How inherent cultural qualities allowed Japan to emerge from the pandemic relatively unscathed.

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Photo by Amos Bar-Zeev on Unsplash


The country I came back to after my year abroad was entirely different to the one I left.

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Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash


Sitting on a couch for an hour a week may have some surprising benefits for your writing.

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Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash


The reaction to the VP nominee shows how the world still cannot fathom identities that cross borders.

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The United States Senate — Office of Senator Kamala Harris / Public domain


Dissecting an article that should have swiftly dropped off the radar reveals some truths about content creation

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Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash


We should never underestimate the power of representation

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Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash


Feeling sorry for yourself can be reframed as a powerful form of motivation

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Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash


How pay-later digital solutions such as Klarna are complicit in Boohoo’s horrific factory conditions.

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Photo by Morning Brew on Unsplash


Thanks to our media, East Asians have become the face of the pandemic.

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Photo by visuals on Unsplash


This Is Us

I’m the only hafu in the onsen, and I get to decide what that means

A photo of the exterior of a Japanese onsen.
A photo of the exterior of a Japanese onsen.
Photo: Alessio Ferretti/Unsplash

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Tom Matsuda

British-Japanese writer from London. Words in OneZero, Human Parts. Join me on my mailing list and get my free hapa resource list: tommatsuda.com

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