood executives hear the word 'Asians' and immediately conjure an image of sweating maidens in rice paddies, or yakuza with swords in Shinjuku, or maidens and yakuza hooking up in…

Should Japanese men have the right to molest women on the train? A close friend of the Prime Minister writes, “Yes!”––the magazine goes out business

Yes, according to Ogawa, a friend of Japan's Prime Minister, if you're a woman in Japan and you get groped on the train--it's because you're giving off pheromones. The scent…

James Bailey Turns In His Final Review. Rest in Peace (1946-2018)

"He was a ferocious researcher. I remember his prodigious memory; if you were with him and Mark Schreiber, you didn’t need the internet.”

Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutchman, went missing in Norway on August 20. Help find him.

Arjen Kamphuis, "free software advocate, sailor, carpenter, geek and damn proud of it" was last seen in Bodø, Norway on August 20th.