Other Eyes and Ears

Vol.9 Curveball’s Deadly Sin

Vol.9 Curveball’s Deadly Sin

A curve; a bent line. In baseball, you have the curve ball,…

Vol.8 The Deliberate Misuse of “Positive Peace”

Vol.8 The Deliberate Misuse of “Positive Peace”

Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters  April 29 of this year. A standing ovation!! In…

Vol.7 The Tale of Sujata

Vol.7 The Tale of Sujata

“What is that?” asked an Indian friend who had just begun learning…

Vol.6 Comparing Wrap Advertising, East and West

Vol.6 Comparing Wrap Advertising, East and West

Other Eyes and Ears ~ Intercultural insight through common words 異目異耳  Japan…

Breakfast at night

Breakfast at night

Seconded to the Saudi capital of Riyadh while working for a trading…

A Phrase that Touches the Heart E Pluribus Unum

A Phrase that Touches the Heart E Pluribus Unum

145 years after Commodore Matthew Perry and his ‘black ships’ first arrived…

The Boston Green Tea Party

The Boston Green Tea Party

In world history classes Japanese learn about the Boston Chakai Jiken, which…

Orange Global Strategy

Orange Global Strategy

In 1602 the world’s first chartered company, the Dutch East India Company,…

Dervish Who?

Dervish Who?

Upon hearing the word “darubisshu”, most Japanese would say “Ah, you mean…