Bittersweet Charms of Life on an Inland Sea Island

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

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

Concrete Solutions to Japan’s Overtourism Problem

Is Japan really that different? Comparing Japan with Western Europe

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

Celebrating New Years the Island Way

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

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

The Death of a Japanese Countryside Festival

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

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

Kitagi Island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea now has a rock museum highlighting the island’s storied past published an excerpt from my book on etiquette–Tips for eating and drinking in Japan

Minpaku law could leave tourists to Japan without beds

Public Policy Must Change for Entrepreneurship to Flourish

Chichibu: Shinto, Shugendo and Mt. Buko

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