SOCIETY

  1. Lacquer Respect

    Lacquer has been an integral part of Japanese culture since early historic times. David Capel offers this appraisal.…

  2. Brush Work 

    In the West, calligraphy is the genteel art of…

  3. Eating with Grace

    As they ruefully surveyed the morsel that had …

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

    July 2015 UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee approv…

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

    In July 2015 UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee app…

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

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

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

  9. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (III): Nirayama: At the Break of Dawn

  10. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (II): Kagoshima: Learning from the West

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