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…

Abe’s Moment of Truth

If Mr. Abe offered citizens a say in their own governance, it would be the first time since Japan’s mythical first emperor came ashore in 660 B.C….

Terayama’s Mama

Two of Shuji Terayama’s maternally-themed tanka poems from the early 1960s….

Tokyo Dick

“Dick didn’t do macroeconomics. He didn’t do Japan. He didn’t do Limeys and he didn’t do listening. Dick just did Dick”…