Tropic of the Sea

Dec 21, 2013

Tropic of the Sea

by Andrew Lee

Within the pages of Satoshi Kon’s “Tropic of the Sea” is a scene that will send chills down the spine of anyone who witnessed footage of the tsunami that swept over coastal towns in Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011. It’s only two ...

May 18, 2008

Consider election consequences

Last month I read about (U.S. Democratic presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton’s win in the Pennsylvania primary. Every Japanese newspaper put Clinton’s exciting big face in their articles. She looked so happy, pointing her finger at supporters. Looking at these photos, I thought that Americans ...

May 11, 2008

The Japanese view of ending life

Regarding David Quintero’s May 4 letter, “High Japanese suicide rate mystifies,” and the question he poses (Why do so many Japanese people kill themselves?): I don’t have a definitive answer, but I have come up with a few theories: • There is historically, in ...