A tale of ancient Kyoto in 500 words.
The term "floating world" has deeper meanings than at first glance.
Policing "cultural appropriation" stifles creativity and normalizes white supremacism.
Facts about the Battle of Okehazama (1560) are sketchy, but some creepy details are well recorded.
The concept of Long Peace is unproven, but that is not the point.
It is now believed that there never really was any "kamikaze" at the time of the Mongol invasion.
At this pace, Japan will reach its next military era in about 130 years.
Perry's arrival triggered an ordeal in bureaucratic red tape.
Ten years after Perry's first arrival in Japan, the British had a sober awakening on dealing with the samurai.
Women in Japan never really were demure delicate flowers they were said to be.