Category: Journalism

Real life in Tokyo following Fukushima and the earthquake

Shoppers in Tokyo, March 25, 2011   We’ve been having some troubles here in Japan.  Maybe you’ve heard. I’ve written some articles about the earthquake and the coverage of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear reactors. You can read my reports here: March 25, 2011 Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful March 16,

MAD Says Hai

Lets Japan is a fan of MAD magazine, America’s longest-running humor magazine. MAD often jokes about Japan, because, you know, Japan is a funny place. The satire and parody magazine doesn’t publish a Japanese edtion. MAD doesn’t even know about Lets Japan. So don’t tell MAD. Now, here’s another in our continuing Japan in MAD

MAD Magazine Hurts

"Sports Injuries Around the World" MAD Magazine #490, June 2008 MAD magazine Toonopedia; Wikipedia. A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold (NYT) Poll: Nearly 20 percent of Japanese adults have considered suicide (AFP) Japanese-views-on-suicide-part-1-of-3 (WJT) One Japanese suicide every 15 minutes (Guardian) Japan detergent suicide sparks panic (AP) Bloomberg publishes suicide gas recipe Antidote