An Obituary for a mutual friend (to most) and acquaintance (to some)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/08/03/our-lives/breaking-hard-sometimes-needs-done/

Books on Asia Issue 7: Disasters, Natural and Man-Made

https://booksonasia.net/issues/seven/

Ominous signs of COVID-19 before the outbreak

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/04/06/our-lives/life-run-covid-19-coronavirus/#.XrdlTcZS_4M

Eco-Friendly Rules to Live by (in Japan)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/03/09/our-lives/eco-friendly-gift-giving/#.XrdkV8ZS_4M#new_tab

Book-signing in Madrid, Spain, February 27, 2020 at Los Pequeños Seres bookstore

Japan’s countryside populations still woefully ignorant of the environment

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/01/27/our-lives/climate-change-japan-ready/#new_tab

Making mochi rice cakes for the New Year in Japan

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/12/30/our-lives/japanese-new-year-tradition/#new_tab

My latest episode of NHK’s J-Trip Plan where I Introduce Yakage, Okayama

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2059087/?fbclid=IwAR0S8kYV-8xUi5INArD7aqrdcFYkNhhbfvtarv3CKerujrYtdu4XMOX1fdo#new_tab

A Decade of Change in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea 2010-2019

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/11/25/our-lives/seto-inland-sea-2010s-change/#new_tab

Learning Japanese in Japan’s countryside

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/11/03/our-lives/japanese-classes-countryside-cram-school-worth-moving-city/#new_tab

A History of Fishing in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/09/25/our-lives/lifestyles-seto-inland-sea-change-advancements-fishing-industry/#new_tab

The Shiraishi Bon Dance, A National Treasure

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/08/25/our-lives/island-festival-steeped-history#new_tab

Politeness Marathon: 26.2 days of insight on the culture of Japanese manners and etiquette

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

Restore your faith in humanity on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/07/21/our-lives/humanity-sure-come-modern-pilgrimage/#.XUjWe1BS_jA

A Buddhist Priest reflects on growing up on Shiraishi Island during wartime

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/06/23/our-lives/buddhist-priest-reflects-growing-shiraishi-island-time-war/#.XUjV4FBS_jA

Bittersweet Charms of Life on an Inland Sea Island

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/05/29/our-lives/one-womans-story-illustrates-bittersweet-charm-life-seto-island-sea/#.XPB6DntS_jA

Wes Lang and his Quest to Climb Japan’s “Hyakumeizan” Top 10 Mountains

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2019/04/06/books/wes-lang-quest-climb-japans-top-100-mountains/#.XPB343tS_jA#new_tab

Canadian Academy Students Tell How to Clean up Japan’s Waterways

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/04/21/our-lives/lesson-one-student-led-trash-pick-everyone-needs-part/#.XPB28XtS_jA#new_tab

Concrete Solutions to Japan’s Overtourism Problem

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/03/20/our-lives/want-fix-problem-tourism-just-look-overseas/#.XPB1dXtS_jAhttp://#new_tab

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/