This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion, politics, and many other subjects have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post. – I generally do not edit my past writings, except to fix obvious spelling issues, or to fix broken links (most often replacing with links to archive.org). I do add some more recent editorial updates, which are shown in blue and italicized, along with dates.
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
(2023): Here are some later updates on this case:
From the NY Times:
- Young Japanese Breaking Old Salaryman’s Bonds – It is so ironic to me that Japan is now discovering the joys of the American slacker culture, while America has accepted the old Japanese spirit-killing work ethic. (2023: Broken link)