Tag: Japan

The coming transformation

Human society is undergoing a transformation unlike anything our current iteration of civilization has seen in the past. Right now, we are on the outer rim of a brave new technological world. Soon, we will be inexorably immersed in a disturbing new paradigm. These massive changes are touted as “solutions” utilizing digital technologies……


Late, weird and weary

As a late bloomer, I often learn lessons too late to be of practical value. One of those is this: Japan is a weird place. It attracts weird people, and the longer you live in Japan, the……


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……