Communist…Japan?; or, The Country with the Red Dot is the Reddest of them All

"We don't want our soldiers killing anyone," write the communist bastards.

“We won’t let our country fight overseas,” write the communist bastards.

共産主義の・・・日本?

Three years ago I experienced fake Communism in China. Today I experience real Communism in Japan. Continue reading

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The Definitive Guide to Reading Japanese Names

There was a day when none of the text of this screen meant anything to me.

There was a day when none of the text on this screen meant anything to me.

氏名の読み方の決定的なガイド

I have a friend who gets mad when people read his name “David” as Day-vid instead of Dah-veed. Well, David, imagine living in Japan. Continue reading