On Meeting the Literary Icon, Uno Chiyo

On Meeting the Literary Icon, Uno Chiyo

Part One: Don’t Take No for an Answer! “You shouldn’t work on a living writer,” some advised me as I struggled to find the subject for my dissertation. A living writer, they argued, was still producing works, their oeuvre yet in progress. I guess they reasoned that...
My Tokyo House of Horrors

My Tokyo House of Horrors

“Okay. Here’s a listing that might work!” The agent pushed a sheet of paper across the desk to me. “The landlord specifically says he wants to rent to foreigners.” That was refreshing news. My husband, Dennis, and I had been in Tokyo for nearly a week now, trying to...