COLUMN ONE and other selected stories  

Japan & Asia    

 


 

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Japan

 

Could it happen again?

50 Years after Pearl Harbor

Japan’s pacifists worry about smoldering nationalism

 

Yakuza on the Run

Citizens Stand Up

Irate community battles tattooed gangsters

 

The value of “Gaman”

Regard M. Suzuki

Self-denial wears thin for the Japanese everyman

 

Hitler’s Gift to Hirohito

The Axis: Odd Twins on the Ascent

Japan’s Nazi embassy is an unapologetic cultural center

 

Literally Eating Gold

A Gilded Age for Japan

iFinancial Bubble cuisine: gold flakes in the sushi and sake

 

 Loudspeakers at a Zen Garden
Japan’s Cult of Noise
Citizens revolt against ubiquitous, iamplified chatter 

 

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Japan Stories

 


 

Okinawa

 

Okinawa’s Spiritual Advisors
Shamans Guide Troubled Lives
The supernatural is alive and well in the southern islands

 

Harrier Jets in the Backyard

The New Battle of Okinawa

US bases are choking Okinawa and facing local ire

 

Blue Coral Under Siege

The Struggle in Shiraho

Okinawa’s last pristine reef is endangered by pork-barrel

 


 

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Korea

 

The Irish of Asia
Koreans Love to Wax Lyrical
Poetry rules in amid political strife and Cold War era

 

Troves of Urchins`

Korea’s Henyo divers

Masters of the sea – but second citizens on Land

 

Korean Women

It's Suffer, Not Suffragette

Despite flowering democracy, men rule in Confucian society

 


 

China & Southeast Asia

 

The Asahan Dam

Japan Aid: the Give and Take

Who really benefits from Tokyo’s $8 billion Aid Program?

 

Nomadic Entrepreneurs

Guanxi Pays Off

Networking is a way of life for the Chinese diaspora

 

Garbage Rivalry 

Fat City of Infrastructure

Taiwan’s boom offers hotly contested contracts

 

Unsung Malaysia

Chip-maker Extraordinaire

Malaysia is catching up, taking the mercantile way to trade

 


 

Tiananmen Square

 

Fresh Recruits: Students face Young Soldiers

Weary Protesters Won’t Budge from Square

Workers Join Students in Solidarity

Hong Kong Sees its Beijing Nightmare on TV

Shanghai Returns to Chaos-as-Usual

Killing Chickens to Scare the Monkeys