SOCIETY

  1. Silk Tops

    Industrial espionage, according to the Byzantine historian Procopius, conspicuously came into being in the early 550…

  2. Fruits of Success

    Back in a far-off, less-globalized day, when J…

  3. Lacquer Respect

    Lacquer has been an integral part of Japanese …

  4. Brush Work 

    In the West, calligraphy is the genteel art of…

  5. Eating with Grace

    As they ruefully surveyed the morsel that had …

  6. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (VIII): Yawata: A State-Sponsored Vision of Industrialization

  7. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (VII): Miike: Mine Craft

  8. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (VI): Nagasaki: Fueling the Revolution

  9. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (V): Saga: Where the Boats Come In

  10. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (IV): Kamaishi: Industrial Revolution Blasts Off

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