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In Tokyo, Dancing is a Crime

Police raids on clubs in Tokyo have been gradually increasing in recent years. This isn’t particularly abnormal, because in virtually every country in...

Is Atheism a Religion? (Hint: No)

Rarely do I make new articles based on my interactions with commenters, but a recent one warranted a full response. From my article...

Tokyo-centered Earthquake Could Kill 23,000

Skeptikai has had many articles on what I expect will be what everyone has been calling “The Big One” for years. That is,...

Label Wars: Made in China, Japan, or America

Do you care where your clothes were made? It seems like virtually everything you buy at the store now has the “made in...

The Whole Story on Japan’s 99% Conviction Rate, and the Corruption that Follows

The conviction rate in Japan is unbelievable. Some reports say 99.8%, others say 99.97%; but it’s clear that it’s above 99%. Why is...

Implicit vs. Overt Racism – Are We All a Little Racist?

I hesitate to say “there are two types of racists out there,” but there are two types of racism. One is the blatant...

What are the Fattest Countries in the World? (America is NOT #1)

It’s time for Americans to jump for joy – and I’m sure they would if they were in any shape to do so...

Is Japan About to Become an Offensive Military Power?

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the...

Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you,...

In Japan, Strangers are More Likely than Family to Give CPR for Cardiac Arrest

When it comes to Japanese people giving CPR to someone suffering a cardiac arrest, it appears as though water is actually thicker than...

Power and Rape – Part 2: How to Create a Breeding Ground for Sex Offenders

As I mentioned in Part 1, rape is tolerated in the military because the acknowledgment of rape in a unit will make that...

Possessed by Demons, Animals, and Nonsense

“Japan doesn’t have that stuff. That’s more of a Western thing.” Just like I constantly have to remind Westerners how they’re horribly wrong...

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30 Countries with the Most Economic Freedom

 The 23rd (2017) edition of the Index of Economic Freedom was released, and the results are surprising. According to the website, “In economically free...

The Scourge of Internet Memes, and Believing Everything You See

Have we become a society of gullibility? Anyone who has a large enough network on social media has been able to see an...

6 Ridiculous Fake News Stories of the Past Year

Donald Trump sends his own plan to transport stranded marines, ISIS endorses Hillary Clinton and she sold them weapons, and Rage Against the...

2016 Absolutely Sucked

Pretty much once a year, I take a break from my usual articles of epic quality and write something personal, reflective, or otherwise far less-than-eloquent. So I...