Recent Posts

May 31, 2017

Earthquake: What To Do When Even a Small One Hits

For those that have never felt the earth move under their feet in Japan, here are a few practical suggestions to keep in mind.

5 Things to Know About Akie Abe
May 6, 2017

5 Things to Know About Japan’s Fiery First Lady, Akie Abe

We must not look at Akie Abe as just her husband’s wife.

January 28, 2017

Reforming Aging Japan: 3 Young Politicians to Watch

It’s clear that Japan needs radical social reform in the face of its aging population. These three up-and-coming politicians are banding together to do something about it.

December 28, 2016

Women in Japanese Government: 3 Rising Politicians to Know

Who run the world? Girls. Will they be running Japan? Maybe.

November 11, 2016

What Do Japanese People Think About Politics?

This American writer takes to the streets of Osaka to find out what locals think about Japanese politics.

October 4, 2016

7 Things to Know About Japanese Politics

Curious about the complex world of Japanese politics? This new series aims to uncover some of the main points, starting with a rundown of the basics.