Natsukashii (Japanese nostalgia)

One year ago I was in Japan making this report about the after effects of the 2011 tsunami (In the Wake of the Tsunami) . While there I visited my old local bar in Miyagi prefecture. . In a world of constant change, it’s nice to know some things remain the same. Ten years on, […]

The International Ties that Bind

It’s been described as one of most important international relationships in the world. And this year marks the 40th anniversary. Japan and China officially established diplomatic ties in September 1972. Since then the two countries have shared many ups and downs in what has often been a tense relationship. Recent diplomatic spats and disputes over […]