Other Writing

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

“‘Memoirs of a Polar Bear, by Yoko Towada,'” book review for the San Francisco Chronicle

“On Innocence, Internment and Resistance with an Open Heart,” essay for Lit Hub

“‘Monterey Bay,'” by Lindsay Hatton,'” book review for the San Francisco Chronicle

“Discovering the Henro: Taking the Thousand Year Old Japanese Pilgrimage by Car,”  travel article for Via Corsa

“Visiting the Toyota Factory in Japan,” travel article for Via Corsa

“Our Fairy Tales Ourselves: Storytelling from East to West, essay for LitHub

“On the Autobahn,” travel commentary for Via Corsa

“In Daniel Sada’s ticklish ‘One out of Two, ‘ twins raise questions about self and identity, Book Review,” book review for The Los Angeles Times

“The Japanese Toilet Takes a Bow: A Personal History,” essay for The Rumpus

Life After Nuclear War, Book Review,” for the San Francisco Chronicle

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience” book review for NPR

Let It Stop: Disney’s Frozen,” essay for The Morning News

Memories, Washed Away,” op-ed for The New York Times

Letter from a Japanese Crematorium,” essay for Agni

Japan: The Reactors and the Temple” op-ed for The New Yorker Blog

A Time to Run,” article for the National Geographic

“How Women in Japan Are Coping with the Disaster,” article for Glamour (June 2011)

What Americans Don’t Understand About Weight Loss,” essay for Salon

Japan’s Distinctly Un-American Brand of Heroism” op-ed for Salon

Head Over Heels for Boys Over Flowers,” essay for NPR