It is no wonder that Japan greets Abenomics with caution. At a retail level, people have held deflationary expectations for years and at a professional level, fund managers and corporations have seen unstable governments come and go.
As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.
From Japan, where you'll find the most delicate cuts of, to the Mediterranean, home of the hearty roasts, these destinations and their smoky specialties are sure to make meat-lovers' mouths water.
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In all the times I have gone to parks, play groups, and children's play centers here in Japan, I have yet to see a Japanese parent kiss and hug their kids. If you understood Japanese, you would probably never hear a Japanese parent say "I love you."
In a sense the movie is trying to solve a problem -- the destabilization of American masculine identity, a destabilization that was signaled by 9/11 and the Middle East mire but is also deeply tied to the rise of the Asian economies.
Elysium is the latest in a series of American productions that show how the Information Age has become the Age of Appropriation, one in which ideas and stories exist side by side for the borrowing, the taking, and ultimately, the mixing.
Japan wants to build a mile-long, 100-foot deep Ice Wall around the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors to stop hundreds of gallons of radioactive water from leaking into the Pacific Ocean each day. What could go wrong?
Why stop at mashing together some of the snack world's most classic offerings?
Looking quite exhausted but exhilarated by the over-capacity crowd of several hundred, Stone made sure we knew who was his hero: Edward Snowden and anyone else who risks personal life and security for a greater good. Here is an excerpt of my exchange with Oliver Stone.
Obviously, this is a treatment that will soon be available in every spa in every town in America. I mean, who wouldn't want snails crawling around on their face? There's no way this isn't going to be huge.
Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...
Summer at Tokyo Disneyland has a special Japanese look, feel and taste! Every year the park hosts an all-out Japanese Natsu Matsuri - summer festival - during the hottest months of July and August.
If a centrist Schwarzenegger was running for re-election in 2010, would Brown, who admired Schwarzenegger and knew first-hand how difficult an incumbent governor is to defeat, have run against him?
August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.
Long before climbing Mt. Fuji was fashionable, the holy mountain represented an arduous spiritual pilgrimage for the Japanese, climbed in straw sandals and white, wrapped robes. These days scaling the peak during the summer season is not quite the same soul-enriching zen experience.