Monthly Archives September 2009

“What we have here is a failure to communicate”

Image via Wikipedia In a recent issue of Journalism Communication Monographs was an article about Japan, or rather about how Japan is viewed by American magazines. It was entitled “Seeing themselves through the lens of the other: an analysis of the cross-cultural production and negotiation of National Geographic’s “The Samurai Way” story”. Thinking that I […]



Regime change – Japanese style

Image via Wikipedia UPDATE 1: The phrase “regime change” has certain connotations for English speakers, linked as it now is with rationales given by Western leaders (particularly President Bush and then-Prime Mininster Tony Blair) for invading Iraq back in 2003. As used with reference to Hatoyama and the DPJ election campaign, it is a translation […]