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Articles by Roger Pulvers

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Author, playwright, theatre director and translator, Roger graduated UCLA in political science before getting his MA in Russian Area Studies at Harvard. He has published 36 books in English and Japanese, including novels, plays, essays and translations from Japanese, Russian and Polish and his autobiography, "The Unmaking of an American". He is currently head of the Center for the Study of World Civilizations at Tokyo Institute of Technology.  His website is accessible through this link. He is a Japan Focus Associate.

The Unmaking of an American
'Do we have peace now?' poem by Okinawa teen Chinen Masaru
In the Woods with Takuboku and Kenji -- Soul Brothers of Meiji Japan
Illusions of Self: The Life and Poetry of Ishikawa Takuboku
The Life and Death of Lafcadio Hearn: A 110-year perspective
Miyazawa Kenji’s Prophetic Green Vision: Japan’s Great Writer/Poet on the 80th Anniversary of His Death 80
Architect Kuma Kengo: ‘a product of place’
Tohoku Has Been Rent Asunder for Future Generations
Beate Sirota Gordon: An American to whom Japan remains indebted
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So, fat cats and a blue caterpillar will save Japan from nuclear hell. OK
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The Lessons of the 3.11 Meltdown for Japanese Nuclear Power: Citizenship Vs. A Corporate Culture of Collusion3.11−−
Night on the Milky Way Train: Miyazawa Kenji’s Space Odyssey−−
Remembering Victims of Agent Orange in the Shadow of 9/11911
Two Generations of Japanese and Japanese American Artists: Activism, Racism and the American Experience−−
Murakami, the No-Nuclear Principles, Nuclear Power and the Bomb
The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn
Indra’s Net: The Spiritual Universe of Miyazawa Kenji
A Dialogue With The Japanese People--The Life and Work of Inoue Hisashi−−
Yesterday Is Another World. Tanka by Yosano Akiko
Suite Slaughter: Inoue Hisashi's play on the life and death of Kobayashi Takiji
Japan as a Nation of Animal Lovers -- As Pets Or When They're On a Plate
Homage to the Life and Poetry of Miyazawa Kenji
My Friend Frois
Japan's Wild Scientific Genius: Minakata Kumagusu
Half . . . or Hana's Story
Ghosts of Christmas Past: The Christmas Bombing of Vietnam
Sugihara Chiune and the Japanese Conscience: Lest we forget
"A Freedom That Rocks the Boat": Yoji Sakate's Small Theater
The Human Condition after Hiroshima: The world of Inoue Hisashi