This building is amazing and an object lesson in how not maintaining our modernist masterpieces are going to lead them to all fall apart very soon. Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by 20th-ce
Even without climate change, it would be a really bad idea to hold the Olympics in Japan in August. It’s really hot and humid! Climate change only makes this worse, as we are seeing globally in
It was ten years ago that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused the greatest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. There’s been any number of stories to remember the anniversary and discuss the
This 17 minute film is a slice of life from Tokyo in 1966. Nothing incredibly profound here, but a good look at home life, manufacturing, markets, etc. And there’s plenty of value in that.
This is the grave of Matthew Perry. Born in 1794 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Perry grew up in the world of post-Puritan respectability, with many ancestors being leading early Europeans in New E
This entire thread is incredible. The picture above: It’s just John Adams fighting a giant snake. A thread of images from a Japanese illustrated history of America from 1861. Here is George Wash
I have long been fascinated with World War II movies. Unlike literature, where the war didn’t lead to as many great works as one might think, there are an amazing number of astounding World War
OK. U.S. President Donald Trump has said Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year, diplomatic sources have