by Mike Marklew In celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 63rd birthday, JETRO, the Japan/England Travellers Research Organization, has re­leased the results of a survey of its members as a handy, pocket-sized…

by Fred Harris Hiroshi Yoshida I first came upon Hiroshi Yoshida’s prints in the small shop run by the late Akimasa Nakazawa opposite the Imperi­al Hotel in the early 1950s. They seemed…

DURING THE PAST FEW YEARS I have lectured rather frequently to adult audiences in both Japan and the United States in addition to having taught at university level in my own country…

Haiku-meister Jack Stamm continues his word adventures On being shown this haiku — Among silent graves an owl regurgitates a ball of mouse bones — the monk Dozen gave me an encouraging…

…from Mike Marklew Pretty packs Japanese people have the most amazing ability to produce unbelievably revolting tasting things, wrapped exquisitely. At coffee break time today. I was given a delicately thin wafer…

Newcomers to Japan, as well as passers-through and vet­eran gaijin residents, can find some of the most delicious, quick and inexpensive Japanese and other Oriental foods behind the noren — simple, often…