Japan Perspectives was hosted on this website for the best part of two decades, gradually evolving into a nice blend of humorous, serious, provocative and poignant pieces on everyday life in Japan. Some were fairly recent, some beginning to show their age, others simply timeless — among them polished pearls that might have been lost forever. In these pages we'll bring back a few at a time, and occasionally add some new or previously unpublished material.
Once again, my thanks go out to all the knowledgeable and talented writers who supported this project and kindly contributed their articles on a wide range of issues. I am sure you will agree that the sum of their combined efforts and considerable experience makes for an interesting and enjoyable read.