by Ian de Stains I once knew a woman in London called Elphenstine Courvoisier who billed herself in “The Stage and Television Today” as an artiste. Her act —which consisted of juggling…

by Joan Itoh Burk When author Thomas Wolfe wrote his 1940 novel “You Can’t Go Home Again,” he probably didn’t realize the intensity of emotions of long­time residents of Japan. Eight years…

…from Mike Marklew Chotto ippai Literally, “a small cup-shaped object” but as all of us sarariiman types know, the words above are the invitation to a session of some food, much alcohol…

by David Burleigh Teachers and prostitutes, it is said, are the only people who work behind closed doors. Photographers might be added to them, together with the observation that all three labor…

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…