When you come to Kyushu (especially Fukuoka, and soon we hope !) be sure to save a day or two for Nagasaki. It’s just about a two hour trip by special express train from Fukuoka, with plenty to see along the way. My favorite is the twenty minutes, or so,Read More →

Tsushima is an island city between Japan and Korea, but so close to Korea you don’t have to be Sarah Palin to see it. There are a few observation points where you can see Korea on a clear day. The island is still something like 80% forested, and largely oldRead More →

Japan: The Big Picture The White House couldn’t receive a tsunami of mail, a big storm in the Pacific wouldn’t be a typhoon, no one would be the head honcho (hancho) and it couldn’t be a Sony without Japan. Here’s some basic information about the country. Japan is in theRead More →