How Japan must pity the Land of the Setting Sun
To be in Tokyo during the cherry blossom season is to be reminded of three things. First, the transience of all natural beauty. Second, the possibility that a modern city can be truly lovely. Third...
In Japan, a new imperial era, "Reiwa," evoking an ancient ideal of harmony. In Britain, the precise opposite: another night of parliamentary discord. Thoughts on this striking contrast
Thinking about Brexit from the other side of the world. Britain today is in a state of acute political crisis, yet Japan seems a model of political stability. Why?
"Why are Japan and Britain in such different political states? ...A more profound answer is that while Britain has embraced immigration, Japan has resisted it." Even for
this is astonishingly ahistorical and badly argued.