| Aug 19, 2013

‘Halfies’ and hapa the norm elsewhere

Hapa haole celebrated in Hawaii I’m writing about an article published in your newspaper and written by Ryan Surdick with the title “There is more to my son than the fact he’s a ‘half’ “(The Foreign Element, July 29). A perspective from Hawaii where ...

Jun 25, 2013

Western men, on Japanese women: book excerpts

• From “Understanding Japanese Women: Taking the Mystery Out of the Mysterious Women of Japan” by David J. Radtke: A few years back, while deeply entrenched in running a private English school here in Japan, I had the opportunity to work with a very ...