Is Japan really that different? Comparing Japan with Western Europe

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/02/20/our-lives/gripes-different-country-japan-aint-place-squat-toilets-table-charges/

When it comes to aging, what Japan does best is unrecognized by most developed countries

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/01/20/our-lives/ever-graying-theres-no-place-like-home/#new_tab

Celebrating New Years the Island Way

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/12/30/our-lives/celebrating-new-years-island-way/

Submitting to the Masters on Onomichi’s ‘Path of Literature’

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2018/12/01/books/submitting-masters-onomichis-path-literature/

Japan has a reputation for cleanliness — just don’t look in our closets!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/11/25/our-lives/japan-reputation-cleanliness-just-dont-look-closets/#new_tab

The Death of a Japanese Countryside Festival

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/10/31/our-lives/death-japanese-countryside-festival/#.W9pmcidoTBIhttp://#new_tab

A Closer Look at the ‘My Year in Japan’ Genre

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/09/23/our-lives/year-japan-books-offer-reassuring-words-armchair-travelers-expats-need/#.W9plGCdoTBIhttp://#new_tab

Read a review of ‘Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan’ in JQ Magazine!

https://jetaany.org/2018/07/24/jq-magazine-book-review-amys-guide-to-best-behavior-in-japan-do-it-right-and-be-polite/

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan now has its own Facebook Page. Like us to get updates!

https://www.facebook.com/amyonasia/#new_tab

In Japan, the most important rule for language translation is often broken

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/08/29/our-lives/japan-important-rule-language-translation-often-broken/

Kitagi Island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea now has a rock museum highlighting the island’s storied past

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/07/29/our-lives/one-mans-labor-love-museum-captures-seto-inland-sea-islands-storied-stone-history/#.W4zHy359hmA#new_tab

Kotaku.com published an excerpt from my book on etiquette–Tips for eating and drinking in Japan

https://kotaku.com/rules-for-eating-and-drinking-in-japan-1827470721#new_tab

Minpaku law could leave tourists to Japan without beds

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/06/27/our-lives/minpaku-law-leave-tourists-japan-without-beds/#.W4zHQ359hmA#new_tab

Public Policy Must Change for Entrepreneurship to Flourish

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/05/27/our-lives/japans-public-policy-killing-rural-entrepreneurship/#.Wwt9Y8i-nq0http://#new_tab

Chichibu: Shinto, Shugendo and Mt. Buko

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/04/29/our-lives/chichibu-steeped-tradition-challenged-industry/#.Wwt8u8i-nq0http://#new_tab

Why Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ is so popular in Japan

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/03/25/our-lives/whats-behind-japans-enduring-love-emily-brontes-wuthering-heights/#.Wwt778i-nq0http://#new_tab

What Tokyo 2020 Can Learn from Pyeongchang Olympics

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/02/25/our-lives/high-tech-pyeongchang-olympics-needed-low-tech-support-foreign-tourists/#.Wwt7J8i-nq0http://#new_tab

The Right Way to Revitalize the Seto Inland Sea, Japan

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/01/28/our-lives/launch-tourist-friendly-seto-inland-sea-ferry-system-will-come/?utm_source=Daily+News+Updates&utm_campaign=fe606c79ce-Monday_email_updates29_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5a6080d40-fe606c79ce-331554785#new_tab

Kyoto’s Kibune-Kurama hike and food for the soul

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2017/12/23/food/short-kyoto-hike-packs-plenty-stimulate-mind-palate/#new_tab

Why Japan’s stone mining won’t attract foreign tourists

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2017/12/17/our-lives/western-tourists-want-japan-try-asking-one/#new_tab