Same Song. Different Beat: The Experience of Soccer in Japan

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You don’t really know Soccer until you’ve experienced it all over the World. Turns out some Leagues march to a different beat.

Not Humming


Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.

In the Mirror: Disability, Love and Friendship


Erin Kelly believes there’s more to love and friendship than what society portrays.

The Tigers Are Going to the World Series!! In Japan, That Is.

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As our World Series begins, so does another on the other side of the world. Mike Kasdan shares his baseball memories from The Land of the Rising Sun.

Are Men Finding the Time to Train?

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Rick Matz directly addresses finding the time for martial arts training, but his advice reaches deeper into global men’s culture.

Real-Life Batman Surprises Drivers On Japanese Highway


Batman takes his Batmobile for a causal spin on a Japanese highway and delights a few fans along the way.

Please Enjoy These Men Wearing Bras

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Because why not?



In this excerpt, Eric Norris writes about an awkward, thoughtful conversation with his Japanese-American boyfriend, both men recalling their fathers’ roles in World War II.

Five Ways Nature Restores Our Mental Health

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Why living in nature keeps us happy.

Nerd Nation

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Nerd and Otaku culture have helped men challenge and redefine masculinity. Jackson Bliss explores some of the powerful consequences of this subculture

Mother Nature and Human Nuclear Arrogance

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Tsach Gilboa looks at nuclear power plants in light of tsunami’s and earthquakes, and wonders if are setting ourselves up for future catastrophes.

The Japanese Sex Drought


Have young people in Japan given up on sex and relationships? Thomas Pluck wonders.

Goodwill Returns WWII Treasure to Family of Veteran

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Early last week, a box of World War II medals, awards, and mementos was discovered at a Missouri Goodwill; the owner’s family was overwhelmed to hear that they would be returned home.

A Case for the Magic Money Machine


I’m no economist, so I’m expecting that someone who understands global commerce better than I will set me straight. But until then…

NEWSER: Scientists Test Meth Addiction ‘Cure’


Scientists are testing a drug that may ‘cure’ meth addiction, and early results are good.

Palmer Township Man Secures War Medal For Late Father — 68 Years Later

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“He was just a typical World War II guy. Came home, went to work and got involved in civic and church stuff,” Barry Miller said.