Tagged: japan

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The King of the Monsters

Sixty-Five Years Later, Godzilla Continues To Be A Symbol For Everything From Humanity’s Sins To A Force Of Nature To Even Box Office Superhero.

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Ordinary World: Christmas Hangover

Your Ordinary World: Christmas Hangover edition, with links to stories you should catch up on now that the daily grind replaces merry & bright. Read, share, and discuss.

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Ordinary World for 3 Dec 2018

Your Ordinary World for 3 Dec 2019 with links to stories about Brexit, China, India, Pakistan, France, Russia, Japan, Canada, and Nigeria where the president has announced that he is not, in fact, a clone.


School and Suicide

Suicides in Japan spike on the first day of school.


Some Underwhelming Reflections on “3/11”

Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed 20,000 people, and I feel I kind of owe it to myself and others to share my thoughts. I haven’t really...


Just who are the Japanese?

This isn’t particularly new or exciting, but I recently stumbled across this fascinating article from Jared Diamond on Japan’s enthnographic history.


Quote of the Day

George H. W. Bush on his own infamous bow in Japan:


Balance Sheet Recession

So I was listening to NPR this morning and a Japanese economist was talking about their “lost decade” and chalked it up to what he termed “balance sheet recession.”   Basically, too many people...

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