by

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…

The Seagull Laughs

The Queen of the Japanese Underground” stuck to her unique personal style – long black dress, dark glasses, cloud of cigarette smoke…

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

By then she had jettisoned her hippy chanteuse persona and joined Blues Creation, featuring Japan’s answer to Jeff Beck, Kazuo Takeda on guitar….

What Can Abe Teach Europe?

This goes a long way to explaining the remarkable fall in the suicide rate over the past several years, which has reversed nearly all…

The Sumo Champ in the Bath

Japanese bureaucracies, like others elsewhere, react to the prospect of transparency like a vampire reacts to the coming of daylight. …