Patrick Parr

Patrick Parr is a historian whose work has appeared in "The Atlantic," "The Japan Times" and "Kyoto Journal," among others. His first book, "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age," is a biography about MLK's life before the Montgomery Bus Boycott. When not writing, Patrick enjoys basketball, tennis and traveling with his wife around the Pacific Rim.



5 National Parks Where You Can Explore Japan’s Great Outdoors

Whether you crave a multi-day outdoor adventure or simply want some natural beauty to restore the senses—Japan's majestic national parks await.

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The Mask Behind the Mask Culture in Japan

Japan's love affair with wearing the germ mask gives this author mixed feelings.

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All About the Fukuzawas: The Faces on Your Yen

You handle them everyday, but do you know who they are?

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