web site has two main themes: Japan and the United Kingdom. The two are
admittedly strange bedfellows. If there ever did exist some kind of
Japanese-British geopolitical axis in history, it's
unlikely anybody noticed. If somebody did notice, interest has
certainly flagged now that China's economy has eclipsed Japan's and
post-imperial Britain continues what author Ian Buruma calls its
"giggling slide into the sea."
Maybe I'm the only person who keeps Japan and the UK firmly in mind at
all times. After living in Japan and writing about its business,
society and culture for more than a decade, I can't help feeling
sentimental about that rusty old juggernaut. My career has taken me to
London, whose jumble of cultures and languages makes it surely one of
the most interesting places on Earth--faded glory notwithstanding.
My passion for the two lands--and that same passion felt by fellow
contributors--is what Pripix.com is all about. Japan content dates back to
2002, when I first launched Pripix. UK material kicks off in 2010, when I
revived the website after a hiatus.
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