Welcome to the Financial District

The Japanese economy is currently in the middle of a huge transformation.  A generation ago, a Japanese person could finish school and seamlessly transition into a company job.  The job might have grueling hours, but in return it offered lifetime employment at a good wage.  Japanese men sacrificed their time with their families so that… Continue reading Welcome to the Financial District

Play it safe. Stay inside. Watch anime.

After tackling time travel in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mamoru Hosoda returns in Summer Wars to the more provincial and realistic world of the Internet.  Luckily the Internet here is not the boring, text heavy internet of our time, but a more garish and interesting Internet of a not-too-distant future.  Pastel colored avatars, corporate headquarters… Continue reading Play it safe. Stay inside. Watch anime.

Digimon Adventure (Movie 1) – Believe me, it really is that good!

It’s brilliant to be in this position. The last thing I expected to be writing about is Digimon, but that’s just typical of life; ever twisting, ever unpredictable. So this morning I was reading about Mamoru Hosoda – a rising star of anime who is just now making an international impact with “The Girl Who… Continue reading Digimon Adventure (Movie 1) – Believe me, it really is that good!