Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is Japan Losing its Culture? – Part 2: Only One Rising Sun

In Part 2 of “Is Japan Losing its Culture?” I suggest that all of the world’s nations are somewhat culturally influencing each other, and I defend the notion that Japan is not exactly losing its culture, as opposed to minimizing the appearance of symbols of its culture. Continue reading

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Is Japan Losing its Culture? – Part 1: A History of Cultural Adoption

Is Japan losing it’s culture? Explore the history of Japan’s adoption of foreign products and practices. Continue reading

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Rock Star Skepticism

Who said Japanese rock bands can’t be skeptical? Enter “Radwimps.” Continue reading

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My (animal) Kingdom for a Horse… or bull

Many alternative medicines use parts from various animals, regardless of their actual effectiveness. They are also used for childish magic rituals. Unfortunately, that means that pseudoscience is being funded at the expense of animals who are rapidly becoming extinct as a result. Continue reading

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