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Lessons Learned From Encounters With Clickbait Journalists

In the yakuza world they say, “As soon as you get to the top, someone will try to kick you down.” The world of journalism is, sadly, surprisingly “If you’re…

Sayonara, Robuchon-san: A Eulogy to Japan’s Beloved French Chef

In 1978, 33 years after the Japanese surrender, Joel Robuchon was appointed master chef at the Hotel Nikko de Paris (now the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel) Coincidentally, Robuchon himself…

“Does My Gaijin Husband Go Good With My Dress?” Mixed Marriage in France & Japan

France has the highest rate of mixed marriages in the EU - close to 20% of married couples are of differing nationalities. For the rest of Europe that number on…