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Articles, handouts, links, and audio. Updated October 9, 2017
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The material here is divided into six sections:

I Topics and Intercultural Communication Classes

II Presentation / Public Speaking Classes (coming soon)

III Reading Classes

IV Listening Classes

V Writing Classes

VI Pronunciation Classes

V!! Internet English Classes

VIII Crossword Puzzles (old)

 

 

 

 

Study Guides for students in classes using Impact Issues 1, 2, and 3 are HERE. Download and use these for preparation BEFORE class.

Special Files:

Class Blogs

What is Plagiarism? (日本語) - IMPORTANT

How to Avoid Plagiarism - IMPORTANT

Basic Writing Module

Academic Writing Module

Speech Preparation Material

Slides for Speech Presentation

Suggested Paper and Speech Topics

English Expressions Regarding Shoes

British, Australian, and American usage of the words vacation, holiday, and hospital

Casablanca - Short handout, cast, and links

I Topics Classes and Intercultural Communication Classes

2017

Never get married (New York Times)

America and guns (Washingtin Post)

Sanata's tomb (Newsweek)

Cheating sleep (Quartz)

Not enough sleep (Rand)

Fear of marriage (The Cut)

Unmarried (CNN)

Dying at home (Japan Today)

Expecting too much from your partner? (Atlantic)

Marriage: love and kindness (Atlantic)

The man who saved the world (NPR)

Drafted (New York Times)

Measuring Happiness (Quartz)

Being Asian in Japan (Japan Today)

Interracial Marriage (PEW)

Jobs for Graduates (Japan Times)

Japan's Transgender Politician (New York Times)

Japan's Third Gender (New York Times)

Unhappy in Japan (Japan Times)

American Casual (Atlantic)

Celebrating life at his own wake (New York Times)

Suicide Rates (Japan Times)

Writing a Thesis Statement (WikiHow)

Voles in Love (Quartz)

Kids? No thanks. (Atlantic)

Gasless cows? (Wired)

Curing disease with CRISPR gene editing (Wired)

Sexism on Australian campuses (New York Times)

Aging Friends (Quartz)

Population 2050 (NPR)

Summer Jobs (Atlantic)

Babies Wihout Sex (Atlantic)

War explained by vets with Greek tragedy (New York Times)

Brain Chip (Wired)

The Quitting Economy (Aeon)

Kirin: Same-sex marriages (Japan Today)

Japan's work style (Quora)

How many people have lived on earth? (PRB)

The Biomechatronic Man (Outside)

Mind-machine Interface (Wired)

Teaching: the new "black" occupation (Japan Today)

The Parenting Mystery (Medium)

Lab Meat 2017 (Japan Times)

US teens turning Japanese? (Washington Post)

Avoiding Sex (Washington Post)

Building a Better Coral Reef (New York Times)

Simultaneous Translation (Mosaic Science)

The "almost" Google Library (Atlantic)

Advice for 20-year-olds (Medium)

Comfort women revisionism (Japan Times)

Artificial wombs (Technology Review)

Personal space (Washngton Post)

Working in Japan (Japan Today)

Inemuri (BBC)

Untranslatable emotions ((BBC)

Gene editing (Atlantic)

Forced drinking (New York Times)

Meishi - business cards (Japan Times)

How to say no (New York Times)

Key to happiness? (Quartz)

Esperanto Birthday (Japan Today)

Telecommuting (Medium)

Our emotions (and culture) (Verge)

Don't make me live (New York Times)

Anything you want, just not everything (Medium)

Friendly, polite service (Reuters)

I killed someone (Bold Italic)

End of life option (Chicago Tribune)

News literacy (Medium)

Mongolia: a good place to die (Digg)

Japanese university rankings (Time Higher Education)

GM foods risky? (Medium)

Discrimination in Japan 2017 (Japan Today)

Survey: Discrimination in Japan (Japan Times)

Hikokimori news (Quartz)

Nightmare homestays (Japan Times)

Apps for long distance relationships (Japan Times)

Chinese emoji (Quartz)

Your broker is a bot (New York Times)

Semantics: not broken in Japan (Japan Times)

Live forever (long) (New Yorker)

Hack your DNA (Wired)

Radiation bullying (Japan Times)

Changing semantics (CBC)

Future jobs 2017 (Medium)

Designer genes (Slate)

Top US HS students (Forbes)

Hapafest (New York Times) ("Hapa" = Half-Japanese)

Because you're fat (The Establishment)

Multilingual employees (Quartz)

Advice from elders (New York Times)

10 breakthrough technologies 2017 (MIT)

Prompts for argumentative speaking and writing (New York Times)

Successful relationships (Quartz)

Codeswitching (Medium)

Male, Female, Both, Neither: Genderqueer (Backchannel)

Test your editing skills! (New York Times)

The unworking generation (TED Ideas)

Crime in the US (Medium)

Hire right (New York Times)

Minority treatment in Japan (Japan Today)

AI and future jobs (The Outline)

Reverse Engagement Ring (Japan Today)

Jobs Americans do (long) (New York Times)

Working with robots (New York Times)

Poverty in Tokyo (Japan Times)

Pound = lb., Ounce = oz. Why? (Mental Floss)

Life expectancy trend (Japan Today)

Future of not working (New York Times)

Teaching death to kids (New York Times)

Racism in Japan (Kyodo)

Love and marriage in America (PEW)

Future jobs, AI, and the middle class (Wired)

Future jobs (Medium)

English Upgrader (TOEIC)

English reading app (POLYGLOTS)

Tongue twister (Now I Know)

Jobs, work, and careers (New York Times)

Four-day week (Quartz)

Grow a new heart (Popular Science)

Unusual Japanese food (Quora)

Saying "no" in Japan (Quora)

Costs of raising a child (Chicago Tribune)

Lying about Santa (Quartz)

Child poverty in Japan (Japan Times)

2016

Working (Atlantic)

Things are getting better (Vox)

The Evolution of Christmas (Medium)

Back from the dead (Mel Magazine)

World War II Japanese American Internment Camps (Huffington Post)

Robot Babies (Quartz)

Pearl Harbor (Smithsonian)

Robots: Future of Surgery (Quartz)

Marriage without dating (Japan Today)

Most difficult languaget (Economist)

Genetically modified (GM) food (PEW)

Under siege: Run, hide, fight (Quartz)

Genetics of obesity (New York Times)

The conversation in your head (Atlantic)

The ideal female body (Huffington Post)

The ideal male body (Huffington Post)

Oneteen, twoteen: 11, 12 (Now I Know)

Tokyo University Rent Assistance (Japan Today)

Death Penalty Facts (PEW)

Grow a new ear - Cloning (Medical Daily)

Assisted Suicide 2016 (New York Times)

Stay st home dad (Atlantic)

Stay at home parents (Atlantic)

I live a lie: Saudi Women (New York Times)

Pashtana's lesson: education or arranged marriage (New York Times)

No more "sir" (Quartz)

Marriage priorities (PEW)

Frozen prehistoric animals (Esquire)

Japan: Gender Equality (Japan Times)

Not dead yet (Atlantic)

Welcome to the Monkey House (short story) Kurt Vonnegut

Liberal arts and Japan survival (Japan Times)

Hugging (New York Times)

Gap year (New York Times)

Multilingual brains (New York Times)

Bilingual brains (New York Times)

Elderly Chinese Dating at Ikea (BBC)

Your perfect partner (Esquire)

Patagonia's working moms (Quartz)

End of life wishes (Japan Times)

Child euthanasia (Japan Times)

Getting old (New York Times)

How old can we get? (Atlantic)

Pointless jobs (Economics)

Rest and being alone (BBC)

Disappearing Chicago Accent (Reader)

Choosing the right one (Medium)

Birth without sex (Vox)

America and guns (Guardian)

North American migration history (Smithsonian)

Morality and language (Scientific American)

Japan's "No, thank you" to sex (Japan Times)

Influencing people (Medium)

More babies? Italians say no (New York Times)

Japanese and Chinese perceptions of each other (Japan Today)

Inside a California high school - A student photo essay (New York Times)

A cold woman (Medium)

Born gifted (Nature)

The ethics of keeping pets (Aeon)

DNA editing (Wired)

Ethics and self-driving cars (Guradian)

University is not job training (Wired)

Should we be having children at all? (NPR)

Japanese men need to be better than her? (Japan Today)

Reverse Culture Shock (Japan Times)

Whales saving other animals (Medium)

Gay suicide (Medium)

How the Arab world came apart (New York Times) Very long and detailed

What Japanese men will tolerate in girlfiends and wives (Japan Today)

Multi-generational families (PEW)

DNA revolution (National Geographic)

Healthy clones - Dolly's siblings (New York Times)

Change your personality? (Atlantic)

Human enhancement (PEW)

Public opinion on human enhancement (PEW)

Growing organs on apples (Atlantic)

Bushido (Japan Times)

Food waste (Guardian)

Transcript of Obama speech on police shootings (The Hill)

Use of "very" - tips for writing (Mental Floss)

Japanese arguments (Tofugu)

Vegemite (Mental Floss)

A no GMO world (National Geographic)

Eating lunch at your desk (Wired)

Getting old in Japan (Japan Times)

Robot Surgeons (The Week)

Making new organs and a mini-you (Atlantic)

Knowing when a marriage is over (New York Times)

Unhappy Parenting - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 (Quartz)

Work hours in the US (The Week)

Long Distance Relationships (Atlas Obscura)

Jailed for being raped in Qatar (CNN)

Happier work force (Japan Today)

McDonalds as social center (Atlantic)

Cannibalism in China's Cultural Revolution (Japan Times)

Japan and modern day slavery (Japan Times)

Japan's suicide forest (Mental Floss)

Hmong in the midwest US (Atlantic)

Female genital mutilation in Egypt - Part 1 - Part 2 (CNN)

Modern slavery (BBC)

Why you will marry the wrong person (New York Times)

Tummybot (ArsTechnica)

Joy of being a Japanese woman (Japan Times)

Have kids or else (Japan Times)

Six hour work days (New York Times)

US and world migration (PEW)

No free will? (Atlantic)

GMO crops (Vox)

"Meetingspeak" (Medium)

The Koran and national laws (PEW)

Opiods in Vancouver (New York Times)

Karoshi today (Japan Today)

Is having children immoral (Guardian)

Job hunting shock (Japan Times)

70 maps that explain America (Vox)

The "not" face (Discover)

Friends (TV show) Forever (Vulture)

Uploading your brain (BBC)

America and its guns (Salon)

Bilingualism and social skills (New York Times)

Supper vs. Dinner (Ditionary.com)

How to sound smarter (Mental Floss)

More foreign residents in Japan (Japan Times)

Accents (Quartz)

Transgender in India (NPR)

30% of women sexually harassed (The Japan News)

Lab grown meat (Mental Floss)

Male victims of date abuse (Mainichi)

Gene editing (Japan Today)

Road or street? (Mental Floss)

Code switching in communication (Cult of Pedagogy)

Paris Syndrome (Wikipedia)

Tomorrow's Luddites (Atlantic)

Refugees accepted by Japan (Japan Times)

25 words that are their own opposites (Mental Floss)

Suicides decreasing (Japan Times)

When are you an adult? (Atlantic) (long)

Better grades if you're pretty? (Vox)

Tips for business wrirting (Entrepreneur)

Healing with gene therapy (Japan Times)

Living in Japan (Japan Times)

Handshakes (Mental Floss)

Vocal Fry (Mental Floss)

Future of pets (Atlantic)

Global warming (Medium)

Affirmative Acrtion (New York Times)

Colleges in the US and Japan (Japan Times)

Guns and homicides (PEW)

Racial wealth gap (Washington Monthly)

Whaling (Wired)

What ISIS wants (Atlantic)

Learning Japanese (or English) (Japan Times)

PC (politically correct) culture (Japan Times)

Transgender rights (NEA)

The Happiness of Adoption (Medium)

2015

The current refugee situation - 2015 (New York Times)

Global perspectives on free speech (PEW)

Balancing national security and personal freedom (New York Times)

Free speech and the US (Vox)

Women's status in Japan: Ranking 101st - Read the comments (Japan Times)

Teen suicides in Silicon Valley (Atlantic)

Why English is so weird (Aeon)

Postponing marriage in Japan (Japan Times)

English of the future (Quartz)

Progress (cartoon) (Quartz)

Hacking human genes (New Yorker)

High tech Japan: Faxes and cassettes (BBC)

Refugee children (New York Times)

High tech Japan? Faxes and cassette tape (BBC)

Sweden's six-hoour workday (BBC)

Romantic regimes - US and Russia (Aeon)

Computer translation (Japan Times)

Preparing patients for dying (Japan Times)

Sharing wives in China (Sinosphere)

Worldwide abortion policies (PEW)

Ghostboat: disappearing refugees (Medium)

Computer translation (Quartz)

Lab grown burgers (Quartz)

Lab grown meat (Washington Post)

Softbank's robot Pepper tackles intercultural communication (Japan Today)

Predicting intelligence (Wired)

America's gun problem (VOX)

The right to die (The Economist)

California: right to die (The Economist)

The best place to die? (Quartz)

Three destructive things you learned in high school (VOX)

Nodding communication (Medium)

Japanese guys on dating foreign women (Japan News)

The fake meat revolution (New York Times)

Suicide (Medium)

Cryogenics: freezing yourself for the future (New York Times)

Implanting chips in humans (VOX)

Whale dialects (Quartz)

Child poverty in Japan (Japan Times)

Japan and the refugees (Japan Times)

US gun violence (VOX)

Parent-child relations (Japan Times)

The Russian smile (Quartz)

Abe's avoidance of the past (New York Times)

Abe's whitewash of history (Japan Times)

Tipping in North America (Quora)

Student suicide (article) (New York Times)

Student suicide (Q&A) (New York Times)

Homeless students (New York Times)

Robots: A world without work (Atlantic)

Eleven Americas (Washington Post)

Exploding the nuclear family (Digg)

Editing DNA (Wired)

No, it's not your opinion. You're wrong. (Housepress)

GMO (genetically modified organisms) safety (long) (Slate)

English for Honda (Japan Times)

Kids? No thanks. (Japan Times)

Best age to marry (Washington Post)

Captivity of Motherhood (Atlantic)

Custom made babies (Washington Post)

Four writing tips (Grammarly)

TV and kids (Advertising Age)

Monkeys and the war on terror (BuzzFeed)

We hate sex (PolitFact)

Proofreading (Wired)

Apologizing and gender (New York Times)

Soul mate (Atlantic)

Morality of Language (Atlantic)

Science and race (Newsweek)

Niigata Minamata - 50 years (Yomiuri)

Dating in Japan (Japan Times)

Not rude in the US (Mental Floss)

China vs. Japan (Times Higher Education)

Expressing gratitude (Atlantic)

US multi-racialism (PEW)

Organic not so healthy (Vox)

Rape prevention (New York Times)

Canada and its aboriginal peoples (New York Times)

Hunger decreasing (NPR)

Jobs up for university graduates (Yomiuri)

Visiting a WWII internment camp (New York Times)

Downside of intelligence (BBC) (Note that the word "clever" has a different nuance than its use in Japan.)

Cow vs. SUV (Independent)

Designer babies (Wired)

Bravery (Medium)

American, Japanese opinions of each other (PEW)

Time to quit? (Medium)

What's really on the supermarket shelf? (New York Times)

I'm not sorry (Medium)

Pacifist Japanese Fighter Pilot (New York Times)

Are these arm gestures rude? (Mental Floss)

You know you're bae (dictionary.com)

Bilingualism and world view (New Science)

Ugly tourism (Japan Times)

Norway's civilized prisons (New York Times)

Models: too thin? (New York Times)

Free-range parenting (New York Times)

Genome/DNA modification and ethics (New York Times)

Japanese television and LBGT portrayal (Washington Post)

Decoding conversation patterns (New York Times)

Cheating in India (Hindustan Times)

Anorexia (Guardian)

Safe cities (Yahoo)

American behavior (Noah-opinion)

Having a good day? (PEW)

Optimism of emerging economies (PEW)

Chicago's Italian beef (DNA Chicago)

Electric cars and the environment (Quartz)

Tipping culture (Aeon)

Bilingualism, and multiple personas (Quora)

Let's engineer a baby (Tech)

Handshakes (Mental Floss)

Japan's voting age (Japan Times)

Working Moms (Yuri Kageyama)

Neanderthals in Asia (New York Times)

Student Growth (Edublogs)

The Safe USA (Atlantic)

Love and Marriage (PEW)

Earth 2200 AD (Aeon)

Making It Easier to Die (New York Times)

Safe Cities (Economist)

Political Satire Rare in Japan (Japan Times)

Civil War Medical Innovations (Mental Floss)

Ikumen (Yomiuri)

Forced Chemotherapy (NPR)

2014

Too busy? (Economist)

Tokyo Univesrity Cheating (Japan Times)

Writing About War (New York Times)

The Traditional US Family (PEW)

Falsifying History (LA Times)

Pearl Harbor (Mental Floss)

Takata Airbags (New York Times)

Dementia in Japan (Japan Times)

Death With Dignity (CNN)

Man-made Ministomachs (Japan Times)

Hardships for Returnees (Japan Times)

Free Will and Brain Implants (Aeon)

Surrogacy (New York Times)

First Dates: Who Pays? (Atlantic)

Slow Reading and the Web (Wall Street Journal)

Who's Attractive? (Buzzfeed)

Happy Marriages (Quartz)

Having Kids, Yes or No (Quartz)

No Optimism in Japan (Wall Street Journal)

In Vitro Fertilzation in Japan (Yomiuri)

Greenhouse Gases (BBC)

Our Narcissistic Selves (Independent)

Arctic Not Recoversing (Slate)

Witnessing Execution (Slate)

Secret Rules of Adjective Order (Slate)

Twins and Research (Atlantic)

Suicide in Switzerland (CityLab)

Single Fathers (Japan Times)

Pet or Dinner? (Atlantic)

Racism in Japan (Japan Times)

From Thought to Language (BBC)

Education and Earnings Gap (Associated Press)

Chinese Surrogacy (New York Times)

A Senator's Plagiarism (New York Times)

LBGT: The US Numbers (New York Times)

Traditional American Weddings (Quartz)

University Applications for Admission (Slate)

Chinese Hugs (New York Times)

Scientists Create Life (The Independent)

Prosthetic Arm (Verge)

Cheetah Running Robot (Hackaday)

Six-legged Robot (Hackaday)

Plagiarism in Japanese Universities (abstract) (APFEI)

Natural Multi-linguists (Guardian)

Goodbye, Coastal Cities (New Republic)

J.K. Rowling Quotes (Mental Floss)

Normalizing Xenophobia (Japan Times)

You got into college. Now what? (New York Times)

The disappearing death penalty (The Economist)

Death penalty error? 4% (The Economist)

What is morally acceptable? Where? (PEW)

Make these shoes fit. (New York Times)

Identifying liars (The Week)

Our fading childhood memories (NPR)

Sweden's 6-hour work day (Atlantic)

End of cursive writing (Worldcrunch)

Korea's Mixed Marriages (Japan Times)

What does the next America look like? (PEW)

Stay at home moms (PEW)

Child marriages in Iraq (Washington Post)

The world's unhappiest country (Arts Journal)

Reading: Paper, Digital (Washington Post)

Lazy America (MarketWatch)

Japan Death Penalty (Japan Times)

America Death Penalty (PEW)

Doctors role in executions (New York Times)

The Haruko Obokata STAP Cell Scandal (Japan News)

Japanese women and work (The economist)

Liars (Japan Times)

3D printing prosthetics (Wired)

Egypt sentences 529 to death (SF Gate)

Born Japanese, Made in USA (Japan Times)

On Not Going Home (London Review of Books)

Children's Right to Die (CNN)

Online Dating (PEW)

Love and Marriage (PEW)

Japanese Names (Japan Times)

Saying "Hello" (Atlantic)

Language and Thought (TED blog)

IT Needs English Majors (ReadWrite)

お一人様 Culture? (Japan Times)

Men and Housework (Quartz)

Child Abuse in Japan (Japan Times)

Choosing a University (New York Times)

Taking off the Hijab (Leena Mielus Blog)

Support for death penalty in Japan? (Japan Times)

Prosthetic sense of touch (Japan Times)

Teen hotline - by text (New York Times)

Economics and divorce (LA Times)

No respite for Japan's Lost Generation (Japan Times)

Racism in Japan? (Japan Times)

Vacations for Japanese workers (Japan Times)

Language and personality (Economist)

Japan's fascist future in the making (Japan Times)

Multilingualism: Code-switching (STET)

In vitro births for more (Japan Times)

Child mothers (Japan Times)

2013

Yes, Reading is Fun (Atlantic)

Spinning Japanese History (Japan Times) Be sure to read the comments on the linked web page.

From Innocent to Insane (Atlantic)

China's Change in its One-child Policy (CNN)

Robots Are Here (politico)

Murder Conviction Overturned (CNN)

Stay at Home Dad (GQ)

Cosmetic Surgery and Ugly Kids (Chicago Now)

Politeness in Different Countries (Mental Floss)

Dutch Marriage (Slate)

Quitting (Baseball) with Class (Atlantic)

Bad at Math? (Atlantic)

Marriage is a Luxury (Guardian)

Gays Who Don't Marry (New York Times)

Highest Paid University Majors (NPR)

Personalities of America's Regions (Atlantic)

What are you breathing? (Atlantic)

No Sex in Japan (Guardian)

Suicide and the Stress of Job Hunting (Atlantic)

Language, Thinking, and Behavior (Atlantic) - Article

Language, Thinking, and Behavior (Chen) - Video

HAFU - The plight of the mixed-race child in Japan (Asahi)

Exporting Grandma (Japan Times)

Marriage Equality in Japan (Wall Street Journal)

Hard working countries (Business Insider)

Better or just fancy? (Atlantic)

Quiet in the city (Atlantic)

Language Learning (Cotter)

Is it he or she? (Quartz)

Choosing death (New York Times)

What is consciousness? (Aeon Magazine)

US aging population (web page) (Wonk Wire)

The cost of raising children (NPR)

Whaling and science (Japan Times)

How long do you want to live? (web page) (PEW)

Lab-grown meat is here (SFGate)

Dying well (Atlantic)

Marriages: ideal and real (PEW)

Non-traditional students on the rise (Wall Street Journal)

American views: love and marriage (PEW)

American views: LBGT (PEW)

Decline of marriage (PEW)

Internet addiction (Japan Times)

Traffic and economy (Quartz)

Half-Japanese (Japan Times)

Really Japanese (Japan Times)

Age discrimination (New York Times)

Organ donation (Yomiuri)

Pre-natal testing (Japan Times)

Married at age five (Foreign Policy)

Reverse culture shock (JETwit)

Writing heals (Time)

Living together: expectations (Atlantic)

The Spirit of Soccer in Brazil (Yahoo)

Okinawa Independence (New York Times)

Island of Longevity (New York Times)

No Hot Dogs for Kobayashi (Atlantic)

Honoring Parents in China - By Law (New York Times)

Rules for Dating My Son (Chicago Now)

Italian Gestures (New York Times)

Head Transplants (Quartz)

Restrictions on Religion (PEW)

Robots' Future in Japan (Quartz)

Witnessing Executions (AP)

Growing New Human Organs (Telegraph)

The Right to Cheat - China (Quartz)

Language Acquisition and Letting Go (Smithsonian)

A Good Dad (Atlantic)

Memory Myths (Spring)

What's Your Degree Worth? (BBC)

The Bilingual Brain (APS)

Marriage in Decline (Atlantic)

Shopping for Happiness (Atlantic)

Marriage Myths (Atlantic)

Kim Jong Il's Sushi Chef (GQ)

Finland's Box Babies (BBC)

Eye Contact (Wall Street Journal)

Environment: Cow vs. SUV (Independent)

Bilingual in Japan (Japan Times)

Grads: Be Lucky (Atlantic)

Addicted to the Weird - (Japan Times)

Plastic Surgery in Korea (Atlantic)

China's One Child Policy (New York Times)

Japan's Insularity (Japan Times)

Jobs for Japan's University Graduates (Japan Times)

Elderly Care - By Robots (New York Times)

Prisons: Punishment and Rehabilitation (Japan Times)

Boy and/or Girl? (Atlantic)

Nonviolent Iceland (BBC)

Cicada (蝉) Recipes (National Geographic)

Eating Bugs (Japan Times)

American Small Talk (Harvard Business Review)

When to Quit (Atlantic)

Your Programmable World (Wired)

On Finishing College (Student Strategy Blog)

Cross the Street (Atlantic)

Computer-Brain Interface (New York Times)

Peaceful Japan (Japan Times)

Modern Urban Planner (Atlantic)

Transforming Cities (Atlantic)

The way you speak (Wall Street Journal)

Get happy ((Atlantic)

Being Different in Japan (WAZAWAZA)

Get Smart (Japan Times)

Roots of Conformity (Japan Times)

Ho Chi Minh City Traffic (Atlantic)

Two More Hanged in Tokyo (Japan Times)

Fewer Babies? Don't Panic (Wall Street Journal)

Twitter's Role in Catching the Boston Bombers (Wall Street Journal)

Prayer Kills (Daily Kos)

What Is Your Dog Thinking? (New York Times)

Your Brain and the Internet (Lateral Action)

Advantages of Biculturalism (Psych Today)

Digital Reading (Ars)

Affirmative Action (Washington Monthly)

Three Convicts Executed (Daily Yomiuri)

Japanese Men and Western Women (Japan Times)

An Exoskeleton for Humans (Wired)

Ballad of Narayama - Obasuteyama (Sun-Times)

Digital Etiquette (New York Times)

Worldwide Gender Gap (Atlantic)

A Temporary Marriage (Quartz)

Happiness Index (Japan Times)

Wasted Food (The Independent)

Teaching People How to Die (New York Times)

The End of Courtship (New York Times)

Lessons From Arranged Marriages (New York Times)

Have A Neanderthal Baby (Gawker)

Most Polluted Cities (Economist)

Hiring Returnees to Japan (Japan Times)

Killing in War (Washington Post)

Response to Bullying Suicide (Japan Times)

The Stressed Out Young (Time)

Heartbreak (LA Times)

Photos of the World in 1962 (Atlantic)

A Son's Execution (Japan Times)

Criteria for Hanging (Japan Times)

Handshakes (The Week)

Stalking (Japan Times)

2012

How Paperback Books Changed Reading (Mental Floss)

Mind Controlled Robotic Limbs (Guardian)

Stopping Suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge (KQED)

Digital Contact Lenses (Wired)

The End of Pasta (Newsweek)

Young People Reading the News (Atlantic)

The World in 2030 (Atlantic)

Gay Marriage in the US (PEW)

Cell Phone Etiquette (PEW)

Saying No to College (New York Times)

Whistleblower at Olympus (PEW)

Anti-Stalking Laws (Japan Times)

Bullying (Japan Times)

Cop Helps the Homeless (New York Times)

Japan's Death Penalty - 80% Approval? (Japan Times)

More Grads Getting Hired (Japan Times)

Put the Women to Work (Japan Times)

End Japan's Death Penalty (Japan Times)

Racist Tweets (Atlantic)

Bionic Hand (NY Daily News)

Bionic Future (Science News)

Rain Idioms (Mental Floss)

Raising a Prodigy (New York Times)

The Right to Suicide (New York Times)

The Decline of Japan (Japan Times)

Gender Inequality in Japan (Japan Times)

Beauty and Success (Smithsonian)

Women and Men - Friends? (Scientific American)

Kyoto Protocol Now (Japan Times)

Schizophrenic on Death Row (New York Times)

Happy in Japan (Japan Times)

Made in Japan (Japan Times)

Sharing Too Much Online (Hashtags)

Designer Babies (Japan Times)

The Right to Die (New York Times)

Secrets to Good Writing (Atlantic)

Culture Shock (Surviving in Japan)

Housework and Divorce (Telegraph)

Bullying Turnaround (Detroit News)

Cheating at Chuo (Japan Times)

The Science of Love (Yomiuri)

The Deadliest Jobs (Forbes)

Sense of Place (Atlantic)

No Kids, Please (Atlantic)

Advanced Writing Tips (New York Times)

Rebuilding Muscle (New York Times)

Money and Buying Power Worldwide (CIO)

Reading and Your Brain (Salon)

Japan's Unhappy Men (Japan Times)

School Costs (New York Times)

Mercy Killing in Ohio (New York Times)

Internment of Japanese Americans (Japan Times)

Rethinking the Death Penalty (New York Times)

Who Chooses Assisted Suicide? (New York Times)

When One Wants to Kill (New York Times)

Suicide Problem in Japan (Japan Times)

Man or Woman (LA Times)

Fake Meat (Slate)

Machine Talk (New York Times)

Assisted Suicide in Canada (Japan Times)

Bullying in Shiga (Japan Times)

The World's Couch Potatoes (The Economist)

Japan's Battered Men (Japan Times)

Unmarried Moms (New York Times)

Money and Happiness (New York Times)

Few Female Bosses in Japan (Japan Times)

The Busy Trap (New York Times)

Whistleblower (Japan Times)

Popular Marijuana (Time)

Solving the Piracy Problem (Bits Not Atoms)

Marriage Myths (Japan Times)

Wisdom for Graduates (Mental Floss)

Child Criminals (New York Times)

DNA Blueprint (New York Times)

Older Moms (New York Times)

Addiction and the Brain (New York Times)

The Safer USA (The Week)

Unreported Rape (Japan Times)

Hugs From Iran (New York Times)

Friendless Exchange Students in the US (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Cost of Raising a Child (Times Free Press)

Voyager Leaving the Solar System (Mail)

Heartbreak of Divorce (Zeldman)

Inward Looking Japan (Japan Times)

Quantifying Cool (Daily Beast)

Japan's Pretty Men (Japan Times)

Loneliness, Death, Marriage (San Francisco Gate)

Jiji President: Plagiarism (Japan Times)

New Piracy Law in Japan (Wired)

Stopping Piracy (Buts Not Atoms)

Human Traffic (World News)

HOT! (New York Times)

Get some sun! (NPR)

No Aliens (Straight Dope)

Same-sex Marriages at Disney Resorts (Mainichi)

Motherhood vs. Feminism (New York Times)

Choosing Which Species Survive (New York Times)

Women Want to Work - 86% (Japan Times)

Japan's Quality of Life (Japan Times)

Smart Phones: Public and Private Space (Atlantic)

The Changing Job Market (Atlantic)

Innocent Man Executed (Atlantic)

A Nine-year-old Psycopath? (New York Times)

Abused Wives (Japan Times)

Like a Multi-lingual Siri (Cult of Mac)

Goodbye, China (Al Jazeera)

Men and Women Talk Differently (Salon)

Language and Thought (Economist) ("oprima dos" is Spanish for "press 2"

Models: Too Thin (Slate)

Freedom of Speech in Schools (Atlantic)

Skills vs. Education (Atlantic)

Dating and Language (NPR)

World Meat-eaters (Economist)

Dangerous Osaka? (Japan Times)

Thirteen Charged in Hazing Death (CNN)

日本語高速! (Tofugu)

The Forty Hour Work Week (Salon / Alternet)

Suicide in Japan (Japan Times)

What Graduates Don't Get Told (Wall Street Journal)

All-Girl (Muslim) Prom (New York Times)

Motherhood vs. Feminism (New York Times)

History of Engagement Rings (Atlantic)

The Rise of eReading (PEW)

Man & Woman - Friends? (New York Times)

The Ethics of Animal Helath Care (Atlantic)

Hanami Alcohol Poisoning (Japan Times)

Women in Pakistan (Atlantic)

No Kids (New York Times)

Death Penalty: US and Japan (Japan Times)

Ai Haruna and Gender Identity Disorder (Yomiuri)

The Future of Japan (New York Times)

Business Etiquette (Inc.)

Men Watching Sports (MSNBC)

Penmanship - With No Hands (Old Post Gazette)

Plastic Surgery Worldwide (Economist)

33% of Women Abused (Yomiuri)

Near-Death Experiences (Salon)

Psychelic Drugs for the Dying (New York Times)

Online Rules for Couples (New York Times)

Does Traffic Make Us Lonely? (Atlantic)

Urban Planning for Dummies (Atlantic)

Touch Me (Scientific American)

Rethinking the Death Penalty (New York Times)

Spain's Prostitution Problem (New York Times)

Those Romantic American Boys (New York Times)

US Government Culture (Japan Times)

Clothes and Self-Perception (New York Times)

Jet Blue Air Passengers Take Action (CNN)

Alzheimer Doube Suicide (New York Times)

Bully - A New Movie (Review) (New York Times)

Three Executuions in Japan (Japan Times)

No Learning Speed Limit (Derek Sivers)

Learning the Internet's Language (New York Times)

Japanese Universities Falling Behind (Japan Times)

Living Alone in Tokyo (Japan Times)

Global Attitudes Survey (PEW)

Record Student Suicides (Yomiuri)

World City Competitive Rankings

End of Print Encyclopedia Britannica (CNN)

Hyperconnected (PEW)

Hyperconnected - Good or Bad? (Chicago Tribune)

Depressed on Facebook (New York Times)

Saying Goodbye (Japan Times)

Talent and Individualism (New York Times)

Interment of Japanese-Americans (New York Times)

Okinawa and the U.S. (New York Times)

To the Gallows (Japan Times)

Kidney Transplant Community (New York Times)

Love is Work (New York Times)

Male Caregivers (Chicago Tribune)

Who's Using Social Networks Online (PEW)

How to Drink (Chicago Now)

Oscar Pistorious 2012 (New York Times) (long)

American and British Accents (Mental Floss)

Marriage vs. Parenthood (PEW)

30,000 Suicides in 2011 (Japan Times)

How to Cure a Hangover (Straight Dope)

Racism and the Death Penalty (Guardian)

Japan's Inner Israeli (Japan Times)

New Bullies Law (Chicago Sun-Times)

2011

How Doctors Choose to Die (Zocalo)

Twins: Nature vs. Nurture(National Geographic)

No Executions in Japan in 2011 (Japan Times)

Marriage Trend (PEW)

Hazing in the Military (New York Times)

Teachers Online (New York Times)

Marriage Trends in Japan (Japan Times)

Christmas Traditions (New York Times)

Cruelty to the Elderly (Japan Times)

Be a Man (Japan Times)

Domestic Violence Statistics (CNN)

Working Women in Japan (Time)

Boyfriend? Girlfriend? (Japan Times)

Pearl Harbor (Japan Times)

International Development Statistics (IDS)

Foreign Crime in Japan (Asia Times)

Sixteen-year-old Stabber (Japan Times)

How Popular is Sexting? (Ars)

Looks Are Everything (Yomiuri)

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (Newseum)

The Search for Extra-Terrestrials (Slate)

Digital Textbooks in South Korea (Singularity)

Cloning the Mammoth (Japan Times)

Racial/Genetic Make-up (Staight Dope)

Lethal Injection (Straight Dope)

Hazing (New York Times)

Technology and Education (Globe and Mail)

Audiobooks (New York Times)

Date? No thanks. (Japan Times)

Popularity of Reading (Journalism.org)

How Not to Get Drunk (WikiHow)

Staying in School (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Not Really Brain Dead? (New York Times)

Injured, but Alive (New York Times)

Skype Connections (New York Times)

Forever Young (New York Times)

Indian Maternity Wards (New York Times)

Addicted to Exercise (New York Times)

Decoding the Brain (New York Times)

Population Control (New York Times)

Japan's Trains (The Atlantic)

GM Mosquitoes (New York Times)

Superheroes Debut on eBooks (New York Times)

Motivation from Failure (New York Times)

Why I Write (New York Times)

Gestures (The Straight Dope)

Fashion on Campus (New York Times)

Mixed Races in the US (New York Times)

All the Single Ladies (The Atlantic)

Monogamy and Marriage? (The Atlantic)

Fifteen Words English Needs (Mental Floss)

Fourteen Words English Needs (Mental Floss)

Murdering Wife (New York Times)

Surgery and the Elderly (New York Times)

Gender and Pronouns (New York Times)

The End of Evil? (Slate)

iPhone Love (New York Times)

What We Eat, Where We Sleep (New York Times)

English and the Coach (Chicago Sun-Times)

Tattoos (The Atlantic)

Working Nine to Five (Chicago Tribune)

Wrongly Executed (Wikipedia)

Biotransistor – Man and Machine (Techeye)

Paragliding Vets (New York Times)

Hidden Meanings of Pronouns (New York Times)

The Robot Patient (CNET)

The Bilingual Advantage (New York Times)

Students Look at Their Futures (New York Times)

Human and Animal DNA (New Statesman)

Transgender Costs (New York Times)

Electronic "Tattoos" for Health (New Science)

Siberia's Leaking Greenhouse Gases (Yahoo News)

Restrictive Dating Partners (Japan Times)

Japanese Friends (Japan Times)

Writing Style and Personality (Dictionary.com)

Stop Executions (Yomiuri)

Prevent Child Abuse (Japan Times)

Konkatsu On the Rise (Yomiuri)

Child Abuse Increasing (Japan Times)

Animal Welfare (Japan Times)

Multi-Racial Teens (NPR) (Audio MP3 Here)

Memory and the Internet (Guardian)

Paperless Office? (Straight Dope)

Oscar Pistorius - A Model (New York Times)

Kyushu Whistleblower (Japan Times)

Medical Malpractice (Japan Times)

Robots and the Dentist (CNET)

Complicated Family Trees ARTICLE GRAPHIC (New York Times)

Your Cellphone Is Your Key (New York Times)

Effeminate Japanese Boys (New York Times)

Exclamation Points (New York Times)

Stressed Japan (Japan Times)

eReaders Double (New York Times)

Grammar (New York Times)

Myth of Nuclear Safety (New York Times)

Publishing Ethics Fail (Japan Times)

Teens and the Temptations of the Internet (New York Times)

Suicide in Tohoku (Japan Times)

Now Failure is Cool (Chicago Tribune)

Leg Regeneration (UK Mail)

Social Networking Sites (PEW)

A Father's Role (PEW)

Why University? (PEW)

Immigration (New York Times)

Male-Female Life Expectancies (Chicago Tribune)

The Criminal Mind (The Atlantic)

Old PCs (Mental Floss)

The Most Pierced (Flickr)

Energy Sources (Straight Dope)

Multi-racial Identity (Redeye)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (Wired)

Overpopulation (New York Times)

The Right to Die (New York Times)

Gourmet Pets (New York Times)

Japan's Pro-Nuke Stance (New York Times)

This Year's University Graduates (New York Times)

The Bilingual Advantage (New York Times)

Japan's Effeminate Males (Secret Garden)

Commuting (Slate)

Unfit for Trial (New York Times)

Parenthood or Marriage (PEW)

The Unhappy Japanese (Japan Times)

Female Saudi Doctor's Fight to Choose a Husband (Christian Sciende Monitor)

Nor Guilty After All. Oops. (Japan Times)

Lower Crime Rates (New York Times)

Lay Judges Convicting (Japan Times)

eBook Sales (New York Times)

Jobs (graphic) (New York Times)

Humbling Job Market (New York Times)

Child Beauty Contests (Chicago Now)

Botox for Tykes? (Associated Press)

Dificult Languages (graphic) (U.S. Dept. of State)

Twitter in Japan (Japan Times)

Measuring Happiness (New York Times)

Is University Worth It? (PEW)

Wasted Food (New York Times)

Poor Education (New York Times)

Succes Quotes (Brainy Quote)

Nanking: City of Life and Death (New York Times)

A Good Wife (PEW)

More Hiring in Japan? (Yomiuri)

Japanese Language's Korean Roots (new Science

Brain-Computer Implant (New Science)

Play and Learning (WebMD)

New Eyes from Stem Cells (The Guardian)

Internet Withdrawal (Ars Technica)

I Was on Death Row (New York Times)

Harvesting the Brain-Dead (Japan Times)

Bilingual Babies (Dictionary Dot Com)

Chomsky Wrong on Language (Ars Technica)

A Universal Library (Japan Times)

Is Sugar Poison? (New York Times)

Smart Phone Manners (New York Times)

Hip to be Rude? (New York Times)

Who's the Boss? (New York Times)

Dress for Success (New York Times)

Obama's Mother's Story (New York Times)

Slave Trade in the U.S. (New York Times)

Death of Cursive Writing (New York Times)

Best Places to be a Mom (CBS Money Watch)

Ten Billion People - 10,000,000,000 (New York Times)

Ten Billion People (graph) (New York Times)

Cheetahbot (Wired)

Tattoo Ban in Kobe (Japan Times)

Animals, Pets (New York Times)

Japanese New Yorkers (New York Times)

Advice for the Class of 2011 (livemint)

Genetically Engineered Salmon (New York Times)

Student Power (New York Times)

This Ring is Me (goetita)

Euthanasia in India (Japan Times)

Safe Energy (Next Big Future)

Multi-racial Population in the US (New York Times)

Future of Books, O'Reilly (Forbes)

Professors on Twitter (Learning, Media, & Technology)

The Truth About Grammar (April Fool) (New York Times)

Only Two Billion Earths (National Geographic)

Play Ball - Baseball (New York Times)

Empathy and Justice (New York Times)

The Internet and Your Brain (New Yorker)

Japan's Next Generation (Japan Times)

Dogs Understanding Their Owners (Japan Times)

Europe's Multi-culturalism (Japan Times)

Wartime Rape: Male Victims (New York Times)

The State of Online Communication (Pulsene)

Skype's Impact on Job Interviews (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The Power of Clothes (New York Times)

Human - Computer Interaction (O'Reilly Radar)

Extra-Terrestrial Life (Guardian)

Marriage is Obsolete (PEW)

Same-Sex Marriage: Financial (New York Times)

U.S. Views on Same-Sex Marriage (New York Times)

Morning after pill approved in Japan (Japan Times)

Cheaters vs. Tech (New York Times)

Tokyo Women and Makeup (Japan Times)

Seriousness of the Death Penalty (Japan Times)

Facebook and Christmas Cards (Slate)

Bullied to Death in Japan (NewzJapan)

Bullied to Death in Japan 2 (Japan News)

Magic Placebos (Chicago Tribune)

Deadly Anorexia (Chicago Tribune)

Shanghai Schools (New York Times)

Shame of the Death Penalty (New York Times)

Altzheimer's Treatment (New York Times)

The Sustainable Marriage (New York Times)

Foreign Labor in Japan (New York Times)

Women Can Have it All (Japan Times)

Women's Salaries (Reuters)

Dressing Your Son as a Girl (Second City)

TV - Interent: News Sources (PEW)

Ants? Taste like Mint (NYT - video)

Male Cross-Dressing Trend (Japan Times)

Handwritten Letters from Prison (New York Times)

The Dying Research Paper (New York Times)

Eating Tuna to Extinction (Japan Times)

Can Dogs Read? (International Parti Poodle Gazette)

Reading Dogs? (New York Times)

Facebook Has Few Friends in Japan (New York Times)

US - China Relations (PEW)

Views on Gun Control (PEW)

Gun Control Demographics (PEW)

Gaijn Survival in Japan (Japan Times)

Medical Insurance for Pets (Japan Times)

Chinese Tiger Mom (Amy Chua)

About Those Tiger Moms (New York Times)

Pet Cuisine (New York Times)

The Social Internet (PEW)

Genes and Friendship (Ars Technica)

Evolution and Color Perception (Straight Dope)

日本語で英語を教える (Japan Times)

Raising Baby on Reality TV (New York Times)

Obama: Make US a Talent Magnet (New York Times)

AI Evolution (Wired)

Reading More (New York Times)

Stressed College Freshmen (New York Times)

Japan's Generational Barriers (New York Times)

The Rise of e-Readers (CNN)

Japan's Sex Drive Missing (Japan Times)

The Masked Japanese (Australian)

Hiding Behind the Mask (Asahi)

Racial Melting in the US (New York Times)

Controlling Guns in New York (New York Times)

Wikipedia's Gender Gap (New York Times)

Unemployment Stress (New York Times)

Looking for Other Earths (New York Times)

Dreaming in English (New York Times)

The Elderly Cold on Robots (BBC)

Changing Reading Patterns (Reading Blog)

E-Readers and the Young (New York Times)

Japan's High Cost Medical Treatment (Japan Times)

What is Artificial Inteligence? (New York Times)

Regenerative Medicine (Cloning Technology) Wired)

Droughts, Floods, and Food (New York Times)

Mind vs. Machine (Atlantic)

Executions in North Korea (Japan Times)

Marriage and Love (Japan Times)

Juvenile Delinquency in Japan (What Japan Thinks)

What Makes Japanese Girls Hot? (What Japan Thinks)

Those Popular Kids Can be Mean (Chicago Tribune)

A Third Gender (Population Reference Bureau)

Watson, The Thinking Computer (Atlantic)

Tech Revolution for the Elderly (Atlantic)

Tiny Heart Built for Research (Seattle Times)

Obama to Push Wireless (New York Times)

Islamic Adultery: Stone Them (PEW)

Muslim Political Opinions (PEW)

Skin Gun (Gadget Review)

Loneliness Crisis in Japan (ABC)

Opinions on Family Change (PEW)

Concentration, Distraction, and Technology (New York Times)

Same-Sex Childraising: OK? (PEW)

Morning After Pill in Japan (Japan Times)

Same-sex Marriage in the US Today (New York Times)

Money and Same-Sex Marriage (New York Times)

2010

Living in Tokyo's Capsule Hotels (New York Times)

Seattle's Teriyaki (New York Times)

What is Mental Illness (New York Times)

Fatherhood and Sex Change in Kobe (Japan Times)

Japanese Ettiquette (Japan Times)

Carbon Footprint (ESL)

EcoTours (ESL)

No Need for Kids (Japan Times)

What are stem cells? (Clearly Explained)

English Spelling (New York Times)

Serpico: The Whistleblower (New York Times)

Poverty in Japan (Japan Times)

Transgender Names (New York Times)

Eurthanasia - Martin Amis (New York Times)

Unemployment Japan 2009 (Japan Times)

Beautiful Boys (Japan Times)

Abuse of the Elderly (Japan Times)

Tattoos (PEW)

Muslim Views (PEW)

Culture Shock: Japan & Scale (Japan Times)

Death Penalty Support (Japan Times)

The Abduction Issue (Japan Times)

Eating Dogs and Pigs (New York Times)

Money from Parents (Japan Times)

Parents Supporting Adult Children (Japan Times)

Discrimination in the US (PEW)

School and Gender Indentity Issues (Japan Times)

Euthanasia - BBC Announncer (New York Times)

Tiger Farms in China (New York Times)

National Child-rearing Goals (Japan Times)

Cityscapes - Architecture (Chicago Tribune)

ANA Reverse Sexual Discrimination? (Japan Times)

Shinjuku's Gay Enclave (Japan Times)

UN: Racism in Japan (Japan Times)

China's Mandarin Push (Wired)

Natto Eating Contest (Japan Times)

Google Translator (New York Times)

Better Teachers (New York Times)

Disease in Your Genes (New York Times)

A Murderer's Mommy ("Mother" Movie review) (New York Times)

The American Diet (Chicago Tribune)

Male Sexual Harassment: ARTICLE - CHART (New York Times)

Student Pessimism in Japan (Japan Times)

Jobs for Japan's Graduates (Japan Times)

Sayonara マグロさん (Japan Times)

The Dubai Kiss (The Independent)

Is Alcohol Wrong? (PEW)

Vegetable Factory (Japan Times)

The Cove - Japan and Dolphins (Japan Times)

Changing American Family (PEW)

インスタント・キモノ (Japan Times)

Doggy Bags to the Rescue (Japan Times)

War in a Child's Eyes (Japan Times)

What Women (Say They) Want (Japan Times)

Dresses for Men (Japan Times)

Cleared of Murder (Japan Times)

Embracing Bi-Cultural Identity (Japan Times)

Sexual Equality in Schools (New York Times)

Minority Birth Numbers in U.S. (New York Daily News)

A Good Classroom (Education Dot Com)

Bullying to Suicide 1 (CNN)

Bullying to Suicide 2 (New York Times)

Japanese Loan Words (Japan Times)

Flexible Working Hours (Chicago Tribune)

Best Hot Dogs (MSN)

Eskimos and Words for Snow (The Straight Dope)

Execution of Japanese in China 1 (Japan Times)

Execution of Japanese in China 2 (Japan Times)

Fighting Cancer & Death (New York Times)

Gay Animals (New York Times)

Rapeplay (CNN)

Gaijin Only (Japan Times)

Japan's Eco Record (Japan Times)

Japan's Insularity (Japan Times)

Passive Japanese Learners (Mainichi)

Translation (book review) (New York Times)

Toyota's Whistleblower (Japan Times)

Dark Side of the Web (New York Times)

Vegetables and Cancer (New York Times)

REAL Italian Food (New York Times)

More "Freeters" (Japan Times)

Racial Identity in the US (PEW)

Shrinking Japan (Japan Times)

Education and Tech (New York Times)

The Office Romance (New York Times)

Children of Divorce in Japan (Japan Times)

News and the "Kisha Club" (Japan Times)

Teens and Texting (PEW)

Equality and Economics (Atlantic)

Rehabilitating Tigers (New York Times)

Bulimia - Eating Disorders (New York Times)

Paternity Leave for Mayor (Japan Times)

Firing Quad Execution (Huffington Post)

Nissan's Leaf and the Future of Hybrids (The Edmonton Journal)

Instant Noodle Evolution (Japan Times)

TheAging U.S. Population (New York Times)

Sayonara Floppy Disk (BBC)

Dying Languages (New York Times)

The Point of Death (Scientific American)

American Foods (Mental Floss)

Oil Drilling's Whistleblower (Thruthout)

Bullying the Overweight (Yahoo)

Pakistani Weddings (New York Times)

More Cyberbullying (New York Times)

iPad Addiction (Chuck's Blog)

The Pill - Fifty Years (New York Times)

Japan: Haven for Child Abductors (Japan Times)

The Plastics (Japan Times)

Writing Manuals' Failure (Atlantic)

Infant Morality (not mortality) (New York Times)

Keep It Offline! (New York Times)

Two Languages, Two Personalities (New York Times)

Learning-Teaching: Chinese in the US (New York Times)

How Rich Are You? (Yahoo)

How We Use Cell Phones (New York Times)

How Boys and Girls Text (PEW)

Tomorrowland (The Atlantic)

Tech Makes You Happy (BBC)

Tipping in the U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

Old and Alone in Japan (Japan Times)

Twenty Percent of Females in Japan Report Abuse (Japan Times)

Moo Power - Cow Energy (New York Times) Moo Power Graphic

Single vs. Unmarried (New York Times)

Softbank on Twitter (Japan Times)

Managerial Women (Japan Times)

The Pill and Poverty (New York Times)

Rakuten Goes All-English (Japan Times)

Robot Wedding Minister (The Times)

No Jobs for Grads in Japan (Japan Times)

What Men and Women Want (Mental Floss)

Cornea Transplant from Spouse Donor (Japan Times)

Documenting the American Family (New York Times)

eBooks, eReaders, and the Future of Reading (Investor's Place)

Future of the Internet (PEW)

Pet Funerals (Japan Times)

The Last Geisha (Japan Times)

Synthetic Life (PEW)

Online Privacy (PEW)

Barbecue in the City (New York Times)

Digital Reading (New York Times)

Unplugging from the Net (Washington Post)

Pro Female Pitcher (New York Times)

Fertility Marketplace (New York Times)

Australians Cool on Japan (Japan Times)

Virtual Lover, Real Baby (CNN)

Love and Hooking Up (Atlantic)

US: Interracial Marriage (PEW)

Divorce: A New LIfe (New York Times)

Buddhist Attempt to Lower Suicide Rate (Japan Times)

Dating Preferences (Scientific American)

Being a Mom in Japan (Japan Times)

Stem Cells and Curing Cancer (New Scientist)

Tattoo Statement (Japan Times)

Too Much Medical Care (Chicago Tribune)

Japan 2009 Suicide Rate (Japan Times)

Man, Machine, Immortality

No Fault Divorce (New York Times)

No Fault Divorce 2 (New York Times)

No Fault Divorce Debate (New York Times)

Delayed Childbirth (Japan Times)

Solarphobia (Japan Times)

Chicago Hot Dog (Chicago Tribune)

The Cove and Japan's Righists (New York Times)

The Cost of Raising Kids (Chicago Tribune)

The Cost of Raising Kids - Graphic (Chicago Tribune)

Presentation Panic - Steve Jobs (Macworld)

Digital Publishing (Japan Times)

No Best Friends (New York Times)

The Elderly and Hallucinations (New York Times)

Dalai Lama and English (Mainichi)

Life in 2050 (PEW)

Chimp Warfare (Atlantic)

More Women Without Children (PEW)

Voice Recognition Software (New York Times)

Genetically Engineered Salmon (New York Times)

Death Penalty (Japan Times)

The End of Tuna (New York Times)

English in Elementary Schools (Japan Times)

Online Marriage Counseling (New York Times)

Are Americans Rude? (PEW)

Twitter in Japan (Japan Times)

Arguing in Japanese (Japan Times)

Eating Synthetic Animals(Atlantic)

Sources of Food Names (Mental Floss)

Cheating in Soccer (Japan Times)

日本語 Needed (Japan Times)

The Vote for Foreigners (Japan Times)

City vs. Country in Old Age (Japan Times)

You're Already a Cyborg (Wired)

How Tablets Will Change the Word (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 1 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 2 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 3 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 4 (Wired)

Robotic Pancreas - Cure for Diabetes? (Wired)

Foreign workers and "Fitting In" (Japan Times)

The Facebook Effect (New York Times)

World Gender Gap (PEW)

Brendan Marrocco - Artificial Arms and Legs (New York Times)

Brendan Marrocco - Artificial Arms and Legs - Graphics (New York Times)

More Cyberbullying (New York Times)

Security and Social Network Sites (Armed Forces Network)

Monitoring the Aged with Technology (New York Times)

The New Pill (New York Times)

Lab Meat (Esquire)

Tech and the Need for Downtime (New York Times)

China and Global Warming (New York Times)

Which is Better, Paper or Plastic Bags? (New York Times)

Fashion Advice Online (New York Times)

Ebooks Sales in Japan (Japan Times)

Same-Sex Marriages Getting Closer (New York Times)

The Veil and Burqa - World Views (PEW)

Ban on the Burqa (New York Times)

First Female JAL Pilot - 1(Japan Times)

First Female JAL Pilot - 2 (Japan Times)

Kogaru Ascendant (Japan Times)

Sumo Troubles (Japan Times)

Growing Old in New York (New York Times)

Neighbors Care for the Elderly (Japan Times)

Living and Dying Alone (Japan Times)

Ebook vs. Hardcover Book Sales (New York Times)

Arabs Adjusting to Life in the US (Chicago Tribune)

Jobs: Men, Women, Education (New York Times)

Remember the Hikikomori (Mainichi Daily News)

How to LIve LIfe (New York Times)

Declining Maguro Numbers (Japan Times)

Parents and Children Too Connected? (Chicago Tribune)

Being Happy With Less (New York Times)

Organ Donation from the Brain Dead (Japan Times)

Friending Teachers Online (Chicago Tribune)

Sports Dangers (Chicago Sun-Times)

Botox for Teens (New York Times)

Eat Your Cat? (Slate)

Dorms for Disabled Students (Chicago Tribune)

Extended Adolescence (New York Times)

Welcome to Afghanistan (Wall Street Journal)

Gundam Superfan Trouble (Japan Times)

Apple iTunes University (Apple)

Ten Reading Revolutions (Atlantic)

Anti-foreign sentiment in Japan (New York Times)

Language and Thought (New York Times)

Female Executives in Japan (Japan Times)

Paper or Digital Reading (New York Times)

Good Study Habits (New York Times)

Adoption in Japan (Japan Times)

Getting Pregnant with Science (Japan Times)

Smoking in the US (Chicago Tribune)

History of Aging in Japan (Japan Times)

Ten American Foods (Yahoo)

Addicted to Apps (PEW)

Brain Implants (Popsi.com)

Social Media in Japan (Japan Times)

Inequality in Japan (Japan Times)

Violence in Japanese Schools (Japan Times)

Japan's Universities Slipping (Japan Times)

iTunes U (Apple)

Teaching and Test Scores (New York Times)

Advice for College Students (New York Times)

Young Japanese Workers (Japan Times)

Passive Smoking (Japan Times)

Marriage Too Expensive (New York Times)

Children Like Digital Reading (New York Times)

Facebook Addiction (Wikihow)

The Nine Months Before Birth (New York Times)

Tobacco Prices in Japan (Japan Times)

Female Marines - Article - Slide Show

Money and Happiness (New York Times)

France's Burqaa Ban (CNN)

Cell Phones in the Classroom (Chicago Tribune)

Surfer Girls in Gaza (The Atlantic)

Meat and Planet Sustainability (Ars Technica)

Benefits of Tests (Ars Technica)

Women Fail to Report Groping (Japan Times)

Balancing Work and Life (Japan Times)

What is Plagiarism? (HotWord)

Silence in Communication (Japan Times)

Gender Inequality in Japan (Japan Times)

Teen Attacks Homeless Man (Japan Times)

Suicide from Facebook Post (New York Times)

Japan's Answer toComputer Shogi Master (Japan Times)

the iPad? (Japan Times)

Punishments for Cyberbullying (New York Times)

The Miracle of In Vitro (New York Times)

Artificial Intelligence (New York Times)

Bullying and Suicide (New York Times)

Abuse and Bullying on Formspring (New York Times)

What's a Good Boss? (Chicago Tribune)

Americans and their Gadgets (PEW)

Future of the Internet - Social Relations (PEW)

Japan's Disregard for Rare Species (Japan Times)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (New York Times)

The Decline of Bookstores (Japan Times)

Computer History (pictures) (Visual History)

The Age of Alzheimer's (New York Times)

App or Book? (New York Times)

Sayonara Walkman (New York Times)

Online Learning (New York Times)

Maternal Child Abuse in Japan (Japan Times)

Kinect for Xbox ß (New York Times)

Web Design (WebDesignTuts)

Winter Clothes (Chicago Tribune)

Single Father (Chicago Tribune)

Jurors Vote Death (New York Times)

Repeat Offenders (Japan Times)

Computers Fail in Schools (Apple in Education)

How to Survive a Bad Date (WikiHow)

Marriage Numbers Decline (PEW)

Stem Cells for the Blind (The Independent)

Greenhouse Gases in Siberian Ice (Yahoo News)

Treatment of Alzheiner's in Korea (New York Times)

A Judge Changes his Mind on the Death Penalty (New York Times)

Job Hunting Protest (Japan Times)

Attention, Distraction in a Digital World (New York Times)

Chicago Food (Chicago Tribune)

Bullying on Formspring (Chicago Tribune)

Arsenic Eating Bateria (New York Times)

Nissan Leaf Debuts (Japan Times)

Unreported Rape (Japan Times)

Retina Chips for the Blind (Japan Times)

Parents Dealing with Cyberbullying (New York Times)

Transexuals and Fashion (New York Times)

Where is the MInd? (The Stone)

Happy Singapore? (Alexis Ong)

Parents an Eductaional Problem (AP)

Anime Censorship (Japan Times)

Japan the Villain at Climate Talks (Japan Times)

Monolingual Japan (Japan Times)

Kids Not Leaving Home (New York Times)

University Funds Study Abroad (Japan Times)

Should Alzheimer's Future Victimes be Told? (New York Times)

Isolated Japan (Mainichi Shinbun)

A Human Tentacle (Komo)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per Capita (OECD)

Teacher Stress (Japan Times)

Communication Skills of Young and Old in Japan (Japan Times)

Xenophobic Japan (Japan Times)

2009

Embarrasing PM Aso (Japan Times)

Lost in Translation (Japan Times)

Drug for Long Eyelashes (New York Times)

Kids Safe Online (New York Times)

Househusbands in Japan (Japan Times)

Online Social Networks (PEW)

Burakumin Discrimination (New York Times)

Googling Burakumin Areas (Japan Times)

Thirty Years Old - Born In Vitro (Japan Times)

Clones for Dinner (Japan Times)

Capital Punishment Case in Japan (Japan Times)

Faith vs. Medicine (New York Times)

Bad Milk a Capital Crime? (New York Times)

Stem Cell Therapy (New York Times)

Clean Air (Chicago Tribune)

Facebook in Egypt (New York Times)

Four to the Gallows in Japan (Japan Times)

Blog in Japan: Tofugu (Japan Times)

Advance in Prosthetics (New York Times)

Online Suicide (Japan Times)

Daddy DNA Hacker (Wired)

Artificial Insemination Error (Japan Times)

Women Working at JAL (Japan Times)

Rules for In Vitro Fertilization (Japan Times)

The Right to Die (Chicago Tribune)

US Birth Rate (Chicago Tribune)

Jet Lag (New York Times)

Single Mother Opinions (PEW)

Japan Birth Rate (Japan Times)

Japan's Educational Gap (Japan Times)

Printing Human Tissue (ITOTD)

World Fertility Rates (IMR/CIA)

Gay Thai Monks (BBC)

Are you ready for children? (Superlaugh)

Child-free by Choice (Chicago Tribune) (Difficult)

Best Burger in New York (New York Times)

Save the Frogs - Or Eat Them  (Associated Press)

Bras for Men (Japan Times)

Manicures for Men (Japan Times)

Japanese Men Find the Kitchen (Japan Times)

Is My Marriage Gay? - Gender Change After Marriage (New York Times)

Travel or Videoconference? (New York Times)

Lies and Honesty (New York Times)

Computers and Education (Macobserver)

Women Against Women (New York Times)

Japanese Tobacco in Russia (Japan Times)

Harvesting Chidren's Organs (Japan Times)

Organ Donation by Minors (Japan Times)

Taxing Vice (New York Times)

Japan's New Jury System (Japan Times)

Hang 'em High: Mori on Japan's Death Penalty (Japan Times)

Life Expectancy of Japanese Women (Japan Times)

The Singularity (New York Times)

10 Things I Wish My Father Had Taught Me (Asylum)

Organ Transplant Law in Japan (Japan Times)

Reverse Discrimination (Chicago Tribune)

Dressing for Court (Chicago Tribune)

Hugging in Schools (New York Times)

More Hugging in Schools (New York Times)

Abortion Doctor Murdered (New York Times)

Eating Champ Kobayashi - 2009 (Japan Times)

Suicide in Japan (Japan Times)

Suicidal Behavior (New York Times)

Japan's Herbivore Men (CNN)

The Grasseaters: Japan's Generation XX (The Independent)

Give Women Guns (New York Times)

Abortion Controversy (New York Times)

Child Care Bill for Working Parents (Japan Times)

Brain Death (Japan Times)

White Lies (An MP3 ESL-EFL podcast on lying - interesting! Try listening.)

Overworked Foreigners (Japan Times)

Getting Old in America (PEW)

Child-free by Choice (Redeye)

Student Binge Drinking (New York Times)

Japan's Bagelheads (NJCom)

Monkeys Know Their Grammar (BBC)

A Gentle Death: Helping Someone Die (New York Times) Interactive slide show

Whales Watching Us (New York Times)

Assisted Double Suicide (New York Times)

Going to the Moon (Chicago Tribune)

Child Abuse in Japan (Japan Times)

Children Easily Bilingual (AP)

Stories from Japanese Veterans Who Served in China (Japan Times)

Common Fears, Obsessions, Compulsions (Chicago Tribune)

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Chicago Tribune)

Changing Names and Marriage (Chicago Tribune)

Japan's Smoking Rate 2009 (Japan Times)

Kids and Cell Phones (New York Times)

Women and Internet Startup Businesses (Japan Times)

Honesty and Dishonesty in English (MacMillan)

An Unfit Judge (Death Penalty) (New York Times)

Who Still Smokes and Why? (Chicago Tribune)

Hindu Transvestites (Inquirer)

New Italian Feminism (New York Times)

Homeless Children and School (New York Times)

Telecommuters in Japan (Japan Times)

Birth Order Matters - Older/Younger Siblings (New York Times)

Japan's Death Row (CNN)

暗闇ご飯 - Dark Dinner (Japan Times)

Right to Die for Quadriplegic (News Asia)

Assisted Suicide Guidelines (New York Times)

Soldier Mom (New York Times)

Helping the Blind to See (technology) (New York Times)

Economics of Organ Donation (New York Times)

Gay Teens (New York Times)

Social Network Users (Macworld)

Working Mothers 2009 (PEW)

Fashion Moms (Japan Times)

Child Violence (Chicago Tribune)

Wive's Family Names (Japan Times)

Famous Fake Names (Japan Times)

Faces, Culture & Communication (Japan Times)

21st Century Babies (New York Times)

Abortion Addict (Chicago Tribune)

More 草食系男子 (Japan Times)

Twitter After Sex (Chicago Now)

Civil Unions / Gay Marriage (PEW)

Free Speech on the Net (Chicago Tribune)

eBooks and the Brain (New York Times)

How Social Media is Changing our Lives (Mashable)

Older Women, Younger Men (New York Times)

London Takoyaki (Japan Times)

Abortion in Japan (Japan Times)

Pen vs. Keyboard (Futurity.com)

Online Authoring - New Literacy (Seed Magazine)

eBooks Mean More Reading (New York Times)

Tweeting/Twitter 2009 (PEW)

Witnessing Executions (New York Times)

Presents for Dogs (Washington Post)

Disappearing Tuna (Japan Times)

Death of Newspapers (The Awl)

First Date (New York Times)

The Obama Marriage (New York Times)

Women Fighting Wars - and After (New York Times)

Domestic Violence in Japan (Japan Times)

Technology and the Japanese Language (New York Times)

Smartphone Usage (Retrovo)

Cher's Transgender Child (cherrygirl.com)

Japanese Language (Atlantic)

Tokyo Pets (Japan Times)

Technology and Social Lives (New York Times)

Illinois Abortion Law - Informing Parents (Chicago Tribune)

Using Prisoners' Organs for Experimentation (Japan Times)

How Execution by Electrocution Works (Straight Dope)

Adults Returning to Parents' Home (PEW)

Using DNA to Test Paternity - Not My Baby (New York Times)

Disappearing Tuna (New York Times)

Abuse of the Elderly (Japan Times)

Japan's Graduates - Only 62% Have Jobs (Japan Times)

Treating Criminals (Wired)

Repeat Offenders (Japan Times)

Women at Work - Glass Ceiling (Japan Times)

Eating 399 Bowls of Soba (Japan Times)

Homeless in Osaka (Japan Times)

Execution and the Mentally Challenged (New York Times)

New Execution Methods (New York Times)

Global Warming (2009) (New York Times)

Obama's Nobel Prize Speech (Yahoo News)

Twenty-first Century Babie (New York Times)

Human Execution? (New York Times)

Capital Punishment (New York Times

Ibaraki Station Stabber Executed (Japan Times)

Copenhagen Climate Conference (Japan Times)

Organ Donation and Time of Death (New York Times

A Comfortable Death (New York Times)

The Death of Handwriting (Miller McCune)

Robot Rights (Japan Times)

Homeless in Tokyo (Japan Times)

New York is Safer See Graphic) (New York Times)

Teens Struggle with Gender Identity (New York Times)

The Written Word (See Graphic) (Wired)

Homicides Down in Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

2008

Death by Mochi (Earth Times)

Death Penalty for Child Rape (New York Times)

Death Penalty (PEW)

Dog or Human?(New York Times)

Dog Email (New York Times)

Eating Insects (Compressed ZIP file)

Ebola Virus and DNA (Japan Times)

Abuse of the Elderly (Japan Times)

Stopping Life Support 1 (Japan Times)

Stopping Life Support 2 (Japan Times)

Eternal Youth (Japan Times)

Executions in Japan (Japan Times)

Executions in Japan (CNN)

Facebook Research (New York Times)

First Heart Transplant (Wired)

Gay Bashing (New York Times)

Get Fat! (New York Times)

Gone Geek(New York Times)

Hospice Costs(New York Times)

Human Cloning(New York Times)

I Like Me, er, You (New York Times)

Innovation Timeline (Wired)

Academic Performance in Japan (Japan Times)

Academic Performance in Japan 2 (Japan Times)

Kids on the Web (New York Times

Creating Life(Chicago Tribune)

Love? No thanks. (PEW)

Office Romance?(New York Times)

Physics Star (New York Times)

Polar Bears(New York Times)

Fish from Polluted Water(New York Times)

Personal Space (ITOD)

Race and Brains (New York Times)

Rebuilding a Man(New York Times)

Religion and Science in the USA (PEW)

Robot Sex (Houston Chronicle)

Safe in New York (Times, UK)

Sexual Harassment(JT)

Surrogate Births (Japan Times)

Teen Kills Family (Japan Times)

Teens and Social Media (PEW)

Testing & Education (Japan Times)

Underwater Robot (Chicago Tribune)

Web in the Sky (New York Times)

What Housework? (Japan Times)

Whistleblowers (New York Times)

Woman Kills Husband (New York Times

Why Do People Use the Internet? (PEW)

National Grammar Day (Chicago Tribune)

Japanese Universities (Time)

Transgender Students (New York Times)

Modern Moral in the U.S. - (PEW)

Modern Moral in the U.S. - (Japan Times)

Rejecting Vaccines for Children - (New York Times)

Gender Salary Gap in Japan - (Japan Times)

A Nuclear Japan? - (Japan Times)

God and medicine - (Chicago Tribune)

Surgery in India - (Chicago Tribune)

Laughing Dolphins - (Japan Times)

The aliens are coming! - (Japan Times)

Work-Life Balance - (Japan Times)

I'll have the clone - (Japan Times)

Woman-friendly Companies - (Japan Times)

Working in the U.S. - (New York Times)

Language and Thinking - (New York Times)

Education in the U.S. - (New York Times)

Americans in Jail - (New York Times)

Women, Jobs, and Children - (Japan Times)

Starving he Elderly - (Japan Times)

Killing the abuser - (Japan Times)

University rejections - (Chicago Tribune

Change in Japan - (Japan Times)

Sexual Inequality in Japan (Japan Times)

Kids and Divorce (Chicago Tribune)

No Food in Japan (Japan Times)

Suicide in Japan Today (Salon.com)

Killing the Abuser (Reuters)

New York Sandwiches (New York Times)

Americans' Priorities in Life (PEW)

Immigration March (Chiacgo Tribune)

Genetic Discrimination Bill (San Jose Mercury News)

Two Views on Gay Marriage (PEW)

Housework (New York Times)

Medical Whistle Blower in Japan (Daily Yomiuri)

British UFO Documents (Chicago Tribune)

Wheel Chair Athlete (New York Times)

Social Network Site Annoyances (PC World)

Twenty percent consider suicide in Japan (Japan Times)

Why Study Foreign Languages?(Japan Times)

No Engineers in Japan(New York Times)

Suicide on MySpace (eflux)

Children of Immigrants(New York Times)

Online Love(Chicago Tribune)

Surrogate Births in Japan(Japan Times)

Unregistered Births in Japan (Japan Times)

Blackmailing the Hentai(Mainichi Daily News)

Spousal Abuse (Save My Marriage)

Quitting Smoking (New York Times)

Fast Food in Beijing (Photo Collection)

New Cosmetic Surgery Technique (Cosmetic Surgery Bible)

Recognizing the Ainu (Japan Times)

Beauty Contest in the Philipines

Gay Marriage in California (New York Times)

Change Your Sex (Japan Times)

Thinking About Divorce (Save My Marriage)

Women and Tech in Holland (Japan Times)

Foreign Care for the Elderly in Japan (Japan Times)

Money and Happiness (Japan Times)

Housework 2008 (New York Times)

Japan's Gender Gap (Canada.com)

Monkey's Robot Arm (New York Times)

Suicide in 2007 (Japan Times)

Older Women and Drug Dependency (New York Times)

Gay Divorce (New York Times)

Butterfly Effect (Boston.com)

Child Abuse 2007 (Japan Times)

Murderer Miyazaki (Japan Times)

The Death Sentence (Japan Times)

Teen Faith Healer (AP)

Global Warming in Japan (Japan Times)

Suicide Among the Elderly (Yomiuri)

Sun and Vitamin D (US News)

Nicotine Addicts (Japan Times)

Street Food (Chicago Tribune)

International Couple (Japan Times)

Latino Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

European Birth Rate (New York Times)

The Cheetah Leg (New York Times)

Gaijin vs. Police (Japan Times)

U.S. and Japan Doctors (Japan Times)

Surrogate Mothers (How Stuff Works)

Animal Rights (Japan Times)

Beef and Methane (Chicago Tribune)

Are you really reading online? (New York Times)

Is dog on the menu? (New York Times)

Elite Kindergartens (New York Times)

Cloned Pit Bull (Chicago Tribune)

Gay and Straight Weddings (Atlantic Monthly)

Sufism and Sodomy (Asia Times)

Fat is Healthy (New York Times)

Cloned Puppies (Wired)

Contemporary Tattoos (Japan Times)

Have Fewer Kids (Chicago Tribune)

Stay At Home Vacation (New York Times)

Ricky Martin Surrogate (Japan Times)

Wife or Mommy - Japanese Marriages (Washington Post)

Free Textbooks (New York Times)

The Handshake (Interesting Thing of the Day)

Mixi-Facebook-Myspace (Tech Crunch)

The Average American (New York Times) (.zip file)

Near Death Experiences

Aya Sugimoto - Fur and Flesh (Japan Times)

Couples at Home (PEW)

MySpace and MIxi in Japan (AP)

Japan's Social Network Sites (International Herald Tribune)

"Japanese Hate Foreigners' (Japan Times)

Intercultural Adoption (Japan Times)

The Average American (New York Times)

SNS Manners (Macworld)

Insect Cuisine (Japan Times)

Price of Tuna (Japan Times)

The Gay Marriage Rush (New York Times)

PETA (Autoweek)

Make Me Beautiful (New York Times)

Cruelty to Farm Animals (New York Times)

Discrimination (Japan Times)

Kazuyoshi Miura Suicide (Japan Times)

Japan's Day Laborers (New York Times)

Telecommunting (Wired)

Parasite Singles 2008 (Japan Times)

Bullying Among Adults (Japan Times)

Building New Body Parts (Wired)

Grandma's Triplets - Surrogacy (Huffington Post)

Japan's CO2 Reality (Yahoo News)

More Babies in Japan (Japan Times)

Being Big in Japan (Japan Times)

Bones Built to Order (AFP)

No More Sushi (The Independent)

Living Longer (Wired)

Cyberchondria (New York Times)

Suicide Online (New York Times)

Cloned from the Stone Age (Slate)

Overpopulation (Japan Times)

Men Taking Care of Their Mothers (New York Times)

Surrogacy 2008 (New York Times) (long)

Sexism in Italy (NPR)

Obama's Shinseki (Yahoo)

Hearing Implants (ITOTD)

Cyberbullying (The Guardian)

The Death of Dating (New York Times)

Assisted Suicide (Mainichi)

Future of the Internet (PEW)

Sentencing Joji Obara (Japan Times)

American Mobility (PEW)

Ability-Enhancing Drugs (New York Times)

Whaling: Activism or Terror (LA Times)

Future of the World (Environment) (Esquire)

Body Tissue Regeneration (Esquire)

Body Tissue Engineering (Esquire)

Good Samaritan Laws (New York Times)

A New Face (Slate)

Cloning Kobe Beef (Japan Times)

2007

Bilingual Babies

Japan's Lost Dreams(Japan Times)

Learning to use Hashi(Sydney Herald)

Death Penalty Debate (New York Times)

Death by Mochi(Japan Times)

More Foreign Residents in Japan(Japan Times)

Coming Changes to Japan's Workplace (Japan Times)

American Tradition of Immigration (New York Times)

International Stress (Chicago Tribune)

Battered Husbands (Japan Times)

The Average American (New York Times - .zip file)

The Married Minority(New York Times)

Hiki's Divorce (Japan Times)

Too much information (Chicago Tribune)

Rewriting History (Japan Times)

The Wikipedia Story(Japan Times)

Necessity of English for Japan (Japan Times)

Man or Monkey? (Japan Times)

Computers and Productivity (New York Times)

Horie: Guilty of being different? (Houston Chronicle)

No Sex, No Babies(Time)

Child Abuse in Japan (Japan Times)

Japan's Conscience on Comfort Women (Chosun Ilbo)

Irony of Abductee Issue (Seattle Times)

How to Become a Philosopher(WikiHow)

How to Prepare for a Date (WikiHow)

Abortion in Mexico (New York Times)

Education in China (New York Times)

Rewriting History(New York Times)

Being a Vegetarian in Japan (Japan Times)

Working Women with Children in Japan (Japan Times)

How to Learn English (WikiHow)

Working part-time in Japan (Japan Times)

Unwanted babies (Japan Times)

Overtime and karoshi(Japan Times)

Japan's new divorce law (Japan Times)

Stalking (Japan Times)

Chicago vs. Los Angeles (Chicago Sun-Times)

Drinking in Japan (Japan Times)

No Sex in Japan(Mainichi)

Gay Marriage (English Club)

Private Lesson Trouble (Mainichi)

Mass Hysteria(WikiHow)

Earthquakes (Japan Times)

Capital Punishment (Japan Times)

Hot Dog Kobayashi(Japan Times)

Gay Marriage Coming to New York?(New York Times)

Smoking ban in Illinois (Chicago Tribune)

Transgender Homeless (New York Times)

First baby Hatch Drop-off Opens(Japan Times)

Motherhood Today(PEW)

Stalkers, Police, Yakuza(Japan Times)

Dementia (Japan Times)

No to Britain (Japan Times)

Working as a Hostess (Japan Times)

Japan the #1 Car Builder Again (Japan Times)

Abortion and Down's Syndrome (Everything)

Abortion and Down's Syndrome (Washington Post)

Dognapping(Chicago Tribune)

Get a Divorce! (Chicagoist)

Perfect Love (Japan Times)

Beaten Generation(Japan Times)

Getting a Tan (New York Times)

No Smoking(Chicago Tribune)

Transgender Homeless Center(New York Times)

First Baby Hatch (Japan Times)

Motherhood Today(in U.S.) (PEW) (Difficult)

Cicada (蝉) Pizza (Chicago Tribune)

Miss Universe(Japan Times)

Japan's Suicide Rate (Japan Times)

Abused Children (Japan Times)

Whaling (Sydney Herald)

Overstressed Policeman Stabs Self(Japan Times)

Humor (Japan Times)

Shove This Job(Japan Times)

Tatemae (Japan Times)

Death Penalty (PEW)

Gypsies (Straight Dope)

Packed Subways(New York Times)

Eikaiwa Advisory(Japan Times)

Marriage and Family Trends in the U.S.(PEW) (Long, difficult)

Paternity Leave(Japan Times)

Braille in Odd Places(Straight Dope)

Dutch Flex Time(Japan Times)

Dangers of the Internet for Young People(Atlantic) 

Potato Chips(New York Times)

Freedom and Independence Day (New York Times)

The World's Biggest Problem (New York Times)

GoKart Papa (Japan Times)

China and Japan War History(International Herald Tribune)

Working Mothers(PEW)

Interaction with non-Japanese(Japan Times)

No Smoking Patrol (Japan Times)

New Kidney (Japan Times)

Nissan Hiring Women(Japan Times)

Triple Amputee Success Story ZIP file- DMG file(Esquire - recommended)

Egg Donation (New York Times)

Let's Eat Sushi (New York Times)

Babies, Learning Language, and Accents(Chicago Tribune)

Foreigners in Japanese Schools(Japan Times)

Noh Costumes (Japan Times)

Marriage Priorities (PEW)

US Opinions on Gay Marriage (PEW)

Japanese Life Expectancies (Japan Times)

Living Together (Chicago Tribune)

Tap Water (New York Times)

The Working Disabled (Japan Times)

Body Language 1 (WikiHow)

Body Language 2 (WikiHow)

Suicide Warnings(Japan Times)

Men's and Women's Salaries
(New York Times and Chicago Tribune) ZIP file - DMG file

Beer in Japan (Japan Times)

Big Mac(Chicago Tribune)

Parental Child Abduction I(Japan Times)

Parental Child Abduction II(Japan Times)

Increase in Child Abuse(Japan Times)

Overcoming Disabiliy ZIP file (Esquire - RECOMMENDED)

Prosthetic Advances(Japan Times)

Eat Meat! (New York Times)

Who Gets Cosmetic Surgery(New York Times)

Humans, Animals, and Speech(New York Times)

Toilet Technology(Japan Times)

Women Working in Japan ZIP file

Education of WWII War Crimes(Mainichi Daily News)

Flex Vacations at IBM(New York Times)

Gender Gap Costs (Japan Times)

Men's Partner Priorities(Chicago Tribune)

Salaries up in Japan (Japan Times)

Idiot Parents (Japan Times)

Animals and Language(New York Times)

Income Gap(PEW)

Choose your news(PEW)

Choose your news 2 (Journalism.com)

Evolution of morality(New York Times)

Japan's Education Spending (Japan Times)

Staying Married 25 Years(New York Times)

入試 Study? (Japan Times)

Hearing Okinawa (Japan Times)

Protest in Okinawa(Japan Times)

Okinawa's Textbooks (Japan Times)

Perks! (Chicago Tribune)

How to be Cool(WikiHow)

Minamata (Associated Press)

Japanese Wives at Home  (Japan Times)

High School Hugs(Chicago Tribune)

Immigration Attitudes (PEW)

Mommy Makeovers(New York Times)

Japan's Magic Apples  (Japan Times)

Life Created(Fox News)

Robotic Care for the Elderly (Japan Times)

Surrogate Mom Search  (Japan Times)

Abuse of the Aged (Japan Times)

Abuse of the Elderly (Japan Times)

Grow Your Own Cells(New York Times)

Xenophobia (Globe and Mail)

First Kiss (Chicago Tribune)

Homeless in LA(New York Times)

Poverty in Japan  (New York Times

Romance in the Office (New York Times)

How It Feels to Die (New Scientist)

Domestic Abuse (Japan Times)

Safety of Abortions Worldwide (New York Times)

Starving in Japan(Japan Times)

Tokyo Homeless (Japan Times)

Angry Senior Citizens (Japan Times)

Depression (Japan Times)

Okinawa Textbooks (Japan Times)

Vivisectionist (Japan Times)

Overseas Travel Tips (humor) (Japan Times)

Natto (Japan Times)

Groper Defense (Japan Times)

Gender Gap in Japan (Japan News)

DNA and Prejudice  (New York Times)

Troubled Students  (New York Times)

Women at Home (Japan Times)

Deaath Penalty Study (New York Times)

Amputee Sprinter (New York Times)

Clones for Dinner (Wired)

Cloning Humans(CNN)

Stem Cell Breakthrough(Chicago Tribune)

Birth Control  (New York Times)

The Emperor's Fish(Chicago Tribune)

Damage from Drinking Alcohol (Chicago Tribune)

Alzheimer's Disease(Chicago Tribune)

Baby's Teeth and Stem Cell Research (Japan Times)

Biofuels Bad for the Earth?(New York Times)

Bad Jobs in Japan (Japan Times)

Moving to kill off capital punishment (Japan Times)

DNR for Children(Chicago Tribune)

Cloned Meat(Wired)

Cloned Foodin the US (Wired)

Creating a New Heart(New York Times)

2006

Working vs. Stay-at-home Mothers (Atlantic)

Chinese language (Wired)

Overpopulation (LA Times)

Red States, Blue State)

Stories from Japanese Students Abroad: US Media (Japan Times)

Gay Marriage (Atlantic)

Gay Marriage (ELF)

Columbia and Abortion (New York Times)

Columbia and Abortion, Part 2 (New York Times)

Abortion Rates in the U.S. and Australi

Being Too Nice (Seattle Post)

High Paying Jobs (Monster)

White Bean Diet (Japan Times)

Student Cell Phones (New York Times)

Ozone Layer (Japan Times)

Immigration, Racism, Xenophobia (Chicago Tribune)

History of Immigration in Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

The Immigration Debate (New York Times)

Optimism among Hispanic Immigrants (PEW)

Old and alone (New York Times)

The future of print newspapers (Japan Times)

Dating Exes (New York Times)

Depression (Japan Times)

Whaling a Disgrace (The Australian

"World" Cup? (Pew Research)

Windmills: Clean Energy (Japan Times

New organs: cloning (CNN)

Fear and Truth Behind Cloning (Wired)

Blue-eyed Salaryman (Japan Times)

Japan's Declining Birth Rate (Japan Times)

The Japanese Male (Japan Times)

Rising Child Abuse in Japan (Reuters)

Addicted to the Internet (Chicago Tribune)

Net Neutrality (Chicago Tribune)

Japanese taste? (Japan Times)

U.S. Diversity (New York Times)

Google now a verb (LA Times)

So Big and Healthy: ARTICLE - GRAPH (New York Times)

Difficult Japanese (Japan Times)

Voice of America for English Learners (New York Times)
(Voice of America direct link )

Hot Dog Eating Champ (Japan Times)

Global Impact of Consumerism (Japan Times)

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N (New York Times)

Male Gropees (Japan Times)

Not Ready for College(New York Times)

Avoid Danger (Japan Times)

Choosing Babies' Genders (Japan Times)

Embryo Culling (New York Times)

Impotent Generation? (Japan Times)

Roots of Muslim Rage (Atlantic) Difficult, but highly recommended

What is Japan? (Japan Times)

Permanent Residency in Japan (Japan Times)

Japan Crime and Nationality (Japan Reference)

Clonal Man (Atlantic) Difficult

The Changing Sento (Japan Times)

Surrogate Mother (Japan Times)

Being a Father in Japan (Japan Times)

Commuting in Chicago(Chicago Tribune)

Buried Secrets in Tokyo (Japan Times)

Anorexia (Japan Times)

Here's the Beef(Japan Times)

Japan's New Divorce Law (Japan Times)

Teenage Moms (Japan Times)

Japanese Abroad: The Paris Syndrome(Japan Times)

Gender Change (Japan Times)

Nationalism in Japan (Japan Times)

Working Hard - Or Hardly Working?

The Vice-President's Lesbian Daughter (New York Times)

The Human Lightning Rod (The Straight Dope)

Peggy? (The Straight Dope)

Pets in New York (New York Times)

Dying in Japan (Japan Times)

Headhunting Japanese Workers in the US (Japan Times)

The New Family(New York Times)

Eggs for Sale - Cloning (Chicago Tribune)

Personal Space

Growing Up in England

Racism in Japan(Japan Times)

The Lazy Generation?(Japan Times)

English the Language of Finance(Japan Times)

Japanese Not Going Down...Under (Japan Times)

 

II Internet English - Technology

Babies Wihout Sex (Atlantic)

Brain Chip (Wired)

The Biomechatronic Man (Outside)

Mind-machine Interface (Wired)

Gasless cows? (Wired)

Curing disease with CRISPR gene editing (Wired)

DNA editing (Wired)

Gene editing (Atlantic)

Birth without sex (Vox)

Ethics and self-driving cars (Guardian)

DNA revolution (National Geographic)

Healthy clones - Dolly's siblings (New York Times)

Cryogenics: freezing yourself for the future (New York Times)

Implanting chips in humans (VOX)

Human enhancement (PEW)

Computer translation (Japan Times)

Computer translation (Quartz)

Lab grown burgers (Quartz)

Lab grown meat (Washington Post)

Softbank's robot Pepper tackles intercultural communication (Japan Today)

Predicting intelligence (Wired)

Robots: A world without work (Atlantic)

Designer babies (Wired)

Editing DNA (Wired)

GMO (genetically modified organisms) safety (long) (Slate)

A no GMO world (National Geographic)

Custom made babies (Washington Post)

Genome/DNA modification and ethics (New York Times)

Scientists Create Life (The Independent)

Science and race (Newsweek)

Prosthetic Arm (Verge)

Cheetah Running Robot (Hackaday)

Six-legged Robot (Hackaday)

Elderly Care - By Robots (New York Times)

Your Programmable World (Wired)

Computer-Brain Interface (New York Times)

Get Smart (Japan Times)

Twitter's Role in Catching the Boston Bombers (Wall Street Journal)

Your Brain and the Internet (Lateral Action)

Digital Reading (Ars)

Learning the Internet's Language (New York Times)

End of Print Encyclopedia Britannica (CNN)

Hyperconnected (PEW)

Hyperconnected - Good or Bad? (Chicago Tribune)

Depressed on Facebook (New York Times)

Who's Using Social Networks Online (PEW)

Technology and Education (Globe and Mail)

The Search for Extra-Terrestrials (Slate)

Digital Textbooks in South Korea (Singularity)

Technology and Education (Globe and Mail)

How Popular is Sexting? (Ars)

The Robot Patient (CNET)

Electronic "Tattoos" for Health (New Science)

Memory and the Internet (Guardian)

Robots and the Dentist (CNET)

eReaders Double (New York Times)

Your Cellphone Is Your Key (New York Times)

Leg Regeneration (UK Mail)

Paperless Office? (Straight Dope)

Old PCs (Mental Floss)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (Wired)

Twitter in Japan (Japan Times)

eBook Sales (New York Times)

Internet Withdrawal (Ars Technica)

Cheetahbot (Wired)

Future of Books, O'Reilly (Forbes)

Human - Computer Interaction (O'Reilly Radar)

Skype's Impact on Job Interviews (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The Internet and Your Brain (New Yorker)

Addicted to the Internet (Chicago Tribune)

Net Neutrality (Chicago Tribune

The future of print newspapers (Japan Times)

Student (geek) Power (Chicago Tribune)

Homework Helper (New York Times)

Living with a Computer in 1982 (Atlantic) Difficult

Robots are People, Too (Japan Times)

Gadget Convergence (New York Times)

iPod - Steve Jobs Interview (Newsweek)

Get Invisible (Japan Times)

The Internet and the English Language (New York Times) Difficult

The Web and Japnese Language Study (Japan Times)

Eye Interface - Mouse with your eyes (Japan Times)

Robot Baito (Washington Post)

Virtual Care of the Elderly (New York Times)

Virtual Actors and Actresses (New York Times)(.zip file)

Horie: Guilty of being different? (Houston Chronicle)

Too much information (Chicago Tribune)

The Wikipedia Story (Japan Times)

Computers and Productivity (New York Times)

Blogs in Japan (Japan Times

Disconnected! (a) (New York Times)

Disconnected! (b) (Chicago Tribune)

Myspace (Wired)

Who Uses Wikipedia? (PEW)

Tokyo University Speed Record (Japan Times)

Email and Business Correspondence Dangers (Chicago Tribune)

Online Conduct (New York Times)

Mixi vs. MySpace (Japan Times)

Photoshop Me! (New York Times)

Cyberbullying (New York Times)

Facebook (New York Times)

Next Gen Acronyms (New York Times)

Second Life Online(New York Times)

New Language Learning Blog (Japan Times)

Facebook Oldsters  (Japan Times)

Internet Hugs (Chicago Tribune)

Educational iPods (New York Times)

Life Created (Fox News)

Grow Your Own Cells(New York Times)

Robot Massage (Japan Times)

Parents and Teen Tech (PEW)

Internet Bullying (Japan Times)

MIXI (Chicago Tribune)

The Changing PC (Japan Times)

Obsessed with the Web   (New York Times)

Blogging (Japan Times)

Second Life & Japanese Companies (Japan Times)

Amputee SprinterAmputee Sprinter (New York Times)

Clones for Dinner (Wired)

Cloning Humans (CNN)

Stem Cell Breakthrough (Chicago Tribune)

I'll Have the Clone - (Japan Times)

Idiot users - (New York Times)

The Net Safe for Kids? - (New York Times)

Kids and Tech - (New York Times)

Man and machine interface - (New York Times

Social Network Site Annoyances (PC World)

No Engineers in Japan (New York Times)

Suicide on MySpace (eflux)

Online Love(Chicago Tribune)

Women and Tech in Holland (Japan Times)

Monkey's Robot Arm (New York Times)

MySpace and MIxi in Japan (AP)

Japan's Social Network Sites (International Herald Tribune)

Mixi-Facebook-Myspace (Tech Crunch)

Cloned Puppies (Wired)

Cloned Pit Bull (Chicago Tribune)

Are you really reading online? (New York Times)

Body Tissue Regeneration (Esquire)

Body Tissue Engineering (Esquire)

Ability-Enhancing Drugs (New York Times)

Telecommunting (Wired)

Bones Built to Order (AFP)

Living Longer (Wired)

Cyberchondria (New York Times)

Suicide Online (New York Times)

Cloned from the Stone Age (Slate)

Hearing Implants (ITOTD)

Cyberbullying (The Guardian)

Drug for Long Eyelashes (New York Times)

Blog in Japan: Tofugu (Japan Times)

Advance in Prosthetics (New York Times)

Online Suicide (Japan Times)

Daddy DNA Hacker (Wired)

Artificial Insemination Error (Japan Times)

Women Working at JAL (Japan Times)

Rules for In Vitro Fertilization (Japan Times)

Jet Lag (New York Times)

Printing Human Tissue (ITOTD)

Kids Safe Online (New York Times

Online Social Networks (PEW)

Thirty Years Old - Born In Vitro (Japan Times)

Clones for Dinner (Japan Times)

Faith vs. Medicine (New York Times)

Stem Cell Therapy (New York Times)

Facebook in Egypt (New York Times

Travel or Videoconference? (New York Times )

Computers and Education (Macobserver)

The Singularity (New York Times)

Kids and Cell Phones (New York Times)

Women and Internet Startup Businesses (Japan Times)

Telecommuters in Japan (Japan Times)

Helping the Blind to See (technology) (New York Times)

21st Century Babies (New York Times)

Twitter After Sex (Chicago Now)

Free Speech on the Net (Chicago Tribune)

eBooks and the Brain (New York Times)

How Social Media is Changing our Lives (Mashable

Pen vs. Keyboard (Futurity.com)

Online Authoring - New Literacy (Seed Magazine)

eBooks Mean More Reading (New York Times)

Tweeting/Twitter 2009 (PEW

Technology and Social Lives (New York Times)

Technology and the Japanese Language (New York Times)

Smartphone Usage (Retrovo)

Twenty-first Century Babies (New York Times)

The Death of Handwriting (Miller McCune)

The Written Word (See Graphic) (Wired)

Google Expansion (New York Times)

Thumbracing - Text Messages (New York Times)

More Cyberbullying (New York Times)

iPad Addiction (Chuck's Blog)

Sayonara Floppy Disk (BBC)

Keep It Offline! (New York Times)

The Plastics (Japan Times)

How We Use Cell Phones (New York Times)

How Boys and Girls Text (PEW)

Synthetic Life (PEW)

Online Privacy (PEW)

eBooks, eReaders, and the Future of Reading (Investor's Place)

Future of the Internet (PEW)

Robot Wedding Minister (The Times)

Tomorrowland (The Atlantic)

Life in 2050 (PEW)

Voice Recognition Software (New York Times)

Man, Machine, Immortality

Stem Cells and Curing Cancer (New Scientist)

Virtual Lover, Real Baby (CNN)

Digital Reading (New York Times)

Unplugging from the Net (Washington Post)

You're Already a Cyborg (Wired)

How Tablets Will Change the Word (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 1 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 2 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 3 (Wired)

Future of the Magazine - Part 4 (Wired)

Robotic Pancreas - Cure for Diabetes? (Wired)

Brendan Marrocco - Artificial Arms and Legs (New York Times)

Brendan Marrocco - Artificial Arms and Legs - Graphics (New York Times)

The Facebook Effect (New York Times)

Eating Synthetic Animals(Atlantic)

Genetically Engineered Salmon (New York Times)

Online Marriage Counseling (New York Times)

Twitter in Japan (Japan Times)

Robot Companion (New York Times)

Interview with a Robot (video) (New York Times)

Robot-sensei (New York Times)

More Cyberbullying (New York Times)

Security and Social Network Sites (Armed Forces Network)

Monitoring the Aged with Technology (New York Times)

The New Pill (New York Times)

Lab Meat (Esquire)

Tech and the Need for Downtime (New York Times)

Facebook Addiction (Wikihow)

Children Like Digital Reading (New York Times)

Social Media in Japan (Japan Times)

Addicted to Apps (PEW)

Brain Implants (Popsi.com)

Paper or Digital Reading (New York Times)

Suicide from Facebook Post (New York Times)

Japan's Answer toComputer Shogi Master (Japan Times) the iPad? (Japan Times)

Punishments for Cyberbullying (New York Times)

The Miracle of In Vitro (New York Times)

Artificial Intelligence (New York Times)

A Human Tentacle (Komo)

Retina Chips for the Blind (Japan Times)

Parents Dealing with Cyberbullying (New York Times)

Bullying on Formspring (Chicago Tribune)

Computer History (pictures) (Visual History)

App or Book? (New York Times)

Sayonara Walkman (New York Times)

Online Learning (New York Times)

Web Design (WebDesignTuts)

the iPad? (Japan Times)

Artificial Intelligence (New York Times)

Bullying and Suicide (New York Times)

Abuse and Bullying on Formspring (New York Times)

Americans and their Gadgets (PEW)

Future of the Internet - Social Relations (PEW)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (New York Times)

The Decline of Bookstores (Japan Times)

Cheaters vs. Tech (New York Times)

Facebook and Chrustmas Cards (Slate)

TV - Interent: News Sources (PEW)

AI Evolution (Wired)

The Social Internet (PEW)

Facebook Has Few Friends in Japan (New York Times)

Skin Gun (Gadget Review)

Obama to Push Wireless (New York Times)

Tech Revolution for the Elderly (Atlantic)

Watson, The Thinking Computer (Atlantic)

Mind vs. Machine (Atlantic)

What is Artificial Inteligence? (New York Times)

E-Readers and the Young (New York Times)

The Elderly Cold on Robots (BBC)

Concentration, Distraction, and Technology (New York Times)

Brain-Computer Implant (New Science)

New Eyes from Stem Cells (The Guardian)

Internet Withdrawal (Ars Technica)

Smart Phone Manners (New York Times)

Hip to be Rude? (New York Times)

Death of Cursive Writing (New York Times)

Biotransistor – Man and Machine (Techeye)

Skype Connections (New York Times)

iPhone Love (New York Times)

Biotransistor – Man and Machine (Techeye)


III Reading Classes

Of course, you're not limited to the reading materials you see listed below. The university and public libraries have collections of "graded readers" (多読本) from publishers such as Cambridge, Oxford, and Longman. These often are the best choice. Larger Kinokuniya and Maruzen branches also carry books, magazines, and newspapers in English. English versions of Japanese newspapers are available at many convenient stores and train stations.

If you're looking at Graded Readers, this chart may help you find books at the right level for you. Thank you, Prof. Kitzman!

However, you may find searching for material online more convenient. If so, please explore some of the links below:

eBooks (and magazines, newspapers, etc.) from amazon.com or amazon.co.jp

amazon.com "Look Inside" Feature (amazon.com and amazoncom.co.jp are also good sources for traditional (paper) books, magazines, etc.

Project Gutenberg - a huge collection of online books, especially classics.

Us and Them - my own intercultural communication textbook.

This web page itself has hundreds of articles that you may find interesting. Articles from the Japan Times and the Yomiuri are the easiest; those from foreign newspapers and magazines will be more challenging.

A large collection of eBooks should also be available soon on iTunes. Designed for the iPad, they will also be readable on computers, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices.

eMobo - an iPhone / iPad app for reading and writing "cell phone novels" (携帯小説). More reading available at the TextNovel Web site.

Stories for children.

Japanese stories for children in English.

Essays in English from the Japan Times.(Try to look for essays written by native speakers of English.)

Environmental Issues in English.

Planet PDF - Free books in PDF format.

Get Free Books - another free book site.

Free-ebooks.net - another free book site.

ManyBooks.net - another free book site.

ESLreading.org - A collection of reading and other resources.

East of the Web Short Stories - Extensive collection of short stories. Highly recommended

365 ESL/EFL Short Stories - Very short, easy to read short stories, one for every day of the year.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

ePub Digital Book Version - Download

PDF Version - Download

Online: Google Books - Old Version (scan of original book)

Online: Google Books - Modern

Purchase online (¥200) amazon.co.jp

DICTIONARY SECTION

Dictionary Help

eHow - How to Use a Dictionary

University of Alabama - How to Use a Dictionary

english-at-home.com

Online Dictionaries

The Free Dictionary (several dictionaries at once, plus thesaurus, and translation)

One Look (several dictionaries at once, plus thesaurus and translation)

Cambridge Dictionaries Online (includes Learners' Dictionary and Idioms)

Dictionary.com (Dictionary, thesaurus, translator and web)

Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Thesaurus and Spanish)

Translation

Google Translate

Goo

E-Readers - Software / Online

Adobe Digital Editions

Amazon

Apple iTunes Store

Calibre

ebooks

IBIS Reader (best online epub reader)

Google Books

Online Books (U of Pennsylvania)

Microsoft Reader

List of available free ebooks

E-Readers - Hardware - Articles

Apple iPad

Amazon Kindle

Sony Reader

Future of Books, O'Reilly (Forbes)

Article about the future of books and publishing

eBooks, eReaders, and the Future of Reading(Investor's Place)

Ten Reading Revolutions (Atlantic)

Ebook vs. Hardcover Book Sales (New York Times)

Ebooks Sales in Japan (Japan Times)

Children Like Digital Reading (New York Times)

Paper or Digital Reading (New York Times)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (New York Times)

The Decline of Bookstores (Japan Times)

TV - Interent: News Sources (PEW)

E-Readers and the Young (New York Times)

eReaders Double (New York Times)

Books: Paper vs. Digital (Wired)

eBook Sales (New York Times)

Popularity of Reading (Journalism.org)

Digital Textbooks in South Korea (Singularity)

Digital Reading (Ars)

IV Resources for Listening Classes

English is everywhere in Japan if you listen for it - network, satellite, and cable TV, broadcast radio, Internet radio, youtube...

Here are some online places to look for good listening material:

NPR - National Public Radio NEW
Main Page
NPR Story of the Day

Easier ESL Podcasts NEW

Online news sources with audio/video files. Example: CNN video on the Bluefin Tuna (マグロ) Problem. Main CNN link.

YouTube - Be sure to set the default language to English and location to Worldwide (bottom of the page).

Us and Them - My own Intercultural Communication textbook (used in my GE 200 class at Kobe College) that has audio files for each chapter.

Audible - Although this is a commercial site selling audiobooks, there are also many free downloads, including some speeches or lectures by famous people, including President Obama.

iTunes also has both audiobooks for sale and podcasts for free download. Try both the U.S. and the Japanese stores.
US - audiobooks - podcasts
Japan - audiobooks - podcasts

For more challenging listening, try some of the university lectures available for free at iTunes U.

ESL Listening - Collection of easier listening resources.

 

V Writing Classes

Writing Module for Osaka University Integrated English students.

Example of a Bad Essay - (translated from Japanese) (Japan Times)

Example of a Bad Essay - includes my notes and explanation

Business Correspondence Examples - 700 KB .zip file

Dangers of Business Email Correspondence (Chicago Tribune)

Student Essay - Unusual Case (Chicago Tribune)

Writing and Word Processing Tips(mac.efficiency) 

Writing Manuals' Failure(Atlantic)

 

VI Pronunciation Classes

Kobe College Pronunciation Calendar - Spring 2013

Study Guides for test on May 10: PDFAUDIO

Study Guides for test on May 31: PDFAUDIO

Study Guides for test on June 28: PDFAUDIO

 

VII Crossword Puzzles

English Firsthand - Units 1 and 2

Interchange 3 -Unit 1

Interchange 3 - Unit 2

Interchange 3 - Unit 4

Interchange 3 - Unit 5

Impact Issues - Units 1 and 2

Impact Values - Units 1 and 2

Let's Go - Units 1 and 2