Land of the Rising Son

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Welcome to the Land Of the Rising Son

There is no other place in the universe like Japan.

With a culture thousands of years old and a most esoteric language, Japan remains an enigma to the rest of the world.

To truly understand the Japanese, one must live among them, but even then, there remains layers upon layers of a cryptic culture and society.

Based upon my experience living in the countryside of Japan for my entire adult life, I have come to a deep understanding of the Japanese mindset, and the inner working of this incredibly unique society.

Join me as we journey into the nooks and crannies of the Japanese Way.


Who are the Japanese?

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood people on our shared earth, this island nation of 126 million remains a mystery to the outside world.

Of the most ancient cultures in the world, the Japanese are masters at assimilating, and molding outside concepts into something uniquely Japanese.

Why can they do this?

It's in their DNA.

Here you will find some keys to open your question door, and there, you will only come to find, yet another layer, and another, and so on.

Welcome to the Land Of The Rising Son.

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Thoughts and musing about life and Japan.

The Lecture

The Lecture

Two snotty little brats received a growing opportunity to help them along into adulthood just the other day. Wanting to send these troubled children on their way fully edified, the entire class of twenty-eight pupils served as the captive audience for the “lecture.”

Divine Diva Marian Anderson

Divine Diva Marian Anderson

This prodigious forgotten heroine of human rights must be lauded and recognized for her incredible impact on the American society as one of the first person of colour to reach worldwide fame and acclaim based upon her sensation voice and dignity as an agent of change in the racially segregated Unites States.

Not Peanut Butter

Not Peanut Butter

One particular carpenters was having significant issues adjusting to Japanese food, and was longing for some good old Canadian comfort food, peanut butter!

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