| Feb 27, 2015

Yamashita trial as a monument to our humanity

Many U.S. commentators' assumption that Japan is beyond redemption because it is a "war-crime nation" appears to have taken off at the trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was convicted after the Pacific War in Manila for failure to exert "command responsibility" over every action ...

May 26, 2014

U.S. life and times of a Japanese portrait artist

Today only a few art aficionados will recognize the name Kyohei Inukai, a New York society portrait artist who married or loved several American women during a period of rising racial prejudice against the Japanese.