Japan, Pearl Harbor, and the Wrath of GodResponding to a natural disaster with pleasure and presumption deserves its own kind of wrath.
Breaking off a Piece of That Japanese Kit Kat BarOver 200 Kit Kat flavors have been released in Japan to date, and I finally got to try the most popular one.
A Delightful Promo for Studio Ghibli’s Theme ParkThe theme park opens on November 1 in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. I want to go to there.
Japan’s Train Station JinglesEach one of Japan’s train stations has its own unique — and charming — jingle.
Walking Across JapanA 620-mile walk allows Craig Mod to use technology in a more mindful way.
The Boundless Optimism of Japan’s “City Pop”The music of artists like Toshiki Kadomatsu sounds utterly disposable but I can’t get enough of it these days.
Weekend Reads: Japan Needs Ninjas, DuckTales & Family, Google’s Evil(?), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker & moreAlso: Netflix and Facebook know a lot about you, revisiting U2’s POP, finding God in the eclipse, Trump’s effect on American Christianity, and nostalgic web design.
Reading: Kanye West, “Blurred Lines,” Bill Watterson, CIA iPhone Hacking, DuckTales, Loving Uncool Songs, and MoreAlso: The trouble with David Bazan, website URLs suck, Japanese web design trends, super-pricey vinyl, the right way to read Narnia, and fixing Spotify.
Reading: Newsweek vs. The Bible, “Mid-Reputable” TV, Vaccines, Star Trek, Kendrick Lamar, Political Correctness & MoreAlso: The design flaws of the U.S.S. Enterprise, sci-fi background, Facebook’s inadvertent cruelty, and some bonus links.
Reading: Traveling in Japan, Lovecraftian Racism, Shrinking Netflix, Farewell to Sports, Online Trolls Keep Winning & moreAlso: Managing childbirth expectations, online assumptions, reviving Star Trek, Left Behind flaws, and David Bazan.
The Train Commercial That Is Helping to Heal JapanA fantastic and uplifting commercial that, in light of recent disasters, is a joyous celebration of Japan’s national pride.