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“The Only Woman in the Room”/ How The Amazing Beate Wrote Equal Rights For Women Into Japan’s Constitution

Is Japan's peacetime constitution going to be trashed by the ruling party and returned back to the Imperial Constitution, which did not give suffrage or equal rights to women? This…

Review: Teach me Enma-sama

In the children’s picture book Teach me Enma-sama, written and illustrated by Hiromi Tanaka, Enma who is the King of Hell in Buddhist mythology teaches children how to behave in…

The Eternal Outsider :Ten Years Black in Japan–a book review

he book reveals in a deeply observant way how ultimately, Japan and Japanese women refused to be messed around with, particularly by a foreigner. And in the end, Houchen's wife…

Put Tokyo in your pocket: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Tokyo is a great guide book

Tokyo is far to big to cover in one short trip, but Lonely Planet's travel guide to Tokyo shows you the places worth hitting.

Book Review: How to Use Fuck (For Japanese Students of Eigo)

How to Use Fuck Correctly: 99 Phrases Using Fuck, Shit, Damn, and Hell that Schools won’t Teach You that Should be Used with Care (正しいFUCK 使い方学校では教えてくれない、取扱注意のFuck, Shit, Damn, Hellを使った99フレーズ) is…

Tokyo Vice review by Dan Scheraga

Here they come, hopefully one in a long line of reviews! “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan” (Pantheon Books, 352 pages, $26), by Jake Adelstein:…