What is Causing Japan’s Latest COVID Wave?

If you have been keeping an eye on the pandemic situation in Japan during the Olympics, you know that it went from around 1,600 daily infections at the end of June to nearly 10,000 per day by the end of July...

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Japan Everyday is on Hiatus

Due to other projects, Japan Everyday will be on a temporary hiatus. In some ways, the timing is good. Golden Week, one of the largest holiday seasons of the year in Japan, starts this week. It is a time when nothing...

Paying National Income Taxes in Japan

It’s tax time once again! This year, the filing deadline for national income taxes in Japan has shifted from mid-March to April 15. Be sure to thank your local coronavirus. Naturally, I waited until this weekend to...

How Powerful Was That Earthquake?

My very first earthquake happened in Los Angeles back in the late 1980s, a rather frightening affair. I mean, the while house was moving, despite it being attached to California and the rest of the contiguous forty...

The Weather Cities of Japan

The essayist Charles Dudley Warner famously quipped, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” That changes today. While I can’t fix your crazy weather, I can at least help you identify...