Author Archives: tokyoremix
I went to Kamakura last week with my Waseda host mother and my kouhai from both Wesleyan and Waseda, Naixi. I didn’t go crazy with photos, but a few came out pretty well.
More than a year after the tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that accompanied it, a Japanese parliamentary report has concluded that the catastrophic meltdown was “man made.” The ten-member investigatory commission contended that the incident could have been … Continue reading
Today I went to the Hama Rikyu Gardens with a friend, Sakiyo. The Gardens are a park located in Shiodome, Tokyo, in the middle of the city. There’s water, flowers, trees, a 300-year-old Japanese pine, and a teahouse in the … Continue reading
Apple is the publicly-traded company with the highest market capitalization in the world as of 2012, and certainly one of the most idolized. With revenue and total assets each in excess of $100 billion for the 2011 fiscal year, it’s … Continue reading
I went to Kagoshima, way down south. There’s no need for a lengthy post, so I’ll just post some pictures with explanations.
In terms of diversity hiring, Japan is now just a bit better than America of the 1860s, when the song ‘No Irish Need Apply’ was first published. Last week, an article appeared in the New York Times that outlined the … Continue reading
初めての日本語のポストです。ブログを書き始めてもう3年なのに！ 今学期がそろそろ終わりますね。期末発表の準備ができています。経済ですから、つまらないかもしれませんが。。。 発表のために私が行ったプロジェクトワークの目的は円ドル相場に関する日本政府のモチベーションを調査することでした。政府のモチベーションがなぜ重要なことなのかと言うと、それは国の行動を決めるからですね。アメリカの立場から見ると、日本政府の考え方がよく分からない場合、あるいは日本がどうしてそういう風に考えているのが全く不明の場合もよくあるので、私は日本語の情報源を使うことで、かつて私が英語で書いた論文内の日本政府の行動を詳しく調べました。
A friend just directed me to a Financial Times article that had some harsh words for Japanese trade policy. The article, entitled “Truth Behind Japan’s Free and Open Market,” takes Hyundai as an example of a company that should have … Continue reading
Living abroad strikes everyone just a little bit differently. I know Americans in Japan who will do any number of things when they get homesick — buy a Coke, listen to Springsteen, organize a football game. Me? I watch Westerns. … Continue reading