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Dan Buyanovsky
For Dan Buyanovsky's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 5, 2020
Episode 71: CBD — Japan's path to medical marijuana?
Japan Times contributor Dan Buyanovsky explores Japan's growing CBD industry and whether it offers a path to the legalization of medical marijuana.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 25, 2020
Is Japan ready to embrace CBD?
Japan's CBD market is on the cusp of taking off, and the economic potential is huge. But it has stiff legal and social barriers to overcome first.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 8, 2020
John Baumlin: Getting out the U.S. vote in Japan
The national chair of Democrats Abroad Japan says it's not difficult for Americans overseas to continue to engage in their democracy.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 4, 2020
Okinawan rapper Awich rejects your constructs
As a young girl, Awich would sit in awe at her father's tales of war on Okinawa. Little did she know it would inspire her to tell her own tales as a successful rapper.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 4, 2020
BLM Tokyo keeps Black art center stage with Harmonic Wavelength
Black Lives Matter Tokyo aims to celebrate Black culture and encourage conversations about race in Japan with an online music event.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 1, 2020
Tokyo’s restaurants stare down COVID-19: ‘We have to stay open’
All of Tokyo's restaurants share a common goal: weathering COVID-19. Three — Tonkatsu Tonki, Mark's Table and LalaChai — share their stories.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 26, 2020
Basketball breaks down barriers on the courts at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park
Community and competition thrive in an athletic cross-cultural exchange in the heart of Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jul 4, 2020
Grappling with the 'American idea' from across the Pacific
Tokyoites with close connections to the United States express empathy for the present and optimism for the future of the country.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 11, 2020
Spend your summer understanding America’s protests by watching, listening and reading
Now is the time to delve deeper into the history of racism in the U.S.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on