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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 drives, ...

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 the ...