1. Ancient Tumuli Inscribed on World Heritage List

    On July 6, 2019 the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group of forty-nine mounded tombs was officially inscribed on the …

  2. Élan for Lotus 

    In Homer’s great epic the Odyssey, the eponymous h…

  3. Star-Crossed Love

    Japan has its spectacular festivals, such as t…

  4. Reiwa: The New Age of “Beautiful Harmony” 

    In this auspicious month of early spring, the weat…

  5. Shinkokinshu: An Anthology for Our Time

    Most Japanese newspapers carry a weekly column of …

  6. Deep Purple

  7. The Thatcher Era

  8. Anime Industry Hits Income Milestone

  9. Strawberry Fields Forever

  10. Japan’s Long and Winding Road