Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Japan Spotlight: The “We” Spirit

March 22, 2011  
Filed under Global Spotlight

There’s a collective spirit at play in the Land of the Rising Sun. This is how the Japanese operate, and it’s also the reason why there have been no reported incidents of looting or disorder in the midst of the recent devastation (See FT.com). People are scratching their heads wondering, how in the world? Japan’s […]

Japamerica: Hello Kitty, Ninjas and Katanas

February 28, 2010  
Filed under Global Spotlight

By Mike Woodruff Someone famous and important once said, “If you want to know where you’re going, it helps to know where you’ve been.” I grew up in the soft rolling, monocultural hills of Kentucky. My parents were white. My grandparents were white. My great grandparents were white. Somewhere in there, my family says we’re […]