Posts Tagged ‘national health care’

Part I: Japan v. U.S.A. — a health-care death match My annual trip back to the United States took a surreal turn as certain sectors of the American populace turned out for town hall meetings on health care to tell their representatives to “Keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The mind-boggling irrationality of what […]


I get a lot of questions from friends about my job here in Japan, and lots of requests for “descriptions of everyday life,” so here it goes. I’m currently working at Osaka University in the position of Gaikokujin Kyoshi (which is translated as “Visiting Foreign Lecturer”) in the Graduate School of Language and Culture. The […]