The articles are organized by topics which are briefly described below. The category menu bar on the right will also take you to article groupings.
ARTICLES: What the Tsunami Left Behind | In Fukushima, Surreal Serenity | Train to Nowhere | A Battered Nation on the Mend | A Month After the Shock, a Different Japan | Japanese Stiff Upper Lip: Please Avoid Fukinshin | Navigating Japan’s Day of Disaster
ARTICLES: The Boy in the Mirror | The Legacy of Human Torpedoes| One Son, Four Characters | The Three R’s, Japanese Style | Identically Distinctive | A lie to live by, at least in Japan | Homework for the beach | For Japanese children, little time to daydream | Are They Too Young to Ride the Trains Alone? | Making the Grade
ARTICLES: Running With Perseverance | Character Values | Kimono Lessons | Toilet Worship | Too Tall for Japan? | Imperial Adjustments | The Right Amount of Modesty | Hand-To-Hand Combat | Japan’s Year in Words | Tokyo’s Rush Hour Madness | Identically Distinctive | A lie to live by, at least in Japan | Japan’s Subtle Etiquette Code | How I got a Certificate in Common Sense | Yuki Kawauchi, the Marathon Rock Star
ARTICLES: Look Who’s Teaching Smartphone | Changing Tongues | Character Values | Japanese Stiff Upper Lip: Please Avoid Fukinshin | One Son, Four Characters | Japan’s Year in Words | The only warmth in my life is the heated toilet seat | English Speakers are from Mars