Book Break: Amy Chavez, author of “The Widow, the Priest and the Octopus Hunter: Discovering a Lost Way of Life on a Secluded Japanese Island” - The Charms of Life in the Seto Inland Sea -

Friday, March 29, 2024, 18:00 - 20:30
Amy Chavez, perhaps remembered best as a columnist for The Japan Times from 1997 to 2022, moved to Shiraishi Island in the Inland Sea in 1997. Her previous four years experience in Okayama City led her to search for the “real Japan” in the far-flung ...

Book Break: Richard Katz, author of "The Contest for Japan's Economic Future: Entrepreneurs vs Corporate Giants"

Wednesday, February 07, 2024, 18:00 - 20:30
Just as a wave of entrepreneurship created Japan’s postwar “economic miracle,” so it will take a new generation of entrepreneurs to revive its stagnant economy. In today’s Japan, assorted political and economic obstacles impede such newcomers. Fortunately, major social and technological changes are breaking down ...

Book Break: Hans Sautter, author of "JAPAN"

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 18:00 - 20:30
Western media coverage of Japan often varies from adulation of its enigmatic mysteries and ceremonies to anime and cosplay fun. Japanese institutions also perpetrate stereotypical notions and preconceptions that mask the reality of the people and places of the country.  Not a travel book or ...