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For Jono David's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 22, 2000

Catching air in the Namibian dunes

I stood atop the sand dunes looking out across the waterless sea, wondering where the winds are leading the Namib Desert. Pools of shadow collected in the troughs of the curvaceous vista, inspiring reverence for the world’s oldest wilderness of sand. Forty-five seconds and ...

Nov 11, 1999

Japanese white lightning from a still in Tonga

I admit it. I had to travel all the way to the Kindom of Tonga to learn about shochu. In my six years in Japan, I had simply not heard of it. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. No, the Tongans don’t make it, never ...