Nicolas Gattig

Nicolas Gattig is a teacher and writer from San Francisco. His articles/essays about politics and education have been published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SOMA magazine, Street Sheet, and the Japan Times. He is greatly interested in literature and the effects of culture.

For Nicolas Gattig's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bathing in the French culture of Tokyo's Kagurazaka district

Feb 4, 2017

Bathing in the French culture of Tokyo's Kagurazaka district

“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian,” said the French writer Victor Hugo. Although seasoned in erring and loafing, I cannot attest that he nailed Paris. But loafing is tres a la mode in Kagurazaka, a shopping and dining area in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ...

Long Belts and Thin Men

/ Aug 27, 2016

Long Belts and Thin Men

Japan’s postwar years were marked by raw needs and wounds, as well as great societal change. A glimpse of the era is offered in this collection of stories by Nobuo Kojima (1915-2006), most of which appear in English for the first time. Long Belts ...