Category: Japan

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Aokigahara Forest- Calm Sea of Suicide

For decades, Japan fought and still is fighting a hopeless battle against the most notorious national killer, suicide. Despite all efforts and preventive measures, the suicide figures in Japan resume to rampage, wrecking havoc...

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The Yamashita Standard – A tragedy

Even up to now, I have still doubts as to why Japan entered WWII. The conspiracy theories regarding it are ample and just keep proliferating, but there is considerable evidence to doubt the official...

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Kamikaze – Eastern Fatalism

Official Japanese term for kamikaze units: 特別攻撃隊 (tokubetsu kōgeki tai) or shorter: 特攻隊 (tokkōtai). With a topic this sensitive, where and how to begin is the real question. Ever since they have first flown, they became...

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Kanji study – An opinion…

I got a request for this one, maybe a week ago from a close friend who embarked on the journey of kanji “masterization”. The question he asked me was the suggested method of learning...

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Hikikomori – Individual problem

The term “isolation” is a common term when discussing Japanese history and society. Japan has been secluded from the world until 1858. and Commodore Perry’s entrance. The isolation policy is nothing more than a...