Category Archives: Video

Elvis in Nakasu

So this year I went back to catch a night of the Nakasu Festival. The festival is held in Fukuoka’s red-light district, full of host and hostess clubs and worse. During the festival, women from the community get together and … Continue reading

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On Being Funny in Japan

There’s actually no word for “sense of humor” in Japan.

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On Kappa

It takes time for new places to seep into my dreams. When I’ve left a place, my dreams take me back instead of forward. Places go first – the familiar coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores stop serving as backdrops. People … Continue reading

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On Walking On Fire in Japan

The most difficult part of walking on burning coals during a typhoon was finding the right train.

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Explaining Fukushima to a 12-year-old

Nuclear Power Plant Explodes As of 12:41 a.m. JPT Saturday, a nuclear power plant had exploded, though there wasn’t a “meltdown.” As of Sunday, there was a second nuclear power plant with reactor problems, also in Fukushima. Ninety people who … Continue reading

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Earthquake, Tsunami Warnings in Japan

I’m in the yellow area in the center of the map, near Korea. So, we’re OK.

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