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Marie Kondo: A Much-Needed Salve, or a Fleeting Fix?

I stare at the overstuffed closet, and the closet stares back. I’ve just moved to Los Angeles, California, 2,000 miles away from...

What is it like to retire to the Japanese countryside?

Although we used to live in a neighborhood in the middle of Tokyo, upon becoming semi-retired last summer, my wife and I moved to...

Making Good First Impressions In Japanese Business

Japan’s deep and multifaceted culture can sometimes appear a little overwhelming to the Western world, perhaps even intimidating at times. Needless to...

A Zen Experience of Historic Kamakura

In Kamakura, I glimpsed a little pathway to a finer state of mind. It is the way of Zen, through which I...

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