Author: Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto is a policy analyst and part-time dungeon master. When not talking endlessly about matters of public policy, he is a dungeon master on the NWN World of Avlis

We Appreciate the Thought…but Let Us Decide.

While understanding the American reaction to Ghost in the Shell casting, Nob thinks it could serve to reinforce a different, emerging conception of Japanese identity.


Meet the Teams: Nippon

Although overshadowed by the performance of the Nadeshiko Japan and the glorious play of Homare Sawa in the last few years, the Samurai Blues look to make an impact on their fifth consecutive World Cup. With...


Brosplaining Russian Anti-Gay Oppression.

I’m not out to start an intra-blog war. Kazzy isn’t the first one to suggest that the anti-Sochi protests are simply another reclassification of anti-Russia bias. There’s pieces such as the one by Peter Lavelle noting...


A Shintoist’s Guide to the Yasukuni Controversy

After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit in December, Yasukuni Shrine is once again a focus of international controversy. As the League’s only practicing Shinto, I have decided to put together a short primer on the...


A Fascinating Document.

The White House has released its new “Report and Recommendations of The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies” today.


So on an odd vein…

…if employers reducing costs by cutting labor costs ala Walmart is laudable, does that make Costco the world’s greatest monster?


If I get arrested….

…it’s because of inflicting spontaneous violence on jackasses like this.


Globalization’s Enabler: Mobility

The rapid increase in capital mobility has propelled economic globalization. Labor lags significantly behind in mobility increases. Is this a problem?