Look to Japan for a glimpse of the future.

My friend Ishida San recently enlightened me as to a widely held Japanese belief. He whole heartedly approved of my theory that the Japanese and the English are somehow cultural cousins; as island nations, they are both fanatical about tea, being polite, gardening, social hierarchy and prone to invading other nations. But my last comparison; ‘seeing things through to the bitter end’ he stated, I had misinterpreted. Continue reading