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Places to Visit in Japan

Since I often get asked for recommendations for places to visit in Japan, here are some of my favorite places. I’ve found Japan Guide to be one of the most useful web sites for lists of interesting places to visit, along with practical

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My re-imagining of Unforgiven with a Japanese hacker in place of Clint Eastwood is now up at Cosmos Magazine. Undeleted has Asian hackers in it. If you don’t read this story, you are letting the terrorists win. And you hate

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Sei Shonagon – Cranky Ladies of History

When I taught English in Japan, I’d often ask students what they liked most about living in Japan. The two most common answers were: Japanese food and the fact that Japan has four seasons. The second answer initially struck me as

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