“A young Latino man in Los Angeles teams up with a Japanese restaurateur to try to bring karaoke to America.”
Country music became popular in Japan after World War II. Today, Tokyo has a vibrant underground country music scene.
Millions of people turn out to see Japan’s famous sakura blossoms. This year, Covid-19 kept the usual crowds at home, though the blossom makes a fitting metaphor for evanescence.
“…the ship…provided the world’s best data set on the virus, confirming crucial facts about how the disease spread, especially through asymptomatic carriers.”
Armchair travel is more important than ever, now that pandemic has forced us to stay indoors. Reading can take you across the ocean.
Under self-quarantine, Aaron Gilbreath ‘moves’ freely with the help of Rambalac’s video travelogues.
One of the most technologically advanced countries in the world pays a high ecological price for its many culinary conveniences.
Excellent Japanese whiskies were easy to come by, until suddenly they weren’t. What happened? And why can’t one whisky aficionado let go?
“I could see the ghosts,” recalled Lafcadio Hearn about his early childhood. Late in life, he became a celebrated chronicler of Japan’s folk tales: stories of strange demons and lingering visitations.
Nina Li Coomes reckons with the quandary of citizenship and the meaning of home.