So, how could I not write about the biggest news to come out of US politics today. For my international readers (of which probably all of you are), Roe vs. Wade was a ruling written in 1973 by the Supreme Court of the time that basically said that there is
How’s that for a provocative title? Well, hear me out. I’m probably not quite going where you think I am. So this topic was brought to mind by the fact that a court in Japan has spoken out against gay marriage. Gay marriage, of course, being defined as a legal and/or
Hi! It’s been a while since I posted here, so I have a lot to say. Truth be told, I don’t really think I’m fond of the blogging method of expressing myself, but I haven’t come up with anything better yet. I’m working on it, though! First, an update. The
As a gaijin, which literally means “outsider” or “outside person”, our exposure to Japanese culture is almost always initially through their media in some way. Either anima, manga, J-pop, or some other type of media that Japan has spread throughout the world. And make no mistake, Japanese media and culture is amazing.
A friend asked me today how women are treated in the Japanese culture. And it brought me up short, because I’d never even considered that question seriously. It’s funny, because most of my exposure to Japanese culture has been J-pop, and a through that, a couple of hundred young women
One of the big bugaboos of western culture right now seems to be the idea of “cultural appropriation”. I, personally, don’t give a toss about cultural appropriation – not only do I not consider it a thing, I consider it something that – except in the most egregious of cases –