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August 29, 2019

The Natural Balance of Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering

Meditation and intense periods of concentration can offer insight and wisdom, perhaps the mind also needs time to wander in selfless ease.

October 5, 2018

Japan mortgages its future, choosing growth over environment

"One could speculate that the Japanese militarism of the early Showa period has simply been channeled into fanatical devotion to the principle of economic growth."

March 2, 2018

A Suicide Mentality, on the Precipice of War in Northeast Asia

"As North Korean defectors have reported, there's a possibility that Kim Jong Un’s forces might employ kamikaze tactics if they see that their country cannot withstand attacks by the US."

September 21, 2017

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."

November 24, 2015

How the Ruling Oligarchy Imperils Japanese Democracy

How committed is Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to Japan's national defense, and what does that mean for the country's Constitution?