Some of the best stuff ever written were written when the world seemed to be falling apart. So don't let politics distract you from writing.
You can condense Japanese history into five bell curves.
A samurai seals a pact with an evil spirit. (flash fiction)
There is no real difference between your "dream" and a "real job".
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.
Japan in the Edo period was exceedingly peaceful.