Peter Tasker

Going Back To Tohoku

I scan my memory, jumbled and blurred by hangover, jetlag, lifelag. Got it – he’s a media figure, fronts up current…

I Don’t Know War

Terayama liked to tell people his own father was executed as a war criminal. The truth was more mundane. …

Abe and the Historians

Koizumi enacted a Japanese equivalent of the “Willy Brandt moment” at the Marco Polo bridge…

The Japanese Spring

Most important of all for psychological well-being and social tranquility, the Japanese economy is running at full employment….