Japan Pledges $AUD580 Million in Climate Change Aid to Pacific Islands

Dr. Anthony Horton shares Japan’s recent announcement that it will invest millions in climate change and disaster aid for Pacific Island nations.

Sports Explained: Sumo!

The athleticism, strategery, and pageantry of Sumo!

Internet Café Refugees: Japan’s Disposable Workers

It is better to bend than to break, the old Japanese proverb goes.

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

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.

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?

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

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

Why living in nature keeps us happy.

Nerd Nation

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

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

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.