we touched this same spot with our hands, our feet, our gaze and our dreams

Monday, July 03, 2017

“very severe judgment”

• A “very severe judgment”: That’s what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called voters’ resounding rejection of his party, the Liberal Democrats, in Tokyo elections.
All but one of the 50 municipal seats went to the upstart Tomin First Party, founded by Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike. She is widely believed to have ambitions to become Japan’s first female prime minister, possibly as Mr. Abe’s successor.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tight fit

Passengers cram into a train at a station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Monday, March 13, 2017

Japan's Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster

Struggling With Japan's Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster


Japanese officials wrestle with what to do with the ever-growing pile of radioactive waste at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, six years after the accident there.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ambassador Kennedy Farewell Message


Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016

When Americans land in trouble abroad, these expats step in

Every country with a State Department presence has volunteer wardens, typically U.S. expats, to help American tourists who can’t get to an embassy after their trips have taken an unpredictable turn down an unimaginable road.
By Andrea Sachs  •  Read more »

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Silence | official trailer (2016)

Published on Nov 22, 2016
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, and Liam Neeson

Thursday, November 17, 2016