Onsen Myths of Fukushima

8 Oct
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Sabako-yu (鯖湖湯)

Onsen, hot springs, are an important part of Japanese culture, and it is one of my favorite things about Japan.

Today I want to share with you a special onsen called Sabako-yu in Iizaka, Fukushima, where my family is from.

Check out my new article, “Onsen Myths of Fukushima” on All About Japan!

‘I Cannot Forgive Myself for What I Did’: One Man’s Recollections of His Work on the Manhattan Project

6 Aug


My blog article, “I Cannot Forgive Myself for What I Did” was published on The Huffington Post USA, UK, Italy, Spain, German, Korea, and Japan:

English →http://huff.to/1IO3BZb


Spanish →http://huff.to/1IuAuqn





“I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

【Announcing New Album 】Last Song Compilation CD

13 Jul


Last Song


I’m happy to announce that a compilation CD based on my book, “Last Song,” will be released from Universal Music. It is a collection of songs mentioned in the book, such as “What a Wonderful Word” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

The CD contains songs by various artists, including Japanese and American traditional tunes and classical pieces. I’m singing one song for the CD.

It will be available on iTunes and Amazon Japan on July 29!

【Song List】

01. What a Wonderful World
02. A Thousand Wind (Japanese)
03. Yashi no mi (Japanese)
04. Clair de lune
05. Home Sweet Home
06. Furusato (Japanese)
07. Country Road
08. Unforgettable
09. Pachelbel’s Canon
10. Oborozukiyo (Japanese)
11. Silent Night
12. Miagetegoran yoru no hoshi o (Japanese)
13. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
14. Danny Boy
15. Aka Tonbo (Japanese)
16. Amazing Grace
17. Hamabe no uta (Japanese)


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