Is Abenomics Working?

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This is a continuation of my previous article, which explains what the 3 arrows of Abenomics are and how they are supposed to work. It's impossible to say with certainty whether Abenomics is working because the data is … [Read more...]

Bishounen

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Girl meets boy, boy likes girl, girl meets girl-like-boy... If you have never uttered the word bishounen with swooning exhalation, then, you are most likely a straight male with a floating thought bubble filled with … [Read more...]

Fashionista By No Means

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The sticky mat draws particles away from my shoes before I slip on disposable fiber booties.  Donning a hairnet, I secure a face mask as I proceed to wash my hands and pull on blue nitrile gloves.  Next I zip myself into a … [Read more...]

Surviving Sports Festival

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In Japan, summer’s end ushers in a nationwide school tradition. Students, teachers, family, and other guests gather for a day of outdoor events known as undoukai (運動会) or sports festival. Undoukai offers something for … [Read more...]