F**k Jared Diamond? Welcome to the Anthropocene!
Listen to the audio here! (I did record this prior to making some minor changes, so it is a little
Yellow, White, or Barbaric? Finding Identity within the Hierarchy
In the late 19th to early 20th century, the rise of the Japanese empire put the "racial hierarchy" of the world into question. But then came the Ainu.
Olympics for Savages: The Anthropology Days
Listen to the article here!As the 202(1) Tokyo Olympics come to a close, I thought it would be
The Memory Boom: To Forget or to Remember?
Listen to the article here!In the last 50 years of the 20th century, about 15,000 museums were created
The Story We Tell: Collective Memory, History, and Identity
Listen to the article here!Inside a conference room at a luxurious villa, a group of 15 men gather around
Remembering Tomorrow: Memory, Imagination, and Prolepsis
Listen to the article here!"What will you be doing tomorrow?" "I don't know.""Do you remember the question?" "About
Playing Jenga: Japan's Timber Trade
I recently made a video on this topic, so you can check it out here: Japan is a beautiful island
Ainu Mythology: The Cuckoo and Pon-Oki-Kurumi
Mythical stories have always captivated me. From straight-up absurd tales that can be used at a party, or deep philosophical
Audio: Sphex, Truth, and Reality
Have you heard of the Sphex Wasp? This curious insect and the way we understood its behavior can tell us