Here are the latest Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers, and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order, they are . . .
- The Japanese Robin Hoods (from Tofugu): They may have experienced a worse fate than their Western counterpart, but these heros of the poor are equally valorous.
- Working Women Are Japan’s Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe (from The Atlantic): Will Abe’s plan to shatter Japan’s thick glass ceilings solve GDP woes?
- Zuiganji in Matsushima: How to Restore an Ancient Zen Temple (from Kurashi): A behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing repairs of a temple damaged on 3/11.
- On Finding God in a Gourd in Naoshima (from This Japanese Life): A trip to the Seto Inland Sea is a journey into both the past and the future. Eryk Salvaggio recounts his spiritual getaway.
Follow the Yurikamome line at hyper speed as it wraps through Shiodome’s steel canyon’s and coils around Rainbow Bridge in one of the better Tokyo time-lapses we’ve seen.