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.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. So tonight’s film club is what exists on YouTube of the powerful, angry, and wonderful 1952 Hideo Sekigawa film Hiroshima. Paul’s po
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
Today marks the Immortal Bard William Shakespeare’s 454th birthday! The inventor of thousands of new English words, for no reason at all, has been dead some 402 years but he is still very much a
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
Five years today since the Fukushima earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant disaster. Some links for this anniversary. The power plant is still leaking radioactive substances into the ocean, al
187 of the world’s most prominent historians of Japan have written an open letter to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, urging that he stop whitewashing the atrocities committed by the Japanese
The level of denial in Japan over forced prostitution, rape, and colonized Korean “comfort women” in World War II is remarkable. Instead, the Japanese government’s narrative is that