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

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

Ominous signs of COVID-19 before the outbreak

Eco-Friendly Rules to Live by (in Japan)

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

Japan’s countryside populations still woefully ignorant of the environment

Making mochi rice cakes for the New Year in Japan

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

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

Learning Japanese in Japan’s countryside

A History of Fishing in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

The Shiraishi Bon Dance, A National Treasure

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

Restore your faith in humanity on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

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

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