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For Tyler Rothmar's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

May 26, 2017

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

Though half a world apart in geography, history, language and just about anything else you could name, Cuba and Japan are not entirely without similarities. Both are island countries, albeit in different stages of development, and both are in the throes of full-on tourist ...

Ancient seat of Japan's warrior culture

| Jan 17, 2017

Ancient seat of Japan's warrior culture

The origin of Japan’s ruling class extends into the mists of ancient history, far before the country was unified after a period of civil wars and well into the first millennium A.D. Warriors, called bushi, began as the armies of aristocratic factions centered around ...

'Lone Wolf and Cub': Japan's greatest samurai manga?

/ Oct 8, 2016

'Lone Wolf and Cub': Japan's greatest samurai manga?

First serialized in 1970, “Lone Wolf and Cub” is among the most iconic manga of all time, spawning TV shows and film adaptations. Its story has been referenced in an eclectic range of modern works from the music of Wu-Tang Clan to the comics ...