Tag: Japan

An American living in Japan

Melancholy observations of an expat.

I am an American and have lived in Tokyo for most of my adult life. I am married to a Japanese woman with whom I have one child…….


There is no such thing as a microaggression

An article on the BBC Capital website titled “The tiny ways prejudice seeps into the workplace” took its presumably majority white readers to task for the unforgivable crime of microaggressions, which it defines as “brief queries, comments or actions sprinkled throughout day-to-day life that make others—particularly those in marginalized groups—feel……


Japan: Reptilian colony?

Having lived in and among Japan and its quirky inhabitants for a couple of decades longer than is advisable for one’s mental health, I have come to the conclusion that if there are indeed reptilian shape-shifters hiding……