GHIBLI’S OTHER MASTER – An obituary for Isao Takahata, an overlooked but masterful animation director at Studio Ghibli.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHINESE AND JAPANESE – Ever wondered what the difference is? There are too many to list and it’s a complex subject, but here I try to explain how the languages work.
ANIMANIA – An overview of anime (Japanese animation) and why it’s so popular.
10 ANIME – My list of 10 good anime to sample the medium with.
EATING BITTERNESS – The troubled relationship between China and Japan.
LAND OF THE SETTING SUN – An overview of Japan, its history, and its current decline.