Politics
24 March 2011
News reports describe the scenes from northern Japan as being from a horror film. Watching television footage of the...
Books
10 January 2005
The story of Wrong About Japan begins in New York, where Peter Carey's shy 12-year-old son, Charley, develops an...
Books
14 April 2003
Madame Sadayakko was Japan's first actress and was feted as the Bernhardt and the Terry of her day. Handed over as a...
Culture
24 February 2003
Japanese decorative art is associated with restraint, serenity and stillness. We have in mind, perhaps, a Hokusai view...
Culture
03 February 2003
A visitor to Japan might be surprised to see a grown man sitting on the train flicking through a comic book the size of...