Just Because

It's rare for Japanese people to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger but, for some of the older generation, foreigners are outside of Japanese society and therefore not subject to its limits. They also haven't figured out yet that foreigners are just like any one else who travels to a foreign country; be

Read more ...

If

My father was born in Antigua, Guatemala, and grew up in the country's capital. He and his friends made balls by wrapping pantyhose around a wadded-up newspaper core and played futbol for hours in their courtyards. They watched the garbage man collect the city's refuse in a mule-drawn cart. They swiped candies from the corner

Read more ...